Elevation: 4,658 ft
GPS: 46.323, -111.627 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: jeffwbrown Brown on Oct 5, 2012 · Updates
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer

Description

This area is in a little canyon with a winding road connecting a tiny town to the middle of nowhere. It has limestone buttresses and faces ranging from dirt to solid but most of the routes are solid. You might cut your hands up a little bit on a few. Since there are routes on the north and south of the road you'll find at least some routes in the sun most days, but the climbing season is short because MT is a cold place.

Getting There

Go to the bridge just north of Townsend, MT which is 29 miles southeast of Helena or 31 miles north of I-90 exit 274 on Hwy 287. Just north of the bridge there is a road marked Indian Creek heading west, it forks after 400 feet, head right on Indian Creek for 3.6 miles. Take a left at the Indian Creek Ranger Station sign and go for 1.6 miles to a small parking area on the right. You will have seen all the crags on the way to the parking area, so walk back a couple hundred feet to the rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Indian Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Cocalahishkit
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 6
Twelve Nations
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Wounded Knee
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
War Paint
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Gold Digger
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Mama Bear
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 11
Pocket Hunter
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Skin Walker
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
White Hawk
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Vision Quest
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Finger Sacrifice
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cocalahishkit Medicine Hole Wall
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Twelve Nations Sacred Ground Buttress
 6
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Wounded Knee Sacred Ground Buttress
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
War Paint War Wall
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Gold Digger Big Horn Wall
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mama Bear Bear Claw Buttress
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pocket Hunter Bear Claw Buttress
 11
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Skin Walker War Wall
 3
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
White Hawk Vision Quest Wall
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Vision Quest Vision Quest Wall
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Finger Sacrifice Vision Quest Wall
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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