Elevation: 4,456 ft
GPS: 46.653, -111.594 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: The Morse-Bradys on Feb 1, 2013 · Updates
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer

Description

The more sunny of the two side-by-side canyons in this area. Features some larger, more exposed walls of pocketed limestone.

Please note climbing around pictographs is forbidden. The "Painted Wall" has not been added to the database for this reason. Please observe and respect closure signs.

Getting There

From Helena: Take Canyon Ferry Road (Hwy 430/284) East around North side of lake over the dam. Turn left on Hellgate Gulch Road. Drive time: 45 minutes.

From Bozeman: Take I-90 West to 287 North towards Helena. Turn right in Townsend on Hwy 12. Take a left on Hwy 284. Head north for about 25 miles. Turn right on Hellgate Gulch Road. Drive time: 1:15

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hellgate Gulch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Weird Science
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Fatman/Chossman and Robins
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 7
Uncomfortably Numb
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Devil's Highway (10a)
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Irrational Exuberance
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
California Dreamin'
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Redheaded Step Child
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Sea of Cheese
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 8
Melt Down
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Sea of Choss
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Last Unicorn
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Fatal Attraction
Sport 3 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Fight Club
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Hell or High Water ('pitch 1')
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 6
Between Heaven and Hell
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Weird Science Winter Wall
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Fatman/Chossman and Robins Winter Wall Northeast…
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Uncomfortably Numb Winter Wall
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Devil's Highway (10a) Winter Wall
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Irrational Exuberance Winter Wall
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
California Dreamin' Winter Wall
 6
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Redheaded Step Child Jurassic Rock
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Sea of Cheese Winter Wall
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Melt Down Winter Wall
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Sport
Sea of Choss Winter Wall
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Last Unicorn Winter Wall
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fatal Attraction Winter Wall
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 3 pitches
Fight Club Winter Wall
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Hell or High Water ('pitch 1') Winter Wall
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Between Heaven and Hell Dante's Wall
 6
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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