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The Fins

Montana > Southwest Region > Hyalite Canyon
Access Issue: Potential road closures in winter. Details

Description

The fins of rock jutting out from the hill side above the hard-man crag 'Swamp Rock'. The Fins host about 7 completed sport climbs with room for at least a few more. Besides some excellent warm-ups for the Swamp, the main draw of the Fins is the close proximity to Bozeman. You can be at the base of most of the climbs within about 35 minutes from town.

Getting There

Head up Hyalite Canyon Road and park in a large paved pullout on the right about 100 feet before mile marker 8. Swamp Rock is just below the pullout next to the stream, while the Fins are above the pullout and can easily be seen from the road.
To get to the climbs, cross the road and head up the road cut next to the mile marker 8 sign. See individual climbs for approaches. It's about a 5 minute hike to most climbs.

Routes from Left to Right

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 1
Oro y Plata
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 1
The Golden Hole
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 1
Copa de Oro
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 1
Climbing Baby Bites the Sun
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 2
It's Poop Again!
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Oro y Plata
 1
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Golden Hole
 1
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Copa de Oro
 1
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Climbing Baby Bites the Sun
 1
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
It's Poop Again!
 2
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport

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Peder in the middle of Oro y Plata
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