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Elevation: 5,170 ft
GPS: 45.16952, -110.86987
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On the west side of Yankee Jim Canyon, the Locomotion Boulders offer a variety of grades with short approaches in a pleasant setting. From short, thuggy overhangs, to technical highball test pieces, these boulders have something for everyone.

Getting There Suggest change

From the north, post flood (Per Solomon Reinman's comment below): Follow Hwy 89 south from Livingston. Take a right onto Old Yellowstone Road a few miles before the Campground, while still on the west side of the Yellowstone River. If you cross a bridge to the east side, you've gone too far and will have to turn around. After turning onto Old Yellowstone Road, continue to the fork. When the road tees, turn left. Make another left shortly after, and then stay left again (lower road, Old Yellowstone Trail). Follow this until the road closure and find a pace to park. From here, you'll have to walk about 1.3 miles down the road, as it is closed due to washout and rockfall. Alternately, follow the southern approach to drive all the way to the parking.

From the south: Follow Hwy 89 north from Gardiner. Turn left on E Gate Road in the burg of Corwin Springs. Cross the river, then turn right to head north on Old Yellowstone Trail. Follow this for awhile until reaching the Sphinx Creek Picnic and parking area on the left, shortly before the road closure begins.

42 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Locomotive Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 9
Yardstick
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Uncaged Monkey
Boulder
V6 7A
 8
Foo Man Chew
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
Way Out (Crouch)
Boulder
V7 7A+
 16
Gigarete
Boulder
V7 7A+
 15
Carpenter’s Crack
Boulder
V7 7A+
 7
Hang Like a Monkey
Boulder
V8 7B
 7
Mr. Leslie
Boulder
V9 7C
 5
Summer in Paradise
Boulder
V10 7C+
 4
Harmony in Ultraviolet
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Yardstick Choss & Moss Area > Yardstick Boulder
 9
V3 6A Boulder
Uncaged Monkey Anderson Cave Area > Anderson Cave
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Foo Man Chew Gigarete Area > High Output Boulder
 8
V6 7A Boulder
Way Out (Crouch) Way Out Area > Way Out Boulder
 4
V6 7A Boulder
Gigarete Gigarete Area > Gigarete Boulder
 16
V7 7A+ Boulder
Carpenter’s Crack Gigarete Area > High Output Boulder
 15
V7 7A+ Boulder
Hang Like a Monkey Anderson Cave Area > Anderson Cave
 7
V7 7A+ Boulder
Mr. Leslie Gigarete Area > Gigarete Boulder
 7
V8 7B Boulder
Summer in Paradise Gigarete Area > High Output Boulder
 5
V9 7C Boulder
Harmony in Ultraviolet Gigarete Area > Gigarete Boulder
 4
V10 7C+ Boulder
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