Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 45.885, -112.309 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Zach Wahrer on Oct 27, 2016
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer

Description

Whiskey Gulch is an enormous, incredible granite bouldering area. With a wide range of grades, heights (lots of highballs here at all grades), angles, and styles, it is a place just about anyone can enjoy.

Boulders face all aspects, so as long as you can get to the parking lot, you should be able to find something that is climbable year round.

At large camping is available, as much of the area is National Forest. Practice your best LNT principles and pack out your trash. Be careful of the private property in the area as well.

The "SW MT Blocs" Guidebook contains this area, and I'd highly recommend it. It has good descriptions, maps, and directions for the Whiskey Gulch area.

Getting There

Finding the parking lot is actually harder than finding the boulders! The GPS location listed is for the parking lot. I'll try to list some text directions in the event your GPS doesn't want to get you there.

From either Butte or Whitehall, get on MT-2. Turn north on Toll Mountain Road. From here on out, you will stay on the "main" road, with a few exceptions. When the road Y's, turn right on to Upper Rader Creek Road (following signs for Whiskey Gulch Trailhead). Stay on this road for awhile and it will make a hard left downhill turn. Keep going straight. When the road Y's once again, keep left (heading uphill). A white arrow on a brown sign should point the correct way. After awhile longer, you will reach yet another Y. This one has a sign that says Whiskey Gulch Trailhead and points left. DO NOT go this way. Head to the right instead. After a short distance you will see a grassy parking area on your left. Keep going (unless the road is bad), turning left onto a smaller, less maintained road. DO NOT go right here as there are signs for private property. After 0.3 miles on the smaller road, you'll see a grass parking area on the right. Park here! You're just minutes from the boulders now.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Whiskey Gulch

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V0 4 R
 4
Grumpy Old Men
Boulder
V0+ 4+ R
 3
Little Nosey Girl Who Should Hav…
Boulder
V1 5
 3
Wave Rider
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
Baby Bear
Boulder
V2 5+
 3
Bungholeo
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
Osteoporosis
Boulder
V4 6B
 11
Wave Runner
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Cool Aid
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Emphysema Traverse
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
Deltoids of Doom
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
Hairy Palms
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 3
Emphysema Traverse Low
Boulder
V5 6C
 3
Adam's Wall
Boulder
V7 7A+
 3
The Pope's Penis
Boulder
V8 7B
 3
Caught in the Act
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Grumpy Old Men Whiskey Proper > Entrance Gully > Family Wall
 4
V0 4 R Boulder
Little Nosey Girl Who Shoul… Whiskey Proper > Entrance Gully > Family Wall
 3
V0+ 4+ R Boulder
Wave Rider Whiskey Proper > W Side > Wave Boulder
 3
V1 5 Boulder
Baby Bear Whiskey Proper > Entrance Gully > Family Wall
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
Bungholeo Whiskey Proper > Hidden Area > Cone Head Boulder
 3
V2 5+ Boulder
Osteoporosis Whiskey Proper > Senile Gully > Senile Boulder
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Wave Runner Whiskey Proper > W Side > Wave Boulder
 11
V4 6B Boulder
Cool Aid Whiskey Proper > Hidden Area > Cone Head Boulder
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Emphysema Traverse Whiskey Proper > Senile Gully > Senile Boulder
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Deltoids of Doom Whiskey Proper > Senile Gully > Senile Boulder
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Hairy Palms Whiskey Proper > Hidden Area > Hidden Boulder
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Emphysema Traverse Low Whiskey Proper > Senile Gully > Senile Boulder
 3
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Adam's Wall Whiskey Proper > Warm Up Ridge Area > Adam's Wall
 3
V5 6C Boulder
The Pope's Penis Whiskey Proper > Pope's Boulder
 3
V7 7A+ Boulder
Caught in the Act Whiskey Proper > Hidden Area > Hidden Boulder
 3
V8 7B Boulder
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