Elevation: 8,720 ft
GPS: 45.264, -111.165 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: M A on Aug 29, 2017 · Updates
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Description

A beautiful bouldering area located in the Gallatin Range near Big Sky. The boulders in this area tend to be well featured gneiss blocks that are just a pleasure to climb on.

The Portal Creek road has seasonal closures so Hidden Lakes is open from mid-June to 12/01. Find more information on the National Forest Service website.

Getting There

From Bozeman, head south on 191 toward Big Sky. Turn left onto Portal Creek Road and take this dirt road roughly 6.5 miles to the Hidden Lakes Trailhead (a popular trail).

To approach the main areas: Follow the trail through a series of steep switchbacks for about a mile. The trail will flatten out for a while. About another mile down trail there will be a fork. Take the left trail at this fork. Follow this trail slightly uphill until you gain a ridge line in the trees. Continue until you see a big gully heading down to the right with boulders at the bottom of it. This is District 1.

Note: The approach to the D1 boulders is quite easy and should take about 45 minutes to an hour depending on fitness.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hidden Lakes

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 3
Austin's Skyscraper
Boulder
V2 5+
 5
Orange Dream Chossicle
Boulder
V3 6A
 5
Out of Africa
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Ezy Ryder
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
Unicycle Riding Bear
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 9
Uzumaki
Boulder
V5 6C
 5
Indian Summer
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Pink Lady
Boulder
V5 6C
 5
Sweet Ambrosia
Boulder
V5 6C
 5
The Big Bang
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
Steve and Abby
Boulder
V7 7A+
 4
Q
Boulder
V7 7A+
 3
Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB)
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Austin's Skyscraper District Two (T… > Hollow Earth Boulder
 3
V1 5 Boulder
Orange Dream Chossicle District One > Uzumaki Boulder
 5
V2 5+ Boulder
Out of Africa District One > Out of Africa Boulder
 5
V3 6A Boulder
Ezy Ryder District One > Out of Africa Boulder
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Unicycle Riding Bear District One > Circus Boulder
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Uzumaki District One > Uzumaki Boulder
 9
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Indian Summer District Two (T… > Indian Summer Boulder
 5
V5 6C Boulder
Pink Lady District Two (T… > Hollow Earth Boulder
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Sweet Ambrosia District Two (T… > Hollow Earth Boulder
 5
V5 6C Boulder
The Big Bang Outer Limits Boulder
 5
V5 6C Boulder
Steve and Abby District Two (T… > Q Boulder
 4
V6 7A Boulder
Q District Two (T… > Q Boulder
 4
V7 7A+ Boulder
Cosmic Microwave Background… Outer Limits Boulder
 3
V7 7A+ Boulder
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