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Areas in East Side

Ashes of Stone Buttress 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
B.O. Butress 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Black Line Buttress 12 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Bleacher Buttress 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Campfire Crag 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
First Buttress 8 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Fish Face 5 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Hole In The Waltz, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Libido Formation 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 5
Northern Exposure 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Nu Ethix 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Out of Bounds Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Pineapple Buttress 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
SAR Rock 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Skyline Buttress 27 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 33
Sparerib Area 8 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Tango Tower 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Veil Wall, The 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Wafer, The 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Waltz Formation, The 12 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Watchtower - Lower, The 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5

Description [Edit]

This area is the east side of the river of what is generally referred to as “The Canyon”. The bulk to the gneiss rock formations are found here. Classics such as Spare Rib, Pineapple Thunderpussy, and The Waltz are all found in this area.

Getting There [Edit]

Driving south on Hwy 191 from Four Corners, park just after the “35 mph” bridge, which is about 9.5 miles south of the canyon entrance and just across the river from the Lava Lake trailhead (13 miles from Big Sky stoplight). Cross under the bridge heading north and back up onto the two track, and cut up and right into the woods when the two track ends. Continue along the river for a little under a half mile, and back up into the woods. You will come to an obvious fork in the trail. Left takes you to the Waltz, Pineapple, and Watchtower buttresses. Right takes you towards Blackline, Skyline and Sparerib buttresses.

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Classic Climbing Routes at East Side

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 95
Skyline Arete
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 92
Sparerib
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 41
The Waltz
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
Watchtower Standard Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Crystal Delight
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 19
Fire Escape
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
Pineapple Thunderpussy
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 33
Diesel Driver
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
Ashes of Stone
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 38
Black Line
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Too Hot to Tango
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Black Line - Directest Finish
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Kabooki Direct
Trad
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 3
Stigmata
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
The Fugitive
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Skyline Arete Skyline Buttress > Skyline North
 95
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
Sparerib Sparerib Area
 92
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
The Waltz Waltz Formation
 41
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Watchtower Standard Route Watchtower - Lower
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Crystal Delight Fish Face
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Fire Escape Fish Face
 19
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Pineapple Thunderpussy Pineapple Buttress
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Diesel Driver Black Line Buttress
 33
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Ashes of Stone Ashes of Stone Buttress
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Black Line Black Line Buttress
 38
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Too Hot to Tango Waltz Formation
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Black Line - Directest Finish Black Line Buttress
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Kabooki Direct Black Line Buttress
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Stigmata Skyline Buttress > Skyline North
 3
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad
The Fugitive Tango Tower
 11
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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Bozeman, Montana
Herm-Dawg Millionaire   Bozeman, Montana
I dropped my black Smartwool jacket on the east side, somewhere near the south side of Skyline Arete. Please HMU, if you find it! Apr 30, 2018

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