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Areas in West Side

Cube, The 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Dregs, The 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Gallatin Tower 14 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17

Description

The is the west side of the river of what is generally referred to as “The Canyon”, which is predominantly trad climbing on quality gneiss. Far less climbing here than the east side, but the gneiss that is exposed here includes the beautiful Gallatin Tower and The Cube.

Getting There

Driving south on Hwy 191 from Four Corners, drive about 9 miles from the canyon entrance (~14 miles north of the stoplight in Big Sky), and park in the dirt pull out almost directly underneath the prominent Gallatin Tower.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 22
Guide Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 47
The Dagger
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 122
Standard Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
Thing In Between
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Generation X
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
Standard Route Direct Finish
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 50
First Best
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 57
Tigger
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 32
Spare Tire
Trad, Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 32
Orange Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 33
Soft in the Middle
Trad, Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 32
Bowling for Buicks
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Uber Ass
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Silver Surfer Suit
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 5
Straw Man
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Guide Route Gallatin Tower
 22
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
The Dagger Gallatin Tower
 47
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Standard Route Gallatin Tower
 122
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Thing In Between Gallatin Tower
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Generation X Gallatin Tower
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Standard Route Direct Finish Gallatin Tower
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
First Best Gallatin Tower
 50
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tigger Gallatin Tower
 57
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Spare Tire Gallatin Tower
 32
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Orange Crack Gallatin Tower
 32
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 3 pitches
Soft in the Middle Gallatin Tower
 33
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Bowling for Buicks Gallatin Tower
 32
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Uber Ass Cube
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Silver Surfer Suit Cube
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Straw Man Cube
 5
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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