Elevation: 5,806 ft
GPS: 45.416, -111.234 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Matt Wenger on Feb 19, 2018
Admins: grk10vq, Zach Wahrer

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.
V3 6A
 5
Tick Tick Boom
Boulder, Alpine
V6 7A
 4
Fear Factor
Boulder, Alpine
V6 7A
 3
Intergalactic Jellyfish
Boulder, Alpine
V6 7A
 3
Leviathan
Boulder, Alpine
V8 7B
 6
The Battle of Hoth
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 64
The Dagger
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 170
Standard Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 74
Thing In Between
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 42
Standard Route Direct Finish
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 72
First Best
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 81
Tigger
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 45
Spare Tire
Trad, Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 47
Orange Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 50
Soft in the Middle
Trad, Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 54
Bowling for Buicks
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tick Tick Boom Cascade Creek > Explosive Area > Explosive Boulder
 5
V3 6A Boulder, Alpine
Fear Factor Cascade Creek > Explosive Area > Fear Factor
 4
V6 7A Boulder, Alpine
Intergalactic Jellyfish Cascade Creek > Primo Boulder
 3
V6 7A Boulder, Alpine
Leviathan Cascade Creek > Leviathan Boulder
 3
V6 7A Boulder, Alpine
The Battle of Hoth Nunnery > Upper Nunnery
 6
V8 7B Boulder
The Dagger Gallatin Tower
 64
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Standard Route Gallatin Tower
 170
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Thing In Between Gallatin Tower
 74
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Standard Route Direct Finish Gallatin Tower
 42
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
First Best Gallatin Tower
 72
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tigger Gallatin Tower
 81
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Spare Tire Gallatin Tower
 45
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Orange Crack Gallatin Tower
 47
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 3 pitches
Soft in the Middle Gallatin Tower
 50
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Bowling for Buicks Gallatin Tower
 54
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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