Elevation: 5,806 ft
GPS: 45.41643, -111.23441
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Shared By: Matt Wenger on Feb 19, 2018
Admins: GRK, 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
 12
Tick Tick Boom
Boulder, Alpine
V5 6C
 5
The Enchiridion
Boulder
V8 7B
 9
The Battle of Hoth
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 61
Guide Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 90
The Dagger
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 216
Standard Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 102
Thing In Between
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 71
Standard Route Direct Finish
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 94
First Best
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 112
Tigger
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 55
Spare Tire
Trad, Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 62
Orange Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 64
Soft in the Middle
Trad, Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 78
Bowling for Buicks
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 39
Uber Ass
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tick Tick Boom Cascade Creek > Explosive Area > Explosive Boulder
 12
V3 6A Boulder, Alpine
The Enchiridion Nunnery > Lower Nunnery
 5
V5 6C Boulder
The Battle of Hoth Nunnery > Upper Nunnery
 9
V8 7B Boulder
Guide Route Gallatin Tower
 61
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
The Dagger Gallatin Tower
 90
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Standard Route Gallatin Tower
 216
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Thing In Between Gallatin Tower
 102
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Standard Route Direct Finish Gallatin Tower
 71
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
First Best Gallatin Tower
 94
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tigger Gallatin Tower
 112
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Spare Tire Gallatin Tower
 55
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Orange Crack Gallatin Tower
 62
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Soft in the Middle Gallatin Tower
 64
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Bowling for Buicks Gallatin Tower
 78
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Uber Ass Cube
 39
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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