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Elevation: 5,806 ft 1,770 m
GPS: 45.41643, -111.23441
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Shared By: Matt Wenger on Feb 19, 2018
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 14
Tick Tick Boom
Boulder, Alpine
V4 6B
 5
Leviathan
Boulder, Alpine
V5 6C
 5
The Enchiridion
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
Intergalactic Jellyfish
Boulder, Alpine
V6+ 7A
 6
Hymenoptera (AKA the Gargoyle)
Boulder, Alpine
V8 7B
 9
The Battle of Hoth
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 103
The Dagger
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 230
Standard Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 111
Thing In Between
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 102
First Best
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 122
Tigger
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 71
Soft in the Middle
Trad, Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 88
Bowling for Buicks
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 18
India Ink
Trad, Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 6
Forbidden Fruit
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tick Tick Boom Cascade Creek > Explosive Area > Explosive Boulder
 14
V3 6A Boulder, Alpine
Leviathan Cascade Creek > Leviathan Boulder
 5
V4 6B Boulder, Alpine
The Enchiridion Nunnery > Lower Nunnery
 5
V5 6C Boulder
Intergalactic Jellyfish Cascade Creek > Primo Boulder
 4
V6 7A Boulder, Alpine
Hymenoptera (AKA the Gargoyle) Cascade Creek > Gargoyle Boulder
 6
V6+ 7A Boulder, Alpine
The Battle of Hoth Nunnery > Upper Nunnery
 9
V8 7B Boulder
The Dagger Gallatin Tower
 103
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Standard Route Gallatin Tower
 230
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Thing In Between Gallatin Tower
 111
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
First Best Gallatin Tower
 102
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tigger Gallatin Tower
 122
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Soft in the Middle Gallatin Tower
 71
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Bowling for Buicks Gallatin Tower
 88
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
India Ink Gallatin Tower
 18
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Forbidden Fruit Cube
 6
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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