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Elevation: 6,293 ft
GPS: 45.26156, -111.30715
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Description Suggest change

This area is composed of all climbing and crags including and surrounding Big Sky. There are numerous areas to climb and boulder in this area and crags are on both sides of the river. Most climbing described here will be found between Red Cliff Campground and south of the bridge to Bozeman.

The climbing found in this area is as varied as its quality. Not as solid as other areas, the rock here is still acceptable by most standards. Bouldering, sport climbing, and epic alpine climbing can be found here, see individual areas for more detailed descriptions.

Getting There Suggest change

The Big Sky section of Montana is mostly located along Highway 191 and lies between the "35 mph" bridge from Bozeman and extends south to the Red Cliff Campground. See individual areas for directions.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Big Sky Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 5
Austin's Skyscraper
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 9
Out of Africa
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 5
Southern State of Mind
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Unicycle Riding Bear
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 12
Uzumaki
Boulder
V5 6C
 8
Indian Summer
Boulder
V6 7A
 6
Sweet Ambrosia
Boulder
V7 7A+
 7
Q
Boulder
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c R
 10
Beehive Traverse
Trad, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 22
Fat Man's Reunion
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
New World Route
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Campground Beatdown
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Pocket Protector
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 43
Pocket Pool
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Original Route, aka Javaman
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Austin's Skyscraper Hidden Lakes > District Two (T… > Hollow Earth Boulder
 5
V1 5 Boulder
Out of Africa Hidden Lakes > District One > Out of Africa Boulder
 9
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Southern State of Mind Greek Creek & S… > Sagebrush Point… > Whitewater Wall
 5
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
Unicycle Riding Bear Hidden Lakes > District One > Circus Boulder
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Uzumaki Hidden Lakes > District One > Uzumaki Boulder
 12
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Indian Summer Hidden Lakes > District Two (T… > Indian Summer Boulder
 8
V5 6C Boulder
Sweet Ambrosia Hidden Lakes > District Two (T… > Hollow Earth Boulder
 6
V6 7A Boulder
Q Hidden Lakes > District Two (T… > Q Boulder
 7
V7 7A+ Boulder
Beehive Traverse Beehive Basin > Beehive Peak
 10
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c R Trad, Alpine
Fat Man's Reunion Greek Creek & S… > Greek Creek Crag
 22
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
New World Route Beehive Basin > Beehive Peak
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Campground Beatdown Red Cliff Campg… > Main Cliff
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Pocket Protector Red Cliff Campg… > Main Cliff
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pocket Pool Red Cliff Campg… > Main Cliff
 43
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Original Route, aka Javaman Beehive Basin > Beehive Peak
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
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