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

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

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.
V3 6A
 6
Out of Africa
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Unicycle Riding Bear
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 12
Uzumaki
Boulder
V5 6C
 8
Indian Summer
Boulder
V6 7A
 3
Twist of Fate
Boulder
V6 7A
 6
Sweet Ambrosia
Boulder
V7 7A+
 7
Q
Boulder
V7 7A+
 3
Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB)
Boulder
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
 8
Beehive Traverse
Trad, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 19
Fat Man's Reunion
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 21
New World Route
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 33
Campground Beatdown
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 38
Pocket Protector
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 40
Pocket Pool
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Original Route, aka Javaman
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Out of Africa Hidden Lakes > District One > Out of Africa Boulder
 6
V3 6A 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
Twist of Fate Hidden Lakes > District One > Uzumaki Boulder
 3
V6 7A 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
Cosmic Microwave Background… Hidden Lakes > Outer Limits Boulder
 3
V7 7A+ Boulder
Beehive Traverse Beehive Basin > Beehive Peak
 8
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R Trad, Alpine
Fat Man's Reunion Greek Creek & S… > Greek Creek Crag
 19
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
New World Route Beehive Basin > Beehive Peak
 21
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Campground Beatdown Red Cliff Campg… > Main Cliff
 33
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Pocket Protector Red Cliff Campg… > Main Cliff
 38
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pocket Pool Red Cliff Campg… > Main Cliff
 40
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Original Route, aka Javaman Beehive Basin > Beehive Peak
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
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