Use onX Backcountry to explore the terrain in 3D, view recent satellite imagery, and more. Now available in onX Backcountry Mobile apps! For more information see this post.
Elevation: 4,781 ft 1,457 m
GPS: 46.07441, -111.86135
Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 2,337,530 total · 34,630/month
Shared By: Zach Wahrer on Nov 4, 2018 · Updates
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer

Description Suggest change

The southwestern region of Montana holds lots of climbing, encompassing towns such as Helena, Butte, and Bozeman. If you are into boulders, sport routes, single-pitch trad, or long routes in the mountains, there is something here for you.

Please report any rusted, spinning, damaged, worn, or otherwise unsafe hardware you find within this region to the SMCC: Report a Bad Bolt, Hanger, or Anchor. If you have the means, please consider donating, so they can continue their hard work.

The Helena Climbers Coalition also has a bad bolt / anchor tool for crags in the Helena Area (Big Belts, Blue Cloud, Indian Creek, Sheep Mountain, etc.). If you would like to contribute to fixed anchor maintenance in that area and/or become a HCC member, check out this page.

Getting There Suggest change

Usually accessed from I-90 and I-15. See specific areas for more information.

2,332 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Southwest Region Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Southwest Region

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
M4
 121
The Thrill is Gone
Mixed
WI5
 91
Cleopatra's Needle
Ice 3 pitches
WI3+
 138
Mummy II
Ice
WI5-
 115
Scepter
Ice
WI4
 149
The Dribbles
Trad, Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 231
Sparerib
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 89
The Mutt and Jeff
Trad 5 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 230
Standard Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 79
Pineapple Thunderpussy
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 80
Diesel Driver
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 122
Tigger
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 130
Flake Fest
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 121
Theoretically
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 136
Ignition
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 88
Bowling for Buicks
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Thrill is Gone Hyalite Canyon > Unnamed Wall
 121
M4 Mixed
Cleopatra's Needle Hyalite Canyon > Twin Falls Area
 91
WI5 Ice 3 pitches
Mummy II Hyalite Canyon > Mummy Area
 138
WI3+ Ice
Scepter Hyalite Canyon > Mummy Area
 115
WI5- Ice
The Dribbles Hyalite Canyon > Dribbles Area
 149
WI4 Trad, Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
Sparerib Gallatin Canyon > E Side > Sparerib Area
 231
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
The Mutt and Jeff Humbug Spires > Wedge
 89
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Standard Route Gallatin Canyon > W Side > Gallatin Tower
 230
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Pineapple Thunderpussy Gallatin Canyon > E Side > Pineapple Buttress
 79
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Diesel Driver Gallatin Canyon > E Side > Black Line Buttress
 80
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Tigger Gallatin Canyon > W Side > Gallatin Tower
 122
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Flake Fest Paradise Valley > Allenspur > 7-11 Crag
 130
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Theoretically Hyalite Canyon > Practice Rock
 121
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Ignition Bear Canyon > Lower Bear Canyon > Prow
 136
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bowling for Buicks Gallatin Canyon > W Side > Gallatin Tower
 88
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
More Classic Climbs in Southwest Region »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

0 Comments