Elevation: 4,781 ft
GPS: 46.07441, -111.86135
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Description

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

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

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Classic Climbing Routes at Southwest Region

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
M4
 116
The Thrill is Gone
Mixed
WI3+
 120
Mummy II
Ice
WI5-
 107
Scepter
Ice
WI4
 130
The Dribbles
Trad, Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 176
Skyline Arete
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 207
Sparerib
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 79
The Mutt and Jeff
Trad 5 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 216
Standard Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 70
Diesel Driver
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 112
Tigger
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 72
Black Line
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 120
Flake Fest
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 110
Theoretically
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 117
Ignition
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 78
Bowling for Buicks
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Thrill is Gone Hyalite Canyon > Unnamed Wall
 116
M4 Mixed
Mummy II Hyalite Canyon > Mummy Area
 120
WI3+ Ice
Scepter Hyalite Canyon > Mummy Area
 107
WI5- Ice
The Dribbles Hyalite Canyon > Dribbles Area
 130
WI4 Trad, Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
Skyline Arete Gallatin Canyon > … > Skyline Buttress > Skyline North
 176
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
Sparerib Gallatin Canyon > E Side > Sparerib Area
 207
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
The Mutt and Jeff Humbug Spires > Wedge
 79
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Standard Route Gallatin Canyon > W Side > Gallatin Tower
 216
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Diesel Driver Gallatin Canyon > E Side > Black Line Buttress
 70
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Tigger Gallatin Canyon > W Side > Gallatin Tower
 112
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Black Line Gallatin Canyon > E Side > Black Line Buttress
 72
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Flake Fest Paradise Valley > Allenspur > 7-11 Crag
 120
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Theoretically Hyalite Canyon > Practice Rock
 110
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Ignition Bear Canyon > Lower Bear Canyon > Prow
 117
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bowling for Buicks Gallatin Canyon > W Side > Gallatin Tower
 78
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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