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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.
WI3+
 104
Genesis I
TR, Ice
WI3+
 78
Genesis II
Ice
WI3+
 74
The Elevator Shaft
Ice
M4
 69
The Thrill is Gone
Mixed
WI3
 74
Mummy II
Ice
WI4-5
 67
Scepter
Ice
WI4
 72
The Dribbles
Trad, Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 125
Skyline Arete
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 151
Sparerib
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 171
Standard Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 74
Thing In Between
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 81
Tigger
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 82
Flake Fest
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 91
Theoretically
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 79
Ignition
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Genesis I Hyalite Canyon > Genesis Area
 104
WI3+ TR, Ice
Genesis II Hyalite Canyon > Genesis Area
 78
WI3+ Ice
The Elevator Shaft Hyalite Canyon > Unnamed Wall
 74
WI3+ Ice
The Thrill is Gone Hyalite Canyon > Unnamed Wall
 69
M4 Mixed
Mummy II Hyalite Canyon > Mummy Area
 74
WI3 Ice
Scepter Hyalite Canyon > Mummy Area
 67
WI4-5 Ice
The Dribbles Hyalite Canyon > Dribbles Area
 72
WI4 Trad, Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
Skyline Arete Gallatin Canyon > … > Skyline Buttress > Skyline North
 125
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
Sparerib Gallatin Canyon > E Side > Sparerib Area
 151
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Standard Route Gallatin Canyon > W Side > Gallatin Tower
 171
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Thing In Between Gallatin Canyon > W Side > Gallatin Tower
 74
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Tigger Gallatin Canyon > W Side > Gallatin Tower
 81
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Flake Fest Paradise Valley > Allenspur > 7-11 Crag
 82
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Theoretically Hyalite Canyon > Practice Rock
 91
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Ignition Bear Canyon > Lower Bear Canyon > Prow
 79
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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