Description

The northwest region of Montana features some of the state's best climbing, near Missoula. Glacier National Park and areas near Great Falls are also in this region.

Getting There

Access is typically from I-90 and Highway 83.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Northwest Region

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4 6B
 8
The Duke
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 35
Classic Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 35
Pleasant Surprise
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Room With A View
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 59
Shoshone South Face
Trad 5 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 8
The Free Lament
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 47
11th Commandment
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 19
My Moms Muscle Shirt
Trad 8 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
 7
The Awakening Wall
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 23
Flying Time
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 26
The Tempest
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 12
Dude
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 23
Timebinder
Trad 8 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 21
Venus De Milo
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Deep Fried Twinkies
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Duke Lost Horse > Clearcut Boulders > John Wayne Boulder
 8
V4 6B Boulder
Classic Crack Kootenai Canyon… > Identity Wall
 35
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Pleasant Surprise Kootenai Canyon… > Second Buttress
 35
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Room With A View Stone Hill > Room with a View
 17
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Shoshone South Face Blodgett Canyon > Shoshone Spire
 59
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
The Free Lament Blodgett Canyon > Blackfoot Dome
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad 3 pitches
11th Commandment Kootenai Canyon… > First Buttress
 47
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
My Moms Muscle Shirt Blodgett Canyon > Flathead Buttress
 19
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 8 pitches
The Awakening Wall Mill Creek > Great Awakening Wall
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Flying Time Kootenai Canyon… > Second Buttress
 23
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Tempest Kootenai Canyon… > First Buttress
 26
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Dude Kootenai Canyon… > Identity Wall
 12
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Timebinder Blodgett Canyon > Prow
 23
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 8 pitches
Venus De Milo Kootenai Canyon… > Second Buttress
 21
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Deep Fried Twinkies Kootenai Canyon… > First Buttress
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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