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Central Montana Rock

Jake Mergenthaler / First Ascent Press, 2006

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Volume 2 in the Big Sky Rock series of Montana climbing guides. The serene climbing areas along the Rocky Mountain Front, the Elk Horn and Big Belt Mountains of Montana are home to everything from convenient practice areas to some of the most challenging free climbs in the state - many described here for the first time. Written by one of the area's leading explorers, this guide covers over 350 quality climbs on dozens of roadside sport crags, lonely canyons, textured granite spires of the Boulder Batholith, and the multi-pitch wonder of Blackleaf Canyon near the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Rock Climbing Montana

Randall Green / Falcon Press, 2000

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Montana climbing offers a lifetime of adventure and challenge. Rock Climbing Montana, formerly The Rock Climber's Guide to Montana is the only guide available that covers all the major climbing areas in the state-including Missoula, Helena, Butte, and Bozeman as well as out-of-the-way crags like Stone Hill, Mulkey and Rattler gulches, and the state's highest mountain, Granite Peak-with routes ranging from 5.3 to 5.13. Climbers from around the state-(Dwight Bishop, Ron Brunckhorst, Bill Dockins, Rafael Grana, Randall Green, Brian Hatfield, Brad Hutcheson, Jason Taylor, Matt Taylor, and many others)-provided first-hand information for area overviews, route betas and topos, maps, and photos. Also included are suggestions for hear, information on locations and types of anchors, approaches, and descents as well as listings for shops, gyms, and guide services. Rock Climbing Montana is essential for planning your next climbing trip in the Big Sky State.


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