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Avalanche Gulch Rock Climbing 

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Location: 46.6325, -111.5666 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ryan and Jesse Morse-Brady on Feb 1, 2013  with updates from Matt Wenger and 2 more
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Looking West towards Canyon Ferry lake from the to...


Mostly shady, with classic walls such as the Blue Collar and Bukowski Walls.

Getting There 

From Helena: Take Canyon Ferry Road (Hwy 430/284) East around North side of lake over the dam. Turn left on Avalanche Gulch Road. Drive time: 50 minutes.

From Bozeman: Take I-90 West to 287 North towards Helena. Turn right in Townsend on Hwy 12. Take a left on Hwy 284. Head north for about 25 miles. Turn right on Avalanche Gulch Road. Drive time: 1:15

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 8.0 miles from here

56 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Avalanche Gulch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Avalanche Gulch:
The Beach   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Nude Beach
Dirty Bird   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Blue Collar Wall
The Fire Spire   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   Fire Spire
Serenity Now   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Bukowski Buttress
Drowning in Flame   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Bukowski Buttress
Unknown 11 (not Bar Fly)   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Bukowski Buttress
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Featured Route For Avalanche Gulch
Rock Climbing Photo: The Fire Spire (5.9)

The Fire Spire 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Montana : Big Belt Mountains : ... : Fire Spire
This is an absolute gem of a route. Great exposure, and fun climbing. P1: Scramble out on a small ledge to the right of Sunfire Slab. Belay at a bolt. Work up a small dihedral into a crack followed by some face climbing. All bolts. Belay on a good sized ledge.P2:Start up the left side of the ledge, past bolts onto a face split by a crack. Finish on the crack system. 3 bolts, finish on gear. Enjoy the view and the top of the spire!Rappel route....[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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Rock Climbing Photo: Avalanche Gulch looking east from dirt road.
Avalanche Gulch looking east from dirt road.

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By Matt Wenger
From: Bozeman
Apr 16, 2017
Lots of routes here are quite long. Bring a 70m.

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