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Beartooth Mountains Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 12,800'
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Description 

The Beartooth Mountains are the large, dramatic, inspiring set of crags located in south-central Montana and are part of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. This range includes areas such as Custer, Gallatin and Shoshone NF. One of the more recognizable formations here is Granite Peak, the highest point in Montana. The name of the mountain range is attributed to a rugged peak, Beartooth Peak, that has resembles that of a bear's tooth. Many adventures await the climber who sets out for a day or two in the Beartooth Mountains. Some of the more recognized areas here include Beartooth Pass, East Rosebud Lake, Granite Peak, Hell Roaring Plateau , and Stillwater River Canyon. Expect inclement weather changes, high altitude climbing, and varying alpine conditions. Plateaus are found at altitudes in excess of 10,000 feet and the mountains have hundreds of lakes and streams. Winters are severe with heavy snow and torrent wind.

Most all of the crags here are composed of Precambrian granite and crystalline metamorphic rock. These formations are around 4 billion years old and some of the oldest on Earth.

Getting There 

The mountains are just northeast of Yellowstone. Access to the mountains are gained be traveling on the Beartooth Highway - U.S. 212. See Individual Crags for more directions.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Beartooth Mountains

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beartooth Mountains:
Mystic Lake Trail   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b     Trad, Alpine   Granite Peak
Phantom Creek Trail   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b     Trad, Alpine   Granite Peak
The Ramp   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches   East Rosebud Lake
Standard Route Tower of Innocence   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 800'   East Rosebud Lake
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Hairpin Buttress from Hairpin Lake

Classy Girls 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Montana : Beartooth Mountains : Hell Roaring Plateau
P1: 5.10b PG-13 follow obvious right facing crack on easy stacked boulders in a crack to flaring offwidth. Pass offwidth and move right below roof for good gear and continue left of the roof to a good belay ledge below roof. 125’ ishP1 Variation: 5.9 Climb starts 15’ left of the 5.10b. Follow left facing crack to an intermittent flake system to a right facing flake with ‘okay’ and tricky gear and finish on belay ledge. P2: 5.10d Start right of big roof below inverted staircase. Bouldery star...[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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