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Beehive Basin Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,742'
Location: 45.3081, -111.3912 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Beehive Mountain is located in the southern portion of the Spanish peaks Wilderness Area of the Gallatin National forest, a little over an hour south of Bozeman, and just North of Big Sky Ski Resort. It is a pristine Alpine environment but has one of the shortest approaches in the state for such climbing. There are quite a few routes on the southeast face, all multipitch trad routes from 5.6-5.11 on high quality granite gneiss.
Descent can be done in either of the two couloirs that flank the southeast face. There are rappel slings at both, which make things faster, but descent is possible without a rope. Consider backing up the slings with your own.

Getting There 

From Bozeman take 191 south toward Big Sky. Turn west at the Big Sky Road and go into the Mountain Village(9.5 miles). Continue past the Village for another 1.5 miles and turn right on Beehive Basin Road, which is well marked. Follow signs for the trailhead, another 1.8 miles. It is a 4 mile hike to the basin, which provides nice camping(Wilderness) and another 1.5 miles to the summit.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 8.5 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Beehive Basin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Beehive Basin:
New World Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 500'   Beehive Peak
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Featured Route For Beehive Basin
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo for the Original Route.

Original Route 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Montana : Beehive Basin : Beehive Peak
The Original Route, aka Javaman, is a really accessible climb for those wishing to push into 5.10 in the alpine. Even though it has 2 pitches of 5.9 and one of 5.10, the cruxes are short and quickly passed. The climbing itself is interesting, mostly in cracks, and lead to a fantastic summit. Even the approach is easy (by alpine standards) and straightforward.P1: Start at the base of a small, overhanging corner on the left side of the face, directly on top of the black dike. Make a few bou...[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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Rock Climbing Photo: Summit of the Beehive with a storm rolling in over...
Summit of the Beehive with a storm rolling in over...
Rock Climbing Photo: The summit ridge.
The summit ridge.
Rock Climbing Photo: southeast face. the shadowy dihedral is worker bee...
BETA PHOTO: southeast face. the shadowy dihedral is worker bee...

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