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Bridger Range Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,665'
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Northern Bridgers from the Shields Valley.


A sub-set of the Rocky Mountains, the Bridge Range runs north to south between Bozeman and Livingston and is separated from the Gallatin Range to the south by Bozeman Pass.

Primarily used as a skiing, biking, and hiking area, Bridger Pass has more recently been noted as a half-way decent climbing area. With about 50 miles of rock to climb, this area has a just about everything. Quality ranges from extremely good to extremely poor.
With the exception of The "M" approach time varies and you should expect at least one to three hours for Ross Peak and Ainger Lake.

Most climbing in the Bridger Range is an all day affair, so pack carefully and come prepared. Expect a full day and bring enough clothes for hot, cold, or wet weather.

Getting There 

Located between Bozeman and Livingston this area is separated from the Gallatin Range to the south by Bozeman Pass. See individual areas for a better description on how to get there.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

51 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bridger Range

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bridger Range:
Cold Forged Steel   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 450'   Ainger Lake : Frazier Lake
The Beat Connection    5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 80'   Wolverine Bowl : The Bud Wall
The Fellowship   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, Sport, Alpine, 9 pitches, 1000'   Ross Peak
Freaks of the Industry   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   The "M" in Bozeman
Hate Street Dialogue    5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 80'   Wolverine Bowl : Lower Replica
Single Synapse Rat Brain   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 90'   Wolverine Bowl : Upper Replica
The Fellowship Direct (aka The Mothership)   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 190'   Ross Peak
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Rock Climbing Photo: The back side of Ross Peak

The Fellowship 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13  Montana : Bridger Range : Ross Peak
This route has the distinction of being one of the longest in Montana and is mostly sport with a couple of placements per pitch. While the bolting can sometimes be jangus it is a worthy climb for someone who is a solid 5.10+ climber. Topo for The Fellowship (5.10c 9 pitches) P1 5.10cNothing like getting the game started after an exhausting approach by starting on a slabby 5.10c right! Luckily most of this is sport although the bolting can sometimes leave something to be desired. Takes a few cams for protection down lo...[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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Rock Climbing Photo: Chris approaching the Truman Gulch ice.  1998
Chris approaching the Truman Gulch ice. 1998

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