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"M" in Bozeman, The 
Ainger Lake 
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Bridger Range Rock Climbing 

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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

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Weather station 6.4 miles from here

55 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bridger Range

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bridger Range:
ASS!    5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 25'   Wolverine Bowl : Denmark
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
You're My Cup of Tea   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 30'   Wolverine Bowl : Denmark
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
Trial By Fire   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Sport, Alpine, 9 pitches, 1100'   Ross Peak
The Fellowship Direct (aka The Mothership)   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 190'   Ross Peak
Hippy Killin' Conundrum   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 85'   Wolverine Bowl : The Bud Wall
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Featured Route For Bridger Range
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Trial By Fire 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13  Montana : Bridger Range : Ross Peak
This consistent route weaves a line up the middle of the north east face of Ross Peak. Leading through both of the roof features and through the prominent headwall at the top make this one of the longest and most sustained routes on the wall with quality stone for its length. Even though gear is not mandatory for this route it is by no means a leisurely sport climb. This route was bolted on lead, drilling from stances, so expect moderate run-outs over easier terrain and an adventurous nature. De...[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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