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High over Stone Temple Park on South Camp Rock

Description 

The castle mountains are a fantastic climbing area located just southeast of White Sulphur Springs, MT. The mountain range is filled with granite spires on the west side and some of Montana's best limestone to the east. The three main climbing areas are: Grasshopper, Limestone Ridge, and Green Canyon.

Elk Peak is the highest point, at 8589 feet.

Most of the development was done by Ron and Gerald Brunckhorst along with friends and family. An exceptional guide exists for the area:

"The Big Empty" by Ron Brunckhorst can be found at Base Camp in Helena and Spire Climbing Center in Bozeman. It has a full list of routes and some great hand drawn maps of each climbing area.

Nearby White Sulphur Springs provides the closest lodging and food. A new Brewery, 2 Basset Brewery, recently opened. Numerous camping areas exist through out the mountain range.

Getting There 

Access occurs off the north side of the mountain range from US-12 just east of White Sulphur Springs. See each area for specific directions.

Expect a (2) hour drive from Helena and Bozeman, and around (3) hours from Billings.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 6.6 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['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]


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Rock Climbing Photo: The Big Empty, 5.8+

The Big Empty 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Montana : Castle Mountains : ... : The Ponderosa Wall
When I saw the route's name was the same as the title of the Guide Book that brought us to this canyon, we had to do it.For the grade and the area its a classic. Sustained moderate face climbing with great feet for the first section with the use of the crack on your left. At the bush in the middle a large crack heads up to the right but to stay on route you need to head left and up.The crack and di-hedral it follows to the left has a few loose spots so watch what you pull o...[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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Rock Climbing Photo: Stone Temple Park, Grasshopper Rocks
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