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Devils Thumb Rock Climbing 


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Location: 46.49941, -112.03222 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dan Bachen on Jun 18, 2016
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Description 

A free-standing spire to the left of the other rocks. A true technical summit, a single rope rappel off of the west-northwest face is required to descend. The Thumb has both sport and trad routes, with some excellent narrow and wide crack climbs. Most of the aspects have climbs so you can case shade or sun depending on the temp.

Getting There 

As the road reaches the furthest north, and highest elevation before descending to the main turn off and haystack rock, there is a two track heading up hill. Park here and hike into the drainage to the west. Ascend up the drainage for about 10-15 minutes until the rock is reached.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['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 Devils Thumb

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Devils Thumb:
Standard Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Hang Nail   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 45'   
Beauty and the Beasties   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Nemesis   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
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Featured Route For Devils Thumb

Standard Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Montana : Sheep Mountain : Devils Thumb
Look for the offwidth crack that ascends 20 ft to a ledge, this it the start of the route. If your not into wide cracks or forgot the #5/6 it is possible to start from the ramp to the left and clip the first bolt of "Where hamsters go to die" than move left into the climb. Climb the offwidth and step right. Plug some pro and move up through the blocky section to the base of a face split by cracks. We took the rightmost crack, but the others could be climbed to...[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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