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Elevation: 6,500'
Location: 45.77389, -110.98121 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Zach Wahrer on Jun 11, 2016
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BETA PHOTO: View of Evening Rock on the approach. It is the le...


Evening Rock is predominately west facing and gets lots of sun. It can get very hot in the summer. Most of the climbs require at least some gear. The formation is limestone, with mixed quality.

For the descent, it is easy to walk off the formation by heading north. Contour westward across the hillside before dropping down into the drainage and rejoining the trail. Aim for the meadow that is visible from the top of the formation. Avoid dropping down too soon or following the edge of Evening Rock, as this will force you to downclimb a dirty, loose potential waterfall.

Getting There 

From the Middle Cottonwood trail head, hike up canyon 5-10 minutes. Be on the lookout for a faint trail to the left that leads up the first major drainage. This trail winds though meadows and heavily forested sections. Once you pass a spring (very soggy portion of trail), the trail switchbacks to the right. After another minute or so, begin thinking about bushwacking to your right to reach the formation. There is no established trail from this point (at least that we could find). Total approach time, 35-40 minutes (1 mile). If you stay on the faint trail, it will take you all the way up to a meadow on the saddle, but at no point does it get any closer to Evening Rock.

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Weather station 6.0 miles from here

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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sarah, with Honey Bee Ridge behind her.

Honey Bee Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  Montana : Bridger Range : ... : Evening Rock
Honey Bee Ridge climbs from south to north on the ridge that forms Evening Rock, mostly on the east side of the formation. It is an adventurous route, with lots and lots of loose rock, some runouts, and interesting route finding. It would be 4 stars if not for junk rock. The positioning and exposure are fantastic!Most of the climbing on Honey Bee is 4th to low 5th class, but there are a few sections of "real" rock climbing. We would have soloed or simul-climbed sign...[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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By Matt Wenger
From: Bozeman
May 3, 2017
This thing is WAY bigger up close and in person than the pictures suggest. Hike time is more like 25 minutes to the toe of the formation.

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