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Bowling for Buicks S 
Dagger, The T 
First Best T 
Generation X T,S 
Guide Route T 
India Ink T,S 
Innocent Bystandard S 
Orange Crack T 
Soft in the Middle T,S 
Spare Tire T,S 
Standard Route T 
Standard Route Direct Finish T 
Ten Pin S 
Thing In Between T 
Tigger T 
Top Heavy T,S 

Gallatin Tower Rock Climbing 


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Location: 45.4169, -111.2342 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nick Stayner on Apr 6, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Grilling up top :)

Description 

The tower faces east, getting lots of morning sun. I've probably seen more parties at this crag than anywhere else in Gallatin Canyon. Lots of concentrated classics and some of the better cracks in the canyon, on high-quality gneiss.

Getting There 

Find a dirt pullout on your right (if you're heading south), about a mile before you come to the bridge over the river. Hit a trail that heads sourth out of the parking lot & follow it to the base.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.5 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['5.13',2],['>=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 Gallatin Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gallatin Tower:
Guide Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
The Dagger   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 25'   
Standard Route   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Thing In Between   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Generation X   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
First Best   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Tigger   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Spare Tire   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 90'   
Orange Crack   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Soft in the Middle   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Bowling for Buicks   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   
India Ink   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Gallatin Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: Lena Topping out on Orange Crack

Orange Crack 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Montana : Gallatin Canyon : Gallatin Tower
Enjoyable full-length route, though the first pitch is fun on its own, too.p.1- Scramble up to a crack/corner, then up some more face climbing to an "offwidth" crack with a few faceholds. Climb it, and build a belay on a ledge beneath a roof. From here, you can walk off the ledge to the right. 5.9, ~80'. p.2- Angle up and out the roof to the left, using a thin crack. Climb up a much easier face to meet the large ledge beneath the Standard Route's final pitches. Natural belay here. 5...[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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By DGPhotography
Oct 12, 2016
Found a patagonia fleece, left on the hood of my car at the pullout. message if its yours!

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