Gallatin Tower Rock Climbing
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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.
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.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Gallatin Tower
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gallatin Tower:
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 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 90'
Orange Crack 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
India Ink 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Gallatin Tower
Standard Route 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Montana
: Gallatin Canyon
: Gallatin Tower
FA of the tower is unknown, but local legend Jerry Kanzler did the direct finish in 1967. P1- Climb a right-leaning crack to a left-facing corner. End on an awesome ledge with rap bolts. 5.6, 60'. P1a- Do The Dagger P2- Climb a gorgeous left-facing corner with a crack of varying sizes. Follow it through a series of bulges to the exit out right on a large ledge. 5.8, 150'. (p 1&2 can be done as one with a 70m and maybe (unconfirmed) w/ a 60m rope. P3- Grovel up the obvious chimney...[more] Browse More Classics in Montana
Oct 12, 2016
Found a patagonia fleece, left on the hood of my car at the pullout. message if its yours!