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Routes from 1 pitch to 300 feet. The easiest approach for this rock is the lower Crystal Theater approach. There are two main faces titled South Face and The Nose. Note, there is a permanent rappel station easily found if you scramble around the backside ofsome large summit blocks. Any route that summits will use this station

Getting There 

Hike the lower road staying on the upper fork when you reach the, "theater." Walk uphill staying close to the ridge line and Gamma will soon come into view. Cross over a drainage and head up the last bit to the crag.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 6.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Friends 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Montana : Crystal Theater / Babcock S... : Gamma
P1 (5.8+): Climb dike to left of Hooves and Claws. Above the dike continue on the face and enter the fist to hand crack, end on the friction face and belay from two bolts at the horizontal dike. P2 (5.8+): Continue up slab to top belay of Hooves and Claws. Rappel from tree at north end of summit. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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By Dan Bachen
From: Helena, MT
Mar 1, 2011
The raps off the top are sketch. The tree is dead and looks pretty weathered. when we topped out it was easier to down climb the gully and the slab below to the anchors for the top of the sport climbs in the corridor. Also if anyone has a drill and the motivation the bolts at the anchors are looking a bit old and the other set is a pair of old loose welded cold shunts.