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Hellgate Gulch

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Winter Wall 

Hellgate Gulch Rock Climbing 

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Location: 46.6529, -111.5941 View Map  Incorrect?
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The more sunny of the two side-by-side canyons in this area. Features some larger, more exposed walls of pocketed limestone.

Getting There 

Drive the only road along the east side of Canyon Ferry, the turnoff is just across the street from the "Hellgate Campground" (on the east side of the road). Drive about 1 mile, to the obvious entrance to the canyon. Park here, so as not to block the road. From the parking area, it should be about a 5-minute walk to the first bolts.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hellgate Gulch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hellgate Gulch:
Weird Science   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Winter Wall
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Featured Route For Hellgate Gulch

Irrational Exuberance 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Montana : Canyon Ferry : ... : Winter Wall
Similar to Weird Science (immediately to the looker's right), but with slightly more pumpy moves. Somewhat sharp rock, but great positive holds....[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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By Dreez
Aug 3, 2014
Wow, this place looks fantastic. Multiple shark fin type limestone walls reminds me of a mini-Potrero Chico. You could put 100s of climbs in here. Was pretty just to go see.
By MattBell
Jul 23, 2015
Please don't put 100's of climbs in here. The petroglyphs have been recently (2015) defaced and attracting more people who may or may not respect the significance of the site is a bad idea. I'm not saying it was a climber, it probably wasn't, but if you promote this spot the chances of eventually attracting someone dumb enough to deface the artifacts increases. Defacing artifacts such as those found here is a felony with possible jail time and a $500,000 fine. Please be respectful and thoughtful with what sites are promoted and developed. Thank you.