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Homestake Pass Rock Climbing 

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Homestake Pass is scattered with boulders and small crags. There are some developed areas and no doubt lots more to be done. The climbs are up to two pitches. The rock is coarse, solid granite.

Getting There 

Homestake Pass is on I-90 about 7 miles east of Butte. To access Railroad Rocks, park at the Rest Area on the west bound side of I-90,near the top of the pass. For Dragon's Back, park on the west-bound shoulder near mile marker 238.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 4.4 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Homestake Pass

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Homestake Pass:
Owl Dihedral   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   Dragon's Back
Proboscis   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Dragon's Back
Close Shave   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 45'   Gillette Edge
S Crack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 60'   Gillette Edge
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Featured Route For Homestake Pass
Rock Climbing Photo: Reaching for the jug!  Photo by Kyle Christenson

Tat Tvam Asi 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  Montana : Homestake Pass : Dragon's Back
Start up a ramp in a thin corner. Climb straight up the overhanging finger crack until it is possible to reach a jug on the arete. Turn the arete and mantle to a no hands rest and a bolt. From here head straight up the face to the anchors at the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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