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Kila Crags Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,500'
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A south facing crag about 15 minutes west of Kalispell, MT. Typically crowded on weekends with locals. Chossy rock, as is commonplace up in MT, but quality routes none-the-less. Easily accessible (can bumper belay) and pretty easy for tope rope set up.

Getting There 

Drive West on Highway 2 out of Kalispell heading towards Libby. Turn right about .5 miles after you go over a big hill onto Jackson Meadows Road. Make a left after the cattle guard and drive until you hit the crag. Please park so that others can enjoy it too (there's a nice pull-out about 100yds back from the first wall).

Climbing Season

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Weather station 2.5 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Kila Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kila Crags:
What you see is what you get   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Upper Wall
Anorexia (It's a little thin)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Psychology Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: Ross tackling the 5.10 overhang at the start of th...

Kundalini 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Montana : Kila Crags : Guardian Wall
Top Rope only!Two start options: 1) Straight up, tackling an overhang rated at 5.10, then continuing up the rest of the route with ease or 2) Start to the right, skirting around the roof keeping it all a 5.6 and coming back to center above the overhang and continue up.2 stars for the fun crux at the start - 1 star otherwise....[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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my wife on the upper walls

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By Greg Corn
Feb 26, 2013
Is there a topo available for this cliff?
Coming down in summer with 10 year old and wanna TR him on something low grade.
Are the anchors easy to access?
thanks peeps
By hwendlandt Wendlandt
Aug 2, 2015
I appreciate that there is climbing nearby, when one needs a break from a Glacier hiking vacation. Thank you, to whomever put in the time here. However, this wall fairly offends me. Higher bolts and lower cruxes can be forgiven well enough. Crumbly rock at the top is what you have to deal with; so be it. But to claim some of these ratings is comedic and dangerous. Don't even think of leading these, unless you are solid on 2-3 grades higher. There are some interesting moves to be had; but when you enter with a certain expectation, and it gets drastically blown out of the water, you can't help but wonder if the route developers are so beyond skilled that they don't actually know what a 9-10b feel like, or they are simply don't know what a 9-10b feel like. Be careful here!
By Federico Zanoni
From: Torino, ITALY
Oct 13, 2015
For everyone and to reply Greg: there is an interesting booklet - the author is Tyler Hawk - with all the Kila Grag topos at the Rocky Mountain outfitters store (Kalispell). Found top-rope only people: anchors are easily accessible.

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