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King (West Face)

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King (West Face) Rock Climbing 


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Location: 45.9531, -112.29037 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This clean wall is less spectacular than the South Face, but offers some good 1- and 2- pitch routes.

Getting There 

If you park at the first spot off the main road, you can walk the closed ATV trail for a little while, then start off cross-country toward the wall. You may find some cairns, but the approach is straightforward.

Climbing Season

For the Spire Rock area.

Weather station 10.2 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in King (West Face)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for King (West Face):
White Line   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
Frick   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Frack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For King (West Face)
Rock Climbing Photo: Aerial Book.

Aerial Book 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Montana : Spire Rock : King (West Face)
P1: Move up and right past an undercling roof to a long flake crack, past a small tree. Head left up a ramp/ledges to the large ledge below the prominent p2 crack. Build an anchor. (5.8)P2: Climb the phenomenal hand/fist crack, using face features as you go. Once above the crack, face climb past the hollow sounding flakes to the top (most placements are suspect in this section, climbing is about 5.6 though). Build an anchor or sling a large bush/tree. (5.9)...[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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By Matt Wenger
From: Bozeman
May 11, 2017
A better approach, if you have a higher clearance vehicle (Subaru is fine) is to continue down the side road, taking your first left, then left again to park near the East side of the King and Queen. Walk through the "Pass" to get to West face of King.

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