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Leggat Spire Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Brian in SLC on Nov 22, 2009
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Leggat Spire is the southeast spur of Leggat Mountain. The interesting aspect to climbers is the northeast side, which has steep rock ranging from north to east facing.

Rock quality can range from pretty good to loose and poor. Care must be taken with climbing in this location as its fairly remote although the approach is rather short by Montana backcountry standards.

Some climbing information on this area in RB's "Alpine Ice and Rock Guide" especially the "Legacy" route (grade II 5.7) on the north face of the spire.

The cirque below the spire would most likely hold snow until later in the summer climbing season after a healthy winter (and spring).

Getting There 

Take the Mill Creek Road from Sheridan to Branham Campground and Lakes. As you get near the lakes, the spire will be the big obvious face to the left (west).

A fairly easy and short approach through sparse timber on the far side of Branham Lakes to the west for around a mile.

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Weather station 11.4 miles from here

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Legatee 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Montana : Tobacco Root Mountains : Leggat Spire
A fun route on fairly good rock with some neat positions.Pitch 1: locate a short face leading to a finger crack in a corner which then gives way to a fist crack through a short roof. Climb a chimney slot to a face and belay around 150 feet up the route. 5.8.Pitch 2: Climb up a face to a ramp (5.8) to a thin crack with face moves. A fun, exacting 150 foot pitch leads to a shallow ledge.Pitch 3: easy 5th and 4th class climbing leads to a neat shallow grassy ledge. Pitch 4: A short pitch of...[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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