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Madison River Area Rock Climbing 


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Description 

A few small crags along the Madison River, This area is a good winter spot as it stays fairly sunny and fairly warm. The rock quality is on the weak side, the gniess here can be fragile to say the least.

Still under development, this area has a few well traveled crags. Grades here range anywhere from 5.5 to 5.11+

This area is full of rattle snakes and posion ivy, so keep a careful eye when approaching the crags.

Getting There 

From Bozeman head west on Highway 84 until you get to the Madison River.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 9.3 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',4],['5.9',3],['5.10',9],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',4],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Madison River Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Madison River Area:
Boys At Work   V3 6A     Boulder   Bear Trap Boulders
Dr. Bush   V6 7A     Boulder   Bear Trap Boulders
The Jack Attack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Winter wall
Molly's Stealth Ride   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Winter wall
Standard Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 160'   Neat Rock
Balance of Power   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   Crew Crag
Alluvial Ecstasy   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Winter wall
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Featured Route For Madison River Area
Rock Climbing Photo: The Fallen

The Fallen V7 7A+  Montana : Madison River Area : Bear Trap Boulders
Start low on big left hand and right hand crimp. Edges and pockets to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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By John Padon
Jun 1, 2016
Found a crash pad climbing here the other day. Pretty okay to have a free crash pad but if you can describe the brand, color, and what was also left behind with it I'll get it back to you.

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