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Mt Helena Ridge Ride
A ridge traverse with moderate climbing, sweet singletrack and amazing views. A classic. Near Helena West Side, Montana
Mt Helena Ridge Trail
Long ridge traverse with 360 views; a must-do in Helena. Near Helena West Side, Montana
MacDonald Pass
A challenging and rewarding ride along the Continental Divide with a descent down to Tenmile Creek. Near Helena West Side, Montana
Entertainment Trail
A fun singletrack trail on the backside of Mt. Ascension. Near Helena, Montana
Rodney Ridge: Top of the World to Rent Money
The most popular route on Rodney Ridge, with a commanding view of the Helena Valley and fun turns. Near Helena, Montana
1906 Trail
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Mount Helena Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,181'
Location: 46.59033, -112.06774 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Brad Maddock on Sep 5, 2017
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BETA PHOTO: Mt. Helena Beta Sheet by Jake Mergenthaler


Fun limestone sport climbing within walking/biking distance of downtown Helena. These climbs were developed with permission from Helena Parks and Recreation. No further route development is permitted unless authorized by the City of Helena. Please respect this, as well as other trail user groups. Climbers are the newest addition to the heavily used park, making a good impression is important!

Special thanks to everyone involved in the development process especially our corporate donors and sponsors: Stone Tree Climbing Center, The Helena Tourism Alliance, and Western Montana Climbers Coalition. Additional thanks to those that gave generous personal donations and volunteered their time to make the dream of climbing in our "backyard" a reality. If you are interested in further supporting this project or others please join and donate to the Western Montana Climbers Coalition and find our local climbing community on Facebook: Helena Climbers Coalition.

Getting There 

This climbing is located within a 20-30min hike of the main Mount Helena Trailhead parking area. Park at the trailhead, and walk up the 1906 trail (main trail to the top of Mt. Helena) for about 20-30 min just past the "devils kitchen cave" until the rock meets the trail. Climbs start here.

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Weather station 2.9 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Last Chance 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Montana : Mount Helena : Sunset Slab
Lots of holds, great for beginners! Bolted well for a 1st lead. Can be top roped easily by heading up the approach gully....[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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