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Railroad Rocks Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Scott Coldiron on Jul 30, 2009  with updates from JonasMR
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Railroad Rocks is two small crags right on... you guessed it... the railroad tracks, just east of the rest area on Homestake Pass. The climbing is balancy and technical.

Getting There 

Park at the west bound rest area, look for the path across the creek on the northeast end of the parking area. The trail leaves from the REST AREA not the Homestake EXIT (as shown on the map).
Follow the railroad tracks east for a little less than half mile until you come to a dark, bolted slab above the tracks. Look for the words “RYSINZUBE 88” etched on the rock about 20 feet up. Twist of Fate and Cleavage can be found 50 feet further down the tracks.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 4.4 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Railroad Rocks

Cleavage 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Montana : Homestake Pass : Railroad Rocks
This two pitch climb can be done in 1 easily, or stop at P1's chain anchors and rap off. The links are getting thin, so not a good spot to lower from. If you do the whole thing you can walk off.P1:Start in the shallow dihedral and follow the bolts onto the slab. The crux is a mantle which can feel committing on lead. There are no moves, however, which feel like hard 5.9. P2: Plug gear in the vertical cracks straight up to the top. A grade easier, but gritty....[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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