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Ascent to the Bottom of the Sea S 

Sistine Chapel Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: B-Mkll Mackall on Jul 30, 2014
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Description 

Just uphill from the old parking area, or downhill and looker's left from the Powerline buttress, lies one of the only true roofs in Montana. Too bad it's covered in poop and most of the routes have seen neglect, chopping, or simply lots of weathering. A couple very good steep routes still exist in the cave itself and on a couple small neighboring buttresses. Highlighted in the "Bozeman Sport Climbing" video.

Getting There 

From Powerline and the Kitchen Sink, find faint trails leading downhill and left (west). These will dump you above the obvious cave of the chapel. To get to Bottom of the Sea, take a right up an ill-defined drainage/wash just before reaching the cave.

Climbing Season

For the Bozeman Pass area.

Weather station 7.8 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['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]


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