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Skyline North Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,670'
Location: 45.4189, -111.22776 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Matt Wenger on Apr 12, 2017
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BETA PHOTO: Skyline North side

Description 

This is the north face of Skyline Buttress.

Home to Gallatin Canyon Gneiss classics like Skyline Arete (5.6), Ithaca Connection (5.9), and Stigmata (5.11c/d). Cooler summer temps due to the north facing aspect, as well as it's elevation high above the canyon floor. "Northern Exposure" area is on the far lookers left/uphill side of Skyline North face.

Getting There 

Taking the skyline approach, hike up past the lookers left of Ashes of Stone, switching back right towards the buttress. First route encountered will be the route Stigmata with the deep red streaks running down the face.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.5 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',1],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Skyline North

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Skyline North:
Skyline Arete   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   
Ithaca Connection   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Stigmata   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Rusty Nail   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch   
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Skyline Arete 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Montana : Gallatin Canyon : ... : Skyline North
Skyline Arete is the longest route in the canyon. Sitting high above the river, the route offers fun climbing at a modest grade with sweeping views from comfortable belays. All in all, it's an enjoyable day on good rock. There are many ways to break up the climb due to plentiful ledges, but basically parties follow the ridge crest, finding an interesting mix of climbing problems including chimneys, slim crests, face, and cracks, with many variations that offer harder climbing. One might choos...[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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