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Apr 26, 2016
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I know bozeman is a world class ice venue,

and I know there is plenty of rock around.

Tell me about the rock please!

What type of rock is there??

is there good cracks?

long traditional lines?

good sport climbing?

etc?
christoph benells
From tahoma
Joined Nov 14, 2014
239 points
Apr 26, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Moss
What type of rock is there??
Primarily granite (and metamorphics), limestone, and volcanic choss

is there good cracks?
Yes, but not world class, but good. Homestake Pass is a relatively short drive with really fun crack climbing.

long traditional lines?
Gallatin canyon has some longer multipitch routes, the Absarokas have some really quality alpine lines (same as Beehive area), the northern Bridgers have long multipitch limestone climbing (not quite sport!)

good sport climbing?
Tons within a few miles.

etc?

There is a lot of really good climbing with a lot of variety packed in that is accessible by day trips. Pick up a copy of Dockins' Bozeman Rock Climbing.
Jason Todd
From Cody, WY
Joined Apr 21, 2012
712 points
Apr 26, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Freaking Maverick over here
Fast forward to the two minute mark for some good footage of Bozeman sport climbing.

The Blueprint Part Dank
From FEMA Region VIII
Joined Jun 21, 2013
464 points
Apr 26, 2016
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Bozeman has great access to a lot of quality rock.

Best crack climbing is over at Lost Horse and Blodgett Canyon by Missoula.

The Cowen Cirque has some incredible, long, alpine routes. Gallatin has some great stuff up to 5 pitches.

The Sport climbing is pretty great with plenty to keep you busy and the bouldering scene is ever growing with tons of new areas being discovered and developed.

Overall an awesome town with a great climbing scene
Josh Kornish
From tufaclimbing.com
Joined Sep 16, 2009
815 points
Apr 26, 2016
Chossy limestone close to town.
Some decent metamorphic bands closer than an hour.
An hour and some long hiking finds OK granite.
Rumour has it that 6 hours of driving gets you to Phonolite Porphyry.

Moab has better crack climbing.
California and BC have better multi-pitch. For that matter so does Vegas.
Front Range has better sport.

Despite global warming winter is still damn long...(good if you want to climb 5.13 in 40 degree weather, lots of opportunity for that sort of thing.)

The best climbing in Montana might be in Wyoming.

Don't pay too much attention to me, I'm well known for being a curmudgeon. Just ask Jason...
hj schmidt
Joined Mar 22, 2006
1 points
Sep 8, 2016
I live in Bozeman. You can text me at 406-581-9566 Maurice Horn
From Bozeman, MT
Joined Oct 2, 2006
43 points
Sep 8, 2016
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Dang Maurice, really hitting up all the old Bozeman posts. I'd love to get out sometime anywhere close to town, feel free to PM me. B-Mkll
From Bozeman, MT
Joined Nov 2, 2012
1,650 points
Sep 9, 2016
I got hooked up with a climbing partner this week end, but I'll stay in touch with you when I'm available again. Thanks for your message. Maurice Horn
From Bozeman, MT
Joined Oct 2, 2006
43 points


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