The Cube provides something that the Canyon lacks for the most part- good, overhanging, sustained power-endurance climbing. The rock is very high quality, more reminiscent of stuff on the eastside than the nearby Bowling Ball Wall. The difficult approach (and ratings) help to keep crowds at a minimum. If you're a Bozeman local and someone else is climbing here when you show up, you probably know them. To make a good thing even better, the crag gets afternoon shade! Throw some fixed draws on most routes into the mix and you've got a classic Bozone sport crag.
Either approach directly from a pullout south of the Gallatin Tower parking, or park as for the Gallatin Tower and head up this feature's approach trail. Then head south and uphill from a faint trail extending from the last switchback before reaching the base of Gallatin Tower. Some loose ascending through a sandy gully will bring you to the base of the Cube in a few minutes. I'd recommend the latter approach if only so you can get a warmup on the Bowling Ball Wall before getting savagely pumped on the Cube (which has a distinct shortage of anything easier than 12a).
Climbing Season For the Gallatin Canyon area.
Weather station 4.3 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Cube
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Cube:
Uber Ass 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Straw Man 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Featured Route For The Cube
Evergreen Arete 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c MT
: Gallatin Canyon
: The Cube
A fine route and one of the more moderate outings on the Cube, though still no cakewalk. Start on the East face as for Uber Ass, crank a few overhanging moves, then make a short traverse around the corner to the north face and continue up the right side of the technical and steep arete to the chains at the top of Uber Ass, or continue up the slab to anchors on adjacent climbs on the N face. Alternate start mentioned in the book is to climb the N side direct, meeting the route at its 2nd bolt....[more] Browse More Classics in MT