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Conjunction Junction S 
Dike's Edge S 
Push It Along S 
Shift and Adjust  S,TR 
Sinister Footwear T,S 
Temperature Rising S 
Yahtzee S,TR 
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Several moderates, with routes ranging up into the 5.11 range. Mostly mixed routes with tricams and tcu's being a general good idea. The longer of the routes only reach 100 feet, with easy walk offs. For the most part, a 60 or 70 meter rope will suffice.

Getting There 

From missoula, take 93 south. Take a right onto 12 heading towards Lolo. 0.5 miles past Lolo Hot Springs Resort, take a left onto East Fork Lolo Creek Road. Take an immediate left and drive 0.8 miles to a gravel pull out. Head up a wash and you will be there in a couple of minutes.

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Weather station 0.4 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Heap

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Heap:
Push It Along   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan going up dike's edge

Dike's Edge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Montana : The Heap
Start on the obvious dike and climb onto the face above. After the 3rd bolt, step left and continue upward. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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By joshf
From: missoula, mt
Apr 30, 2009
This is a good spring area to go to. The seasonal gate closure makes some of the approaches around Lolo pretty crappy, but this one is only about a mile walk.
By James Garrett
Sep 13, 2014
Fun climbing. Many bolts found loose, were tightened and a few manky spinners pulled, patched, and replaced. Nice Montana rock!
By thughes
Jun 21, 2017
The directions to this area are outdated. After turning off of the highway onto east fork of lolo creek gravel road you go 150 meters to a large gravel parking lot on the left of the road. There is a "road" with a gate across it that heads north out of the parking lot, but it looks like the gate has not been open for at least a couple years. You walk up this road for a little more than 0.6 miles past the gate and a little after a sharp bend there is a pretty obvious trail heading up a gully to the base of the climbs.

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