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The Prow Rock Climbing 

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Location: 45.4456, -111.231 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ty Morrison-Heath on Jun 5, 2012
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The Prow is a large limestone area to the right of the Hantavirus cave. It is almost directly across the river from the property that recently put the billboard up(Gross!). The climbs here ascend through a looseish sill to gain the more solid limestone above. That being said these climbs do not see a ton of traffic and still are host to many loose holds and rock. Be careful and wear a helmet.

Getting There 

These climbs are accessed by driving south on 191 as if going towards Big Sky from Bozeman. Turn left onto Storm Castle trailhead access and cross the large bridge. Take a right immediately after crossing the bridge and head down this road passing a ranger station that is sometimes host to a helicopter. Head down until you are under the largest part of the wall and find a small pullout on the right side of the road. Park here and head up a slight gully to the base of the climbs. Aim for the center of the wall and you should find the easiest way to access the terrace that you will be climbing off of.

Climbing Season

For the Gallatin Canyon area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Chips topo.

Chips 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Montana : Gallatin Canyon : The Prow
This line ascends the middle of the formation skirting the roof on the right side. Pitch 1 (5.4)Ascend through the blocky chunks of the sill taking the lefter of the two bolt lines. Easy but beware of LARGE death blocks. 2 bolt anchor with chains. Pitch 2 (5.9+)Climb up and slightly right from the chains following the right line of bolts where they diverge. Pull through a small roof (crux) and then continue up onto the slab above. Very balancy. Finishes on small ledge with chain anchors. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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