The Waltz Formation Rock Climbing
Climbers on top of pitch 2
This is a very cool formation. This area receives a lot of traffic due to the moderate climbs. It is primarily in the sun--so in peak summer season you may want to hit it during the morning or evening.
It is a very cool prominent finlike formation that is divided into three distinctly different steps that point directly toward the river. Since it has these steps, not all of the rock is of high quality.
Waltz formation is located on the eastside of the Gallatin river smack down in the middle of all the formations. It is one of the easier formations to get to.
To get there walk down river (north) until you are directly across canyon from Gallatin Tower then leave the Riverside trail and follow the typical climbers trail (switchbacks) up slope to the base of the Waltz's formation.
Weather station 4.3 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Waltz Formation
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Waltz Formation:
The Waltz 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 300'
Paso Doble 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 120'
Featured Route For The Waltz Formation
I am a Wicked Child (2nd pitch) 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
: Gallatin Canyon
: The Waltz Formation
From the first pitch of "I am a Wicked Child" move belay to pruned tree up and left below a open corner roof. Climb up and place a medium stopper. A 15' V4/5 boulder problem with tough gear leads to a series of left-trending hanging corners. One bolt marks the exit of the corners to a horizontal break with a small pine. At this point start placing all manner of small gear. Step onto the bulging face via a 5.10+ move and climb 50'@SEM...[more] Browse More Classics in Montana
Pat out on a cruise of The Waltz