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Winter Dance Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 45.43126, -110.95516 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Bud Martin on Nov 30, 2013
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Conrad following the 3rd pitch.

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This area includes the mighty Winter Dance as well as the routes located under it. Most of the routes get afternoon sun and relatively few ascent compared to other areas near by.

Getting There 

Hike up the main trail out of the Grotto Falls parking lot for about 25-30 minutes and head left off the trail.

Climbing Season

For the Hyalite Canyon area.

Weather station 13.4 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Winter Dance Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Winter Dance Area:
Winter Dance   WI5-6 M8     Mixed, Ice, 4 pitches, 450'   
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Featured Route For Winter Dance Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Winter Dance in fat condition November 2013.

Winter Dance WI5-6 M8  Montana : Hyalite Canyon : Winter Dance Area
The namesake route for the guidebook. Most obvious route in Hyalite and the only one visible from Bozeman. It only comes "in" a few times a decade. This is the description from when I climbed it, clearly the grade changes from day to day and year to year.Pitch 1: (5.9 WI3+ 110') Head up the ice blobs for about 70' then traverse left to the anchor.Pitch 2: (M8 or A0 110') Follow the bolts (12-13) through two overhangs to the belay (bolts) located left of the lowest icicle.Pitch 3: (5.7 WI5-6+ 1...[more]   Browse More Classics in Montana

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