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The Best Rock Climbing in Montana

Looking for the best rock climbing in Montana? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Montana. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top rock climbing spots in and near Montana

  • Browning, Montana

    Hike Mount Siyeh

    5.0
    8.45 mi / 4209 ft gain
    Once the Going-To-The-Sun Road has opened fully, this massive peak is accessible by driving to Siyeh Bend on the east side of the Logan Pass Visitors Center. Plan on a sun up to sun down adventure. Choose a sunny summer day and head up to hit the trail! Park at Siyeh Bend, and start on the Pie...
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  • Browning, Montana

    Hike Reynolds Mountain, Glacier NP

    4.5
    11 mi / 2500 ft gain
    Reynolds Mountain stands high above the Logan Pass Visitors Center. Because of it's easy location, be prepared to get caught in the heavy rush of tourists on the way up. Though most will not be going to Reynolds Mountain, you will still need to "wade" through heavy tourism to reach the trail he...
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  • Big Sky, Montana

    Summit Beehive Peak

    5 mi
    Beehive Basin has it all, a mini playground for outdoorsmen. My first visit was during the winter one year ago. We hoped to ski The Fourth of July Couloir, but conditions were not ideal and we left thinking about all the possible ski routes.I’ve been up numerous times since, running and climbing....
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  • Fishtail, Montana

    Backpack the Beartooths via the West Rosebud Trail

    22.69 mi / 6795 ft gain
    The West Rosebud Trail functions as one of the major routes to Granite Peak, the highest point in Montana. The trailhead (6,558') is located approximately 80 miles south of Billings in the Beartooth Absaroka Wilderness. The road to the trail passes Emerald and West Rosebud Lakes just before arriv...
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  • Billings, Montana

    Explore The Rimrocks

    5.0
    The Rimrocks (also known as the "Rims") are geological rimrock sandstone formations that outcrop in Billings, Montana. Eighty million years ago the Billings metro area was the shore of the Western Interior Seaway, a sea that went from the present-day Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic North. Sediment a...
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  • Bozeman, Montana

    Climb the Bozeman Pass

    4.0
    Bozeman Pass is a great crag just out side of Bozeman. It offers limestone sport climbing ranging from 5.6-5.13. The approach is a short hike, unfortunately right next to the road, but otherwise enjoyable. To get there, you drive east towards billings and exit at trail creek, and take a left unde...
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  • Browning, Montana

    Hike the Skyline Experience

    12.62 mi / 6500 ft gain
    The route starts from Many Glacier at the Cracker Lake Trailhead, about 5000 feet. Hike the trail about 2 miles until you come to a fork, stay right here to keep your approach hike a little shorter. Hikers wind through switchbacks and beautiful meadows and forests on the way to a crossing of Crac...
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  • Roscoe, Montana

    Backpack to the Beartooths

    5.0
    14 mi / 7620 ft gain
    We stood there, against the wind, looking at 3-4 pitches. The line appeared too good to be true. It was a bit of an ice pitch, followed by a snow coliour, finishing with a pitch of mixed climbing that would take us to the top.I'd heard things about The Beartooths. But, they weren’t validated unti...
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  • Livingston, Montana

    Ice Climb in Hyalite Canyon

    Hyalite Canyon in Bozeman, MT is one of North America's premier places to ice climb. From easy ice climbs to difficult mixed routes, Hyalite has something for everyone. Most climbs are short approaches that allow you to get out for just an afternoon but there is so much potential, you can spend a...
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  • Park County, Montana

    Backpack the Aero Lakes to Granite Peak

    26 mi / 6200 ft gain
    Granite Peak is considered one of the most difficult state high-points, for its remoteness and its climbing challenge.  Unfortunately, the access to this route is very remote.  Fortunately, this route to the summer is the easiest way up in terms of the technical climbing challenge.  This route, k...
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  • Livingston, Montana

    Climbing Alpine Ice at Emerald Lake

    From the East Fork parking lot in Hyalite Canyon hike 4 miles gaining an easy 1,500 feet to Emerald Lake. Surrounded by mountains, Emerald Lake is a beautiful destination in itself. If you are looking for climbing, pick one of the many lines around.My partner and I decided to pick off one of the ...
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  • Browning, Montana

    Climb Pollock Mountain and Bishop's Cap

    8 mi / 4300 ft gain
    Starting at Logan Pass, drive 0.8 mi. east to Lunch Creek parking area. Parking during the summer at Glacier National Park is often difficult. Plan on arriving at the parking lot before 8 am to guarantee a parking spot. From Lunch Creek, follow the well established trail north until cliffs are re...
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  • Lewis and Clark County, Montana

    Rock Climb and Explore Hellgate Gulch

    Known as one of the most serene climbing areas in Montana, as well as some of the best sport climbing in the state, if you're a climber, Hellgate Gulch is worth the visit. Within 30 miles of Helena, you'll be climbing on limestone's funky pockets. There are plenty of climbing options, and most of...
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  • Dillon, Montana

    Gorge Lakes Trail

    6.37 mi / 1614 ft gain
    Gorge Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Dillon, Montana.
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  • Norris, Montana

    Climb Winter Wall

    Winter Wall provides a scenic view while tackling some fun climbs! Climbs range from 5.8 - 5.11+ including trad and sport routes. The wall soaks up the sun giving you a warm spot year round. Overlooking the Madison river you can camp close by, float the river, and get on the wall all in the same ...
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  • Bozeman, Montana

    Baldy Peak Summit

    9.71 mi / 3901 ft gain
    Baldy Peak Summit is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bozeman, Montana.
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