Big Sky Montana Rock Climbing

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Rock Climbing

Rock climbing and mountaineering in the Big Sky area gives you an eagle-eye's view of amazing scenery and wildlife.

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Where can I go Climbing?

Rock Climbing Walls

  • Big Sky Resort:
    Find a fun climbing wall at the base area. $14 to climb.
  • Geyser Whitewater:
    A large climbing wall is available, in addition to other activities including whitewater trips, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Climbing rates are $79 for 4 people.

Trad Climbing

  • Gallatin Tower
    This large cliff is made up of metamorphic gneiss rock, and has sixteen routes, with many excellent opportunities for intermediate and a few with 5-star ratings. Gallatin Tower can be accessed from the west side of the canyon at the pullout, north of Big Sky.
  • The Waltz
    This formation is on the east side of the canyon, just opposite Gallatin Tower.
  • Black Line Buttress
    This buttress is one of the favorite cliffs, with twelve routes for varying skill levels. East side.

Ice Climbing
Just outside of Bozeman, many experienced climbers head to Hyalite Canyon for spectacular ice climbing every winter.

Since you can technically ride a tram to teh top of Lone Peak, it doesn't provide much of a mountaineering experience. But the hike up the ridge is exposed and scenic. Ride the scenic lift and hike the rest of the way up. For something a little more challenging hike to the top of Gallatin Peak, the most prominent peak in the Spanish Peaks just north of Big Sky and Moonlight Basin. Start at the Spanish Creek Trailhead.

Hire A Guide

Hiring an experienced, professional mountaineering guide will not only make your climb more enjoyable, you will learn valuable skills and techniques that build confidence in the art of climbing. Discover a qualified guide in the listings here.