Rock

With its many mountains, the Bozeman area offers plenty of rocks to climb. 

clove hitch knot, climbing, tie
England, Mike
Essential knots, part 2.  Read more >>
Climber, Allen Spur, Safety
Naumann, Chris
Safety guidelines for climbers. Read more >>
Scarpa Techno X, Montana Rock Climbing
McCarthy, Chris
Now I know what Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters felt like trying to cram their feet into the undersized glass slipper. Straight out of the box, the Scarpa Techno X climbing shoe is so painfully tight that I thought I’d grabbed the wrong size. Read more >>
Homestake Pass
Albrecht, Patti
The geology of Pipestone and Homestake. Read more >>
Cunningham, Terry
In 2011, the City of Bozeman dedicated its fifth and sixth recreational climbing boulders, which makes six more than virtually every other city in America. Read more >>
Whiskey Gulch, Tobacco Roots, Bouldering
Kevin Kennedy
Quenching the spring-climbing thirst.  Read more >>
Allenspur, Paradise Valley, Montana Rock Climbing
Pogge, Drew
Warm spring climbing areas. Read more >>
The rocks of Revenue Flats, climbing outside bozeman
Pogge, Drew
Spring rock climbs.  Read more >>
Shoulder Stabilization (start)
Heyliger, Matt
Spring exercises for climbing.  Read more >>
Bouldering, Southwest Montana, Bozeman
Sather, Kelsey
Bouldering's search for hidden problems. Read more >>
Photo by Mark Genito
Pogge, Drew
Where to climb in (relative) comfort Read more >>
Bozeman Ice Tower
Douglas, Jemma
The idea was fantastic, the progress has been slow, and now everyone is confused about whether it’s actually going to happen. Conrad Anker’s pet project—a proposed $1-3 million ice climbing tower—hasn’t seen much headway in the past year. Read more >>
Tour De Hyalite
Reuss, Dave
There are 14 of us lined up at the Grotto Falls trailhead on a cold Saturday morning. The clouds are thick, and you can just about see your breath. There should be that nervous tension that hangs like a cloud around the starting line—but it’s gone. Read more >>
Photo by Kene Sperry
Pogge, Drew
Live music is like nothing else. The sound is raw, the lights are blinding, the volume is cranked, and nothing tastes better than an $8 Bud Light after a couple of hours of jamming to your favorite band. Read more >>
Beaudoin, Kate
It’s hard not to feel like a kid in a candy store at Bozeman’s Spire Climbing Center. With over 8,000 square feet of climbing at an indoor facility that features new Skittle-colored routes every week, novice and expert climbers alike would be hard-pressed to find a better way to spend the day. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Paradise Valley has no shortage—or variety—of good stone along its length: backyard alpine at Mount Cowen, exciting trad in Mill Creek, quality bouldering on both sides of Yankee Jim Canyon. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
From the interstate, the King and Queen stick out like a wart in the wooded hillside of the Boulder Batholith. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
After months of snow and cold, nothing feels better than warm spring sunlight on your skin and stone in your hands. But if the Gallatin is muddy, Practice Rock is leaking snowmelt, and Scorched Earth is a war zone of falling rock, what’s your best option for getting that rock fix? Read more >>
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