Climbing Guidebooks


For reviews of most of these books, and for a quick link to purchase them online, visit our Guidebooks page. (You can also use the search bar at the top right of the page to find a specific book.) This list is taken from the Southwest Montana Climbers' Coalition (SMCC) website.

Bozeman Rock Climbs by Bill Dockins & Tom Kalakay

Rock Climbs of Southwest Montana by Kyle Vassilopoulos

Winter Dance by Joe Josephson, foreword by Mark Twight

Granite Peak by Joe Josephson

Paradise Valley-A Rock Climber's Guide by

Big Sky Ice by Ron Brunckhorst

Central Montana Rock by Jake Mergenthaler

Butte's Climbing Guide by Dwight Bishop


A good publisher will help you find a good guidebook. Here's a start:

Riverbend Publishers

Falcon Guides

Wilderness Adventures Press

Day Hikes Books

Beartooth Publishing

Mountaineers Press


Here's where to buy a guidebook in Bozeman:

The Country Bookshelf

Vargo's Jazz City Books & Music

Northern Lights Trading Post


MSU Bookstore

Barnes & Noble