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aegextre


Dec 7, 2004, 4:03 PM
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Ok, so it's now officially winter and snowing ... I heard there was a climbing gym in Kalispell (NOT the Summit) but somewhere on 93 ... anyone know anything about this???

Also, what's the gym in Missoula like???

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This is totally off subject, but your Subject Title's perfect for my question, is there any good climbing in Glacier National Park?


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The rock garden in missoula is very nice, has plenty of toproping around 50 feet high or so, some nice lead walls, and a large bouldering area.... prices are pretty stiff, but then again its a nice facility.... the staff are all very nice also.

if you know anyone at UM in missoula, they have a very nice gym as well, although I think you have to have a student sponser to be able to pay to climb there....

I'm sure the Rock Garden has a website out there, if you google it, you might find some pictures.


Good luck finding somewhere to climb in the winter!


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Thanks for the info on Rock Garden. We didn't want to drive down there if it wasn't worth it. Are there enough lead climbs to keep us busy for 3-4 hours? We typically don't climb inside or top rope (we go to CA in the winter usually). Thanks!


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Yeah, Jackson Meadows (about 30 min. West of Kalispell on Hwy. 2) has some good stuff known as Kila Crag. Lost Wall is a great bouldering area, with some stellar trad too, and if you want to drive 2 hrs. west, Stone Hill is out near Eureka and has climbs to keep you going infinitely. If you want more info, check the database or go into Rocky Mountain Outfitter in Kalispell (called RMO) and ask for details. They'll give you driving directions and hook you up with some guidebook/route info.

Hope that helps.


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Thanks!! We've climbed Kila, Lost Wall and Stone Hill ... can't do too much in any of those places in the snow though. We're thinking we might turn our loft area into a climbing wall .....


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peps - most of the climbing around Glacier is crap...it's more technical mountaineering. If you're looking for climbing in Glacier, good luck. The only solid rock in the park is the diorite sill, a dark band of rock that sticks out like a sore thumb, which occurs in a horizontal band at around the 8,000' mark. Other than that, most of the rock in the park is sh!t. Read my above post for places nearby to climb that have good actual rock climbing. If you're into aid, you might look into the north face of Mt. Siyeh, which I hear goes at A6 and has only been done by one pair. It's 4,200' of sh!t rock. Mt. St. Nicholas is a technical peak, and probably one of the most dangerous. 3-4 days at least to bushwack to the base, ascend all the 5.7 or so pitches of sh!tty rock, and get back down. Mountianeering opportunities in the park are great. As for climbing, not so much.


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The St. Nick beta is a little off in my opinion. I did the route in'96. Yes, it is 18 miles in with a 4000ft gulley bushwack at the end, but worth every drop of sweat. We did it in three days. Also, it can be done with aliens in place hammering pins as the guide says is a must. The rock really is solid for the most part, the adventure climbing is outstanding and the view is priceless. there is a nice little 5.9 section to gain the 1100 ft of 5.7. I beleive we were ascent party number #52. Hands down one of the best backcountry rock routes in the NW.


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Also south of Glacier along the extreme eastern front is Blackleaf Canyon. its sweet climbing with almost no approach. Pm me if you are interested.


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depending on your skill, but there is no way I'd be able to do all the leads in the rock garden in 3-4 hours, lol.

The whole north and east walls of the gym are lead climbs, the north wall having a small roof, and a gentle overhang while the east wall has a 40 ft climb and then a 10ft roof and then another very small section of verticle after that.....


not sure what they have set up right now, but usually plenty of stuff from 5.8-512+


Worth a drive from Kalispell? depends on how bored you are, I guess :wink:


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Well, I think it's worth the drive then .. it's that or no climbing up here (we can ski but it's not the same). Thanks for all the info!!


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Worth a drive from Kalispell? depends on how bored you are, I guess :wink:

and how brave. pray for me i drive 93 8^)


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Worth a drive from Kalispell? depends on how bored you are, I guess :wink:

and how brave. pray for me i drive 93 8^)

No sheet! I drove Missoula to Hamilton for 1.5yrs...never had an accident, came close a few times, saw plenty of head ons...be careful out there


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Dec 12 and we climbed in the Bitteroots. Alittle cold but well worth it!


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Dec 12 and we climbed in the Bitteroots. Alittle cold but well worth it!

What a day Sunday was. I was slogging up Sentinal with my little girl (didn't make it very far, but anyway) I was wondering if somone was on some south facing stuff in the B'root. What did you climb Ryan?


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