White Crystals Crack (5.7, 600′) – Beehive Basin, MT

On our trip up to Beehive Peak a few weeks ago, Sarah and I hiked by a really cool formation and decided we wanted to climb it at some point. The only information I could find was that it was called the Prow, and it had a single route on it: White Crystals Crack. The … Continue reading White Crystals Crack (5.7, 600′) – Beehive Basin, MT

The Original Route (5.10, 700′) – Beehive Peak, MT

This past weekend, Sarah and I got on the hardest alpine climb we've done yet: The Original Route (aka Javaman, 5.10, 5 pitches, 700'), on the south face of Beehive Peak near Big Sky, MT. After failing in the Bridgers the week before, we were both feeling a bit down, but still wanted to get … Continue reading The Original Route (5.10, 700′) – Beehive Peak, MT

Sacred Hunting Grounds (5.9+, ~550′) – Bridger Mountains, MT

On Independence Day, Sarah and I decided to try Sacred Hunting Grounds, a climb up the Red Cloud wall of the Bridger Mountains. It's close to home, allowing a fairly casual day trip. On the drive out, we were in lots holiday traffic, and we wondered if there would be any parking left at the … Continue reading Sacred Hunting Grounds (5.9+, ~550′) – Bridger Mountains, MT

The Ramp (5.8, 750′) – Beartooth Mountains, MT

Yesterday, Sarah and I kicked off our alpine rock climbing season by doing The Ramp, a 5 pitch (750') 5.8 trad climb in the East Rosebud Canyon area of the Beartooth mountains here in Montana. It was a great way to work out some of the winter kinks in our multi-pitch climbing and get psyched … Continue reading The Ramp (5.8, 750′) – Beartooth Mountains, MT