Rock climbers choose limestone, gneiss, or granite; sport or trad; boulder or roped up. Ice climbers revel in the icefall-laden Hyalite Canyon. And alpine climbers and mountaineers have hundreds of peaks to tackle, of varying degrees of difficulty, ranging from easy 5.6 to gnarly 5.13 climbs. Whatever your climbing predilection, it's all right here, within an hour of Bozeman.
- McCarthy, ChrisNow 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 >>
- Turiano, ThomasThe second-highest point in the Spanish Peaks is neither named nor assigned an elevation on any National Forest or USGS map. Read more >>Reuss, DaveI am climbing Granite Peak, the highest mountain in Montana, and sweat keeps greasing down my brow and burning into my eyes. I’m choking back vomit and my spine feels like a roman candle, yet wallowing in this abject misery is glorious compared to what happened a few weeks ago. Read more >>
- Smith, KatherineTwo decades of BIF.This year the Bozeman Ice Festival turns 20. It has grown from a rag-tag effort to sell a few pairs of crampons over Christmas to one of the largest and most innovative ice-climbing event in the world. Here’s how we got there. Read more >>
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