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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 >>
Allenspur, Paradise Valley, Montana Rock Climbing
Drew Pogge
Warm spring climbing areas. Read more >>
Homestake Pass
Albrecht, Patti
The geology of Pipestone and Homestake. Read more >>
The rocks of Revenue Flats, climbing outside bozeman
Drew Pogge
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
Dave Reuss
The annual Tour de Hyalite. 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 >>
Dave Reuss
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 >>
Dave Reuss
Climbing the King & Queen.  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 >>
Dave Reuss
“You’ve gotta check out this arête, it’s amazing,” Tom Kingsbury urges on one of his many guided tours through the Desert, a bouldering area outside Whitehall. The six climbers following him gather around the blunt, overhanging arête and spread their thick foam bouldering pads around the base. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Alex Huber is one of the greatest rock climbers in the world and reading his life story is nothing short of inspiring. Read more >>
Lange, Ted
There’s no trail fairy creating new trails around Bozeman, but with partnerships, fund-raising, hard work, and patience, wishes can come true. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Take a road trip this summer over to central Oregon, pick up Rock Climbing Smith Rock State Park, 2nd Edition (Falcon Guides, $40), and prepare to be blown away. Climbing in Montana will never feel the same again. Read more >>
Drew Pogge
“Dude, I got nasty Elvis Leg after that crimpy crux, just before I hit the crack and landed a few bomber jams!” Read more >>
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