Practice Rock

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Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

Practice Rock is a great opportunity to sneak a climb into your day. The cliff offers excellent routes (5.6 to 5.12b, mostly 5.8-5.10b), a short approach, and is one of the closest crags to town. The granite forms long, smooth faces, clean cracks, arêtes, and corners. The routes are short and most of the climbs require gear placements, but some have bolts.

Directions: Take 19th Ave south from Bozeman and turn left on Hyalite Canyon Rd. After approximately a mile, there is lower fishing access parking on the right. The crag is across the road. 



Average: 3 (1 vote)
January 10, 2012 - 5:06pm by: ruttiger86
Close to town, good for a pump. Be careful of thumby novices dropping gear on you. You can hike around the top and set a TR on just about any route - as long as you don't throw yourself off in the process.
Average: 4 (1 vote)
June 10, 2013 - 12:32pm by: Maggie Slepian
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Good location, close to home. Can be crowded on a sunny afternoon, but the variety of climbs and difficulties makes up for it, as long as you aren't waiting behind a bunch of TR route-lappers. The fact that you can set a TR up on some of the more difficult routes makes it a good place to push your grade without the fear factor

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