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Alberton Rest Stop  

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Location: 47.0053, -114.5682 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Abe Schmidt on Nov 12, 2008
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There is a main wall on the side near the highway. There are two longer slab climbs on the west side of the rock, and one overhung water route on the east side. There is also another slab climb on the east side of the rock right next to the main wall(right around the corner). The main wall is usually stuck in the shade in a little pocket. Really nice rock, though in the fall it gets really cold. On the main wall the routes are pretty tough. The easiest one is probably a 5.10b/c, the rest look like 12s. Also the 10b/c has some ledges that, if you feel, you would hit before the rope caught you.

Getting There 

It is roughly 36 miles west of Missoula, just past Alberton. The exit is number 70, it is the one just past Alberton, if your coming from Missoula. You take exit 70, turn around, and get going east on the highway. Within two minutes you will come to a rest stop, where you park. The main wall is right down the hill from the parking lot.
If you are coming from the east it is the rest stop just before Alberton. If you miss it you can turn around at Alberton and back track to it.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Alberton Rest Stop:
Abe's a Bitch   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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JP going for the big move.

Abe's a Bitch 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  MT : Alberton Rest Stop
This route is the most right route on the main wall. It starts out just past the corner. The move past the first bolt is a pretty hard one, with a big reach. The last bolt is sketchy, becasue if you miss and fall you will hit a ledge before the rope catches you, and you will probably break yourself....[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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By joshf
From: missoula, mt
Mar 9, 2009
Chains are up on the slab side of this cliff as of march 6
By Dan Bachen
Mar 8, 2010
Climbed routes this Jan, all seemed in good shape, the anchor for the last 2 has been equiped with chains so is a good rap for all points. All bolts seemed in good shape, even if they were not the routes are pretty secure. The only sketch part is the run out on the 4th route between the last bolt and the anchor
By Lance Uppercut
Aug 29, 2011
A good area for beginning leaders. I was surprised how nice it was here, wasn't expecting it to be that way considering it's a rest area. Bring your swimsuit there's a beautiful beach to swim at right by the slab climbs. Super easy approach, which is nice.
By Dreez
Aug 3, 2014
You can TR all the easy climbs so great for beginners. faces S/SW so pretty hot in summer. Look out for wasp nests, my GF got hit by a flock of them and swelled up.

Main wall looks really hard, all the holds are smooth/slopey. Can't TR.
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