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Description 

The Antiquities wall has been the site of the most active bolting in the canyon since Rock Climbs of Southwest Montana was published. When the book was published only Isla De Los Locos was bolted and now 14 other routes accompany it, so far. This wall is home to the longest high quality limestone in the canyon with routes between 85 and 100 feet in length. The overhanging nature of the wall makes for difficult routes at and beyond the standard setting difficulty in Montana right now. If long power-endurance oriented climbing is what you are looking for then this is the place for you!

This wall receives afternoon sun starting just after noon in the summer and around 3 to 4 in the winter. This area is consistently warmer than all of the upstream climbing areas because it is lower in the canyon, thus being protected from the winds up on the valley floor.


Getting There 

The first is from the Porcelain Wall continue along the cliff edge passing under the amphitheater cave, up over the two boulders and to the top of the next hill. You will notice a build up platform halfway up the hill this is the belay ledge for The Bends, Face Plant, and Prom Date Chaperone that makes up the right extreme of the wall.

The other option is to walk from the Foyer down to the river bed, when the river is low, and walk down the river bed until you reach a wide part below Shipwreck Rock. When heading downstream look to your left and at the far end of the amphitheatre like cave it is possible to head up the hill meeting the cliff edge trail at the pair of boulders that lean against the cliff, and then continue up the hill to the antiquities wall.


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