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Location: 45.8068, -108.5951 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brian Hagerty on Oct 1, 2010
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The mythical Tunnel Boulders.


The Billings Rimrocks(The Rims), the often overlooked(even by "locals") climbing mecca of eastern Montana. The most popular climbing area is above the Gregory subdivision. There are some great cracks and some great although sometimes fragile face climbs. Toproping is the norm because of the aforementioned rock quality although cracks usually take good medium to large sized pro. There are some bolted routes but choose your poison as sandy and brittle rock, junk hardware and poor bolting abound. Most routes have easily accessable "bolt"(check and back them up) or natural anchors. A great local winter climbing destination but avoid it during the heat of the summer after 10:00am. Also be aware of the EXTREME rockfall potential and belay and hang out well away from the base of the climbs(helmets advised). Don't forget to bring your sense of humor and as always pack out all trash including cigarette butts, tape and anything else you're tempted to leave behind.

106 Total Routes

['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',29],['2 Stars',25],['1 Star',23],['Bomb',9]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Billings Rimrocks:
Walkup   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 45'   Gregory
Welcome to Billings   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 40'   Gregory
Roof Right   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, TR, 50'   Gregory
Sapsucker   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 50'   Gregory
Betty Rubble   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 50'   Gregory
Reuben   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 45'   Gregory
Prime Rib   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 50'   Gregory
Cliffs of Insanity   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 40'   Gregory
Easy Street   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 50'   Gregory
The Bishop   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 45'   Gregory
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Rockchuck Arete 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  MT : Billings Rimrocks : Gregory
Great face climbing on small holds. Turn the corner at 2/3 height and tackle the triangular face on good holds. A jam or two and it's a "send"....[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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"Totally Tenacious!"
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By Nick Stayner
From: The Magic City
Nov 15, 2011

Anyone know of a guidebook for Billings area stuff?

By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Oct 22, 2012 about some information and/or details on the location. As I recall Billings isn't that big (105,000), but specifics for us "out-of-towner's" would be appreciated.

By MTKirk
From: Billings, MT
Nov 7, 2012

Park here for Gregory 45.802335,-108.586486 If you don't have a GPS print up a google map to that location. Hike up an obvious trail, staying on the right fork for the first few feet, away from the Heavy Poison Ivy growth at the base of the boulder. hike up and left (west) to get to the "walkup" area (easiest lead up) at 45.803643,-108.589483 the climbs are both left (west) & right(east) of here. You can also buy a guidebook (Super Sand Land, Joel Anderson) at Steep World.

This video is well worth the watch and will give you the true flavor of climbing in Billings.

By Joel Anderson - MT
Apr 2, 2013

Yes, and thanks MTKirk. The guidebook "Super Sand Land" is available at Steepworld and The Basecamp. Any edits, major news, and new route info will be posted to the book's corresponding website.

By Brian Hagerty
From: Billings, America
Apr 3, 2013

...or here.

By Joel Anderson - MT
Jun 7, 2013

Ha ha! Yes, here too.

By Cfresh
May 21, 2014

jus bought my edition of super sand land from steep world(awesome people) really excited to make it out there and boulder boulder boulder! meh maybe ill bring my ropes to lol any parts of this site dedicate to the boulders from the book if not ill add them after my trip thanks guys!

By Qween
Jun 19, 2014

That video just got me soooo pumped to move to Billings. I never thought I'd say that.

By Brian Hagerty
From: Billings, America
Jun 25, 2014

But you did, and it's okay.