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Bowling for Buicks S 
Dagger, The T 
First Best T 
Generation X T,S 
Guide Route T 
India Ink T,S 
Orange Crack T 
Soft in the Middle T,S 
Spare Tire T,S 
Standard Route T 
Ten Pin S 
Thing In Between T 
Tigger T 
Top Heavy T,S 

Gallatin Tower  

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The tower faces east, getting lots of morning sun. I've probably seen more parties at this crag than anywhere else in Gallatin Canyon. Lots of concentrated classics and some of the better cracks in the canyon, on high-quality gneiss.

Getting There 

Find a dirt pullout on your right (if you're heading south), about a mile before you come to the bridge over the river. Hit a trail that heads sourth out of the parking lot & follow it to the base.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gallatin Tower:
Guide Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
The Dagger   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 25'   
Generation X   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Standard Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Thing In Between   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
First Best   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Tigger   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Spare Tire   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 90'   
Orange Crack   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Soft in the Middle   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Bowling for Buicks   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   
India Ink   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Lena Topping out on Orange Crack

Orange Crack 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  MT : Gallatin Canyon : Gallatin Tower
Enjoyable full-length route, though the first pitch is fun on its own, too.p.1- Scramble up to a crack/corner, then up some more face climbing to an "offwidth" crack with a few faceholds. Climb it, and build a belay on a ledge beneath a roof. From here, you can walk off the ledge to the right. 5.9, ~80'. p.2- Angle up and out the roof to the left, using a thin crack. Climb up a much easier face to meet the large ledge beneath the Standard Route's final pitches. Natural belay here. 5...[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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