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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.
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.
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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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Standard Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a MT : Gallatin Canyon : Gallatin Tower
A Bozeman classic! One of those "at least once a season" type of routes. FA of the tower is unknown, but local legend Jerry Kanzler did the direct finish in 1967. P1- Climb a right-leaning crack to a left-facing corner. End on an awesome ledge with rap bolts. 5.6, 60'. P1a- Direct Start: Start to the left of said crack/corner, in another corner w/ a prominent flake. 5.8, 60'. P2- The butter! Climb a gorgeous left-facing corner with a crack of varying sizes. Follow it through a series of bulges t...[more] Browse More Classics in MT
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