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Hantavirus Cave  


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Elevation: 5,600'
Location: 45.4526, -111.2342 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ty Morrison-Heath on Apr 2, 2013
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Renn up the dihedral in pouring rain. Geriatrix is...

Description 

The Hantavirus Cave ("The Cave") has some of Bozeman's steepest climbing. The rock is similar if not a bit better to the composition of its somewhat close neighbor Scorched Earth. It is host to what has become somewhat of a local test piece "Weapons of Mass Destruction", a compression route just to the right of the cave.

Getting There 

Approach take around 5 minutes and follows a well defined trail to up to the cave. From Bozeman drive as if you were going to hike Storm Castle. After turning over the majestic old bridge turn right (a turn left here would take you to Scorched Earth) and drive .8 miles down the road. There are two small pullouts and a well defined trail up to this area.

Climbing Season


7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hantavirus Cave:
Geriatrix   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
It's-It   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
On the Job Training   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 50'   
Weapons of Mass Destruction   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For Hantavirus Cave
Renn up the dihedral in pouring rain. Geriatrix is the prominent gray slab on the far left.

No Sense of Fashion 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  MT : Gallatin Canyon : Hantavirus Cave
A absolutely fabulous route with great variety. Stemming in a balancy and tenuous dihedral to a gymnastic pull around a roof to a technical slab. Very well bolted the whole way up.Start the first three clips or so with a hard to decipher and somewhat bouldery sequence (crux) involving high steps, stemming, and tick-tacking up on bad feet and "searchy" crimps. Tenuous but well protected and once the third clip is reached jugs start to appear. From here use the occasional right hand around the are...[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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By B-Mkll
From: Bozeman, MT
Aug 4, 2014
All new route additions will be part of the cliff known as "Wildecliff" or "Old Squaw" in the D&K guide. To keep things simple, because they are all on the same cliff band, they will be included in this area as the cave is the best landmark on this section of cliff.

As the description states, the rock here is in general of a much higher quality than at Scorched Earth. Not as polished (except for the hard 12s... let's keep it that way!), less loose, and less prone to nasty seepage and silting after rainfall.