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Homestake Pass is scattered with boulders and small crags. There are some developed areas and no doubt lots more to be done. The climbs are up to two pitches. The rock is coarse, solid granite.

Getting There 

Homestake Pass is on I-90 about 7 miles east of Butte. To access Railroad Rocks, park at the Rest Area on the west bound side of I-90,near the top of the pass. For Dragon's Back, park on the west-bound shoulder near mile marker 238.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Homestake Pass:
Proboscis   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Dragon's Back
S Crack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 60'   Gillette Edge
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Featured Route For Homestake Pass
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Close Shave 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  MT : Homestake Pass : Gillette Edge
A pleasant featured face to the top of the upper fin. Start with some slabby moves on rounded features to better holds and a steep finish on great (albeit thin) chickenheads and plates. Pull with care on these cool features as this is Butte rock!...[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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