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The Humbug Spires contain excellent climbing on white granite of the Boulder Batholith. The main attraction here is the largest spire in the area, The Wedge. It is around 500 feet tall and requires 5.8 climbing to reach the summit. Consult Randall Green's Rock Climbing Montana or Butte's Climbing Guide by Dwight Bishop for further information.
The Humbug Spires are located in Silver Bow County in southwestern Montana, approximately 24 miles south of Butte and 36 miles north of Dillon. They are on the edge of the Big Hole River Valley between the Highland Mountains and the Pioneer Mountains. This area is accessible by graded road from Interstate Highway 15.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Humbug Spires:
Southwest Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 5 pitches, 450'
The Mutt and Jeff 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 5 pitches, 600'
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Southwest Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c MT : Humbug Spires
This fantastic route is another one of the classics out at Humbug Spires. This climb has jamming to face climbing to offwidthing to chimneying in 5 pitches. While no move is harder than 5.8 the route is rather sustained in nature and packs a bit of a punch. Shares the first pitch with the also excellent Mutt and Jeff. Pitch 1 - 5.7 Climb the flake aiming towards the two side by side bolts. Marvel at how unlikely it is that the 1/4 pinhead bolt will actually hold as you traverse into th...[more] Browse More Classics in MT
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