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Madison River Area

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Madison River Area 


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Location: 45.7064, -111.5773 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: PKA on Sep 26, 2009
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Description 

A few small crags along the Madison River, This area is a good winter spot as it stays fairly sunny and fairly warm. The rock quality is on the weak side, the gniess here can be fragile to say the least.

Still under development, this area has a few well traveled crags. Grades here range anywhere from 5.5 to 5.11+

This area is full of rattle snakes and posion ivy, so keep a careful eye when approaching the crags.


Getting There 

From Bozeman head west on Highway 84 until you get to the Madison River.


6 Total Routes


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

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Madison River Area:
The Jack Attack   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Winter wall
Standard Route   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 160'   Neat Rock
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Featured Route For Madison River Area
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Balance of Power 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  MT : Madison River Area : Crew Crag
A great route that requires three mini roof pulls. One of the longer single pitch climbs in the area. Bring slings and think about your clips to avoid rope drag. A 70 meter rope will leave you about 3 feet above the ground on the rappel. If you have a shorter rope there is an intermediate anchor about 5/8's of the way down. Pro-Tip: If you rap with a 70 you can use the intermediate anchor to allow you to rap all the way down to the scree field, thus avoiding the chossy downclimb of the chu...[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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By pdyess
Jul 13, 2014

Whoever removed the black fixed line, anchor setup, directionals and bolting equipment from Flying Buttress down along the Madison River. Please do the right thing and send me a PM to arrange returning it.

Developing routes is an expensive, exhausting, and time-consuming task done by a few to help out the rest of the climbing community. When stuff like this happens it really diminishes the motivation and feelings of goodwill to contribute to the sport that has done so much for me.

If anyone has any tips, rumors, or hints to who might have removed that gear please let me know.