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By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Jul 16, 2012

Has anyone from Montana or northern Wyoming ever checked out Pryor Mountain? It appears that there are some major dolomite formations, at least from the highway, and the Montana Limestone Company at the base is sort of a hint as to what might be found up on the mountain. This would be a close destination for Billings area climbers.


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By Nick Stayner
From The Magic City
Jul 16, 2012
Nick Stayner near the crux. Ryan Minton photo.

No... but i would love to know more info. If you're in the area and need a partner, i'm down to look even if it's a bust. I have heard rumors of good limestone up there... as well as the west side of 14.


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By Brian Hagerty
From Billings, America
Jul 17, 2012
Howdy

I've been there. Bring a helmet.


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By Nick Stayner
From The Magic City
Jul 17, 2012
Nick Stayner near the crux. Ryan Minton photo.

So requires a bunch o cleaning? Do you think it's worth checking out with all the other quality limestone offerings in the area (Sheridan/Tensleep)?


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By Brian Hagerty
From Billings, America
Jul 17, 2012
Howdy

The Pryors are to dolomite what the Rimrocks are to sandstone. Although they are technically the northern tip of the Bighorns, once past Devil's Canyon things went very bad. In the time it takes to get to the Pryors(90 minutes plus with access through Pryor Gap blocked)with it's bad rock, paltery collection of bolted routes and total lack of shade you could(and should)be at Natural Bridge.


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By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Jul 17, 2012

Here's a shot of one of the canyons
Here's a shot of one of the canyons


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By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Jul 17, 2012

I can see how the quality of the rock might vary in different parts of the range, but even Tensleep has some total choss if you hit the wrong spot. Clearly there is a lot of rock there, so maybe scoping a canyon or 2 would be worth it. Wall Rock is really good and that's in the northern part of the range off US 14.

Nick, were you in tensleep at the Boulder Camp on June 23-25?


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By Brian Hagerty
From Billings, America
Jul 17, 2012
Howdy

Clearly there is a lot of rock there, so maybe scoping a canyon or 2 would be worth it

That's what I thought.


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By Nick Stayner
From The Magic City
Jul 17, 2012
Nick Stayner near the crux. Ryan Minton photo.

I was in Tensleep that weekend, though hanging with a big crew from Bozeman, not Boulder (if that's what you mean). Do you live in the area?


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By Nick Stayner
From The Magic City
Jul 17, 2012
Nick Stayner near the crux. Ryan Minton photo.

Ps: you have any info on Wall Rock? A friend was supposed to send some my way but hasn't yet...


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By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Jul 17, 2012

Actually I was referrring to the Boulder Campsite off the old dirt road & there was a crew from Bozeman there too, Sam & others. I was there with my youthful sidekick, Gordy. RockClimbing.com has info on Wall Rock that will get you there & last year we cairned the trail quite a bit better than it was, so you should be able to find it OK. I have a little guide I compiled if you want I can send it.


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