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Location: 45.4611, -111.2445 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Patrick K. on Dec 8, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: View of the wall from the left (December 2011)

Description 

Storm Castle Creek, formerly Squaw Creek is a great limestone climbing spot with, on average harder climbs. It is sunny almost the whole day, i.e "scortched earth". A good spot to get a few routes in before or after work. Normally when i have gone there on nicer days there has been one or two groups climbing but its not bad or busy for MT standards.

A large area with three significant crags, The Terrace, Singed Crag, and Scorched Earth.


Getting There 

Climbs are located on the east side of the river and is a short drive from both Bozeman and Big Sky. Turn off at Squaw Creek for the storm castle hiking trail, then take a left after going over the bridge. Look for a faint trail that begins in the woods to your right.


26 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Scorched Earth:
The Bad   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Scorched Earth
Naked Butt Dancing   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Scorched Earth
Pretty Polly   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Scorched Earth
The Ugly   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Scorched Earth
Fistful of Steel   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   Scorched Earth
Unknown   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Scorched Earth
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Featured Route For Scorched Earth
July 2011

Feeding the Rat 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  MT : Gallatin Canyon : ... : Scorched Earth
Average Size Person's Perspective: A fine route on limestone pods and shelves. The crux for most is the right step and clip after the lower angle section but it differs for other people. The route starts steep then mellows into easy climbing before moving right through a slight bulge (and great hand jam) to the rap rings, rings can be tricky to clip.Little Person's Perspective: Great route, with a pumpy start that transitions into great crimps up a column. The obvious crux is at the sloppy ve...[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
Mar 22, 2011

Wear a helmet. Even without people above you the rock has a way of falling apart and bombing you from above. Watch for loose holds in the spring. Kind of a choss pile.