Scorched Earth Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: View of the wall from the left (December 2011)
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.
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.
Climbing Season For the Gallatin Canyon area.
Weather station 0.5 miles from here
29 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in Scorched Earth
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Featured Route For Scorched Earth
Shock and Awe 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a MT
: Gallatin Canyon
: ... : Scorched Earth
Start left of the first bolt and work up and right into small crimps and powerful side-pulls (crux?) that give way to a good horizontal. A rest after the third bolt gives way to fun positive edges. Moving up and right through the roof may be the redpoint crux....[more] Browse More Classics in MT
Latest Regional Forum Messages
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.