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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.


22 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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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+ E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Scorched Earth
Naked Butt Dancing   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Scorched Earth
Pretty Polly   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Scorched Earth
Fistful of Steel   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 80'   Scorched Earth
Unknown   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Scorched Earth
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Featured Route For Scorched Earth
The Bad: October 2010

The Bad 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  MT : Gallatin Canyon : ... : Scorched Earth
Wholly slick start! Difficult for the grade, this almost becomes a ten after the crux...which is the start. Quite the fight, this "warm-up" is still worth the tick. Enjoy pockets and edges up a steep face with some difficult to read sections. This was the first and is probably most climbed line in the area. ...[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.