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The Fins  

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The fins of rock jutting out from the hill side above the hard-man crag 'Swamp Rock'. The Fins host about 7 completed sport climbs with room for at least a few more. Besides some excellent warm-ups for the Swamp, the main draw of the Fins is the close proximity to Bozeman. You can be at the base of most of the climbs within about 35 minutes from town.

Getting There 

Head up Hyalite Canyon Road and park in a large paved pullout on the right about 100 feet before mile marker 8. Swamp Rock is just below the pullout next to the stream, while the Fins are above the pullout and can easily be seen from the road.
To get to the climbs, cross the road and head up the road cut next to the mile marker 8 sign. See individual climbs for approaches. It's about a 5 minute hike to most climbs.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.3 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

Featured Route For The Fins
Peder on the low crux of Oro y Plata

Oro y Plata (aka Beast of Burden) 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  MT : Hyalite Canyon : The Fins
Two boulder problems separated by a bit of easier climbing. Like the other two climbs on the Gold Wall, this one is both technical and burly. Stick with the upper balancy crux. Once you figure it out you'll be all smiles. Although the shortest on the wall, this one has the best climbing and the best rock. Shady til' noon and after 7pm in the summer....[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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