Pat out on a cruise of The Waltz
This is a very cool formation. This area receives a lot of traffic due to the moderate climbs. It is primarily in the sun--so in peak summer season you may want to hit it during the morning or evening.
It is a very cool prominent finlike formation that is divided into three distinctly different steps that point directly toward the river. Since it has these steps, not all of the rock is of high quality.
Waltz formation is located on the eastside of the Gallatin river smack down in the middle of all the formations. It is one of the easier formations to get to.
To get there walk down river (north) until you are directly across canyon from Gallatin Tower then leave the Riverside trail and follow the typical climbers trail (switchbacks) up slope to the base of the Waltz's formation.
Weather station 4.3 miles from here
9 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Waltz Formation:
The Waltz 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 300'
Paso Doble 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 120'
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Schuhplattler 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b MT
: Gallatin Canyon
: The Waltz Formation
Alternate first pitch to the Waltz with good climbing and a fun roof. Start under the obvious roof at the base of the Waltz formation on the river side. Climb up and through the bulge and continue up the fun, juggy dihedral. A nice long pitch that tops out on the first of the three buttresses...[more] Browse More Classics in MT
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