"Beyond The Wall", V1 along the Cataract Lake/Mas...
In the Climber's Guide to Montana, Caffrey describes this range thus: "A compact plateau with concentrated peaks of the same general elevation. Loose fractured rock from top to bottom. Elevation span 6400'."
Fairly off-the-beaten-path area, with old, dark metamorphic rock.
A number of high, craggy peaks to explore with old remnants of mining exploration.
Located southeast of Butte. East of Twin Bridges, west of Norris, north of Virginia City, and bounded on the north by the Jefferson River and I-90.
Typical approach into the area is up Mill Creek Road out of Sheridan.
A fun route on fairly good rock with some neat positions.Pitch 1: locate a short face leading to a finger crack in a corner which then gives way to a fist crack through a short roof. Climb a chimney slot to a face and belay around 150 feet up the route. 5.8.Pitch 2: Climb up a face to a ramp (5.8) to a thin crack with face moves. A fun, exacting 150 foot pitch leads to a shallow ledge.Pitch 3: easy 5th and 4th class climbing leads to a neat shallow grassy ledge. Pitch 4: A short pitch of...[more]Browse More Classics in MT