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Alpine/ Backcountry Climbing

Want to  climb some of the hidden gems of alpine rock climbing in Montana? We hike in with all of our gear, camp high in the alpine, and climb rarely visited walls of the Beartooth . Route options might include the striking E Ridge of the Bear's Tooth (5.8, 5 pitches), the classic Lunar Arete on Spirit Mountain (5.7, 12 pitches), or even the challenging Silver Pillar (5.11a, 7 pitches). Options to add llama and horse packing are available.

Climb Spirit Mountain Montana


intermediate to advanced experience climbing outdoors required


Ability to spend 8 hours outdoors 2-3 days in a row



July - September

Group Size:

1-4 participants


4-6 days; each with 6-8 hours of field time


Red Lodge, East Rosebud, West Rosebud, Lake Fork, Main Fork, West Fork, Montana


Rental climbing equipment, group equipment, & instruction from a professional guide 


Food, transportation, lodging, personal items, and guide gratuity

Activity Details

The Beartooth mountains, our backyard, have some amazing backcountry multi pitch climbs. High in the mountains between 8,000' and 10,000' we will encounter alpine lakes, some summer snow and potentially mountain goats. A typical trip like this starts the day before or the morning of the trip, at the office with a gear check. We will caravan to the trailhead (you need your own vehicle) and approach camp. On day 2 we climb one of the objectives that the range has to offer with difficulties ranging between 5.6 and 5.11- with up to 10 pitches. Depending on the objective the approaches might take longer. With the Red Lodge Outfitter infrastructure, it is possible to hire a horse or llama for gear transportation, early request needed.

Storm Tower

This course is the backcountry version of our Alpine Skills, built to give aspiring alpinists the tools they need to start alpine climbing safely on their own. Storm tower can be climbed 5.6 and takes 3-4 days.

Bear's Tooth

Climb the spectacular glacial horn in the backcountry of the Beartooth mountains. This 3-4 day objective inlcudes a approach day, camping on black canyon lake, summit day with 5.8 rock climbing and a descent day.

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