The Beartooth Mountains offer a variety of mountaineering objectives besides Granite Peak. Learn the skills to navigate in technical terrain on a multi-day scope.
Montana is home to over 26 mountains with peaks that are over 12,000'. If you cant find your desired objective in our list, please reach out to us.
GRANITE PEAK 12,799’-12,801’ (Montana’s highest point) is considered the most technically challenging of the highest summits in the Lower 48. Beartooth Mountain Guides leads 4 or 5 day ascents of Granite Peak via the devious East Ridge.
Beartooth Mountain Guides ascends to the base of Granite Peak via Mystic Lake and the Huckleberry Creek drainage to Princess and Avalanche Lakes. From there to the East Ridge by way of the north Granite snowfield.
White Tail Peak
12,551 ft. South Ridge, Grade II, Class 4 climbing
The 5th highest peak in Montana, and a great summit accessed from Sundance Pass. Snow climbing, Leave No Trace and route finding skills for Class 4 terrain are taught. 3 day course covers an 18-mile loop trail–one of the best travel routes in the Beartooths.
The Bear's tooth is a spectacular glacial horn that offers a beautiful climbing line. This 3-4 day objective lays in the backcountry of Black lake canyon and is 5.8 in the technical climbing rating. It is about 6 pitches with long approaches and descents.
12,377 ft.–NE ridge, AI2, Class 4 climbing
Rumored to be one of the last major summit to be reached in the Beartooths–
mostly due to it's remote location. Has a very unique plateau summit with steep relief on every side. Snow climbing, Leave No Trace and route finding skills for Class 4 terrain are taught. 3 day course–2 nights camping at BlackCanyon Lake.
12091 ft. - NE arete,
Grade II 5.6
This route is possibly one of the best moderate alpine routes in the entire Beartooth Range. 6-7 pitches of moderate rock grades up to 5.6. Snow climbing, rock climbing and route finding skills taught. Stellar views of the Bear's Tooth spire, Black Canyon Lake and Mount Reargard. 3 day course–2 nights camping at Moon Lake. Previous climbing experience required.
Castle Rock Spire
12,529 ft. East Ridge, Grade III, AI 2 5.7
At 12,529 ft., Castle Rock Spire is the highest spire in Montana. 3 pitches up the Castle couloir, followed by 5 pitches of alpine rock grades to 5.7. Snow climbing, rock climbing and route finding skills taught. Very remote part of the Beartooth Range. 4 day course– 1 night Quinebaugh meadows, 2 nights near Omega Lake. Previous multi-pitch climbing experience required.