To find solutions to access issues, promote communication and relations between climbers, land managers, landowners, and other land users, educate all public land users about local climbing issues, and promote climbing safety, trail improvement and maintenance, erosion control, and resource conservation projects in SW Montana.

Frog Rock Trail Day

Frog Rock Trail so farYou won’t want to miss Fall Trail Day, Sunday Sept. 19 to finish the Frog Rock Climbers Spur Trail.

Meet at the new Chestnut Mountain Trail Head at 8:30.  (Take I-90 East to the Trail Creek Exit.  Stay south of the highway and head east on Trail Creek Road for 0.2 mi.  Pull off on the right).

Tools will be available, but bring any you have.  Don’t forget food and water.

Butte Bouldering Bash

Homestake Lodge

August 14th 2010
Presented by Northern Lights Trading Company

Butte, Montana


  • Bouldering in the Northern Bourbons
  • 120+ problems presented in a new mini guide

Bouldering Competition

  • Registration starts at 9am
  • Competition from 11-12:30, 1:30-3, 4-5:30

Live Music

  • Raffle
  • Shoe Demos from Five Ten, La Sportiva & Scarpa
  • Crack Climbing workshop led by Peter Ramos
  • Food, Fun & Community

Baldy Blitz

The Baldy Blitz is a yearly 'training race' from the M parking lot to the summit of Baldy peak and back. If your quads can do this, you are ready for summer climbing season! It's sponsored this year by the Big Sky Wind Drinkers, Northern Lights Trading Company, and Osprey.

Contact Tom Kalakay via email or phone: 587-4605 for details or to register.

Tour de Hyalite

Tour de Hyalite LogoThe 21st annual Tour de Hyalite will be held on October 3rd, 2009.  It consists of a  Trail run/climbing event located in Bozeman, MT. The event consists of a 15 miler round trip run to Hyalite peak followed by climbing at Practice Rock for extra points. If you think your brave enough we'll see you there. Don't forget your harness and climbing shoes. Better start training NOW! All proceeds go to benefit the Southwest Montana Climbers Coalition (SMCC).

Trails day at Gallatin Tower

Submitted by Jeff Ho on Mon, 06/08/2009 - 15:57

Trail work at Gallatin TowerAbout 30 people, including the Bozeman Climbing Team, showed up to revamp the Gallatin Tower trail on Saturday.  The Forest Service came out and supplied all the tools and a chain saw.  We made large platforms at the base of all the climbs, re-worked some of the existing trail, and finished the trail to the top of the Tower.   A few people stayed out and climbed in the rain.  Thanks everyone!


Building the New Access Trail at Allenspur climbing area.

Submitted by jimurl on Sat, 06/06/2009 - 19:06

At the early-bird hour of 9:30 AM, six of us met at the parking lot for Allenspur. Our goal-to build a new climber access trail on a recently obtained trail access route- which mgiht become permanent after one year.

On the crew were Amber 'dig it' Jean, Dustin 'chainsaw massacre' Gaines, Ted 'trail pro' Wood, Hermes 'pick ax' Lynn, Mark 'spud bar' Wolfenden, and myself, Jim 'lazy ass' Earl.

Look for the sign!

Submitted by Jeff Ho on Thu, 01/08/2009 - 07:24

SMCC Climbing AccessUnsure if you're on private property? Just look for the sign! Southwest Montana Climbers Coalition in conjunction with landowners and the forest service is posting signs where easements and access has been developed for climbers to safely and publicly access climbing areas.







Fall 2007 - News from SMCC

Submitted by Jeff Ho on Mon, 12/17/2007 - 16:56


  • A New Plan for Hyalite Canyon
  • Bozeman Pass Update
  • Share the Rock
  • Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
  • Cholatse:  Winter 2006 trip
  • Doublet Saga:  The Timeline Route
  • Bozeman Climbing Team:  Pulling Hard
  • Volunteers Rebuild Waltz Approach Trail
  • Nova Cafe and the Rack Pack Team Up for Fundraiser
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