Rock & Ice Climbing
Climbing Resources and FAQ
What climbing gear do we offer?
- Climbing Shoes
- Chalk Bag
- Crash Pad: bifold and trifold
- Climbing Helmet: BD Half Dome
Ice Climbing and Mountaineering
- Ice Climbing Tools
- Ice Climbing Crampons
- Mountaineering Crampons
- Mountaineering Boots
- Mountaineering Axe
Where can I climb around Bozeman?
- Bouldering: check out the Bozeman Bouldering Circuit around town or areas within a ~45-60 minute drive: Gallatin Canyon, Big Sky, Yankee Jim Canyon, and the Madison River area
- Sport: Allenspur, Gallatin Canyon, Bozeman Pass, Bear Canyon, Revenue Flats
- Trad: Gallatin Canyon, Revenue Flats, Hyalite Canyon, , Bridger Range, Madison River area
- Ice: Hyalite Canyon
Want to learn more about Sport or Trad climbing? Check out these articles: sport climbing basics and trad climbing basics. More details and maps of climbing areas are also available through Mountain Project and the Crag.
How do I size a climbing shoe?
- Your street shoe size is a good starting point, then adjust sizing based on how the shoe feels.
- To test the fit, try on the shoes and raise your heel while pressing your toe into the ground - you should feel tension in the rubber keeping the shoe snug against your foot
- There should be no excess bagging on top of the toe box or air pockets between the bottom of your heel and the heel cup of the shoe – if this occurs you likely need to size down.
- The shoe should be snug but not painful – if there is any sensation of toe crushing, curling, or any intense pain you likely need to size up.
- Keep in mind that most people’s feet are two slightly different sizes, so it may require a bit of trial and error to find shoes that are comfortable for both of your feet.
- Here is a helpful guide with even more information about how to choose the correct size!