Tuesday Night Social Climbs
Tuesday evenings May and June 2022 5:30 pm
Want to sample the local crags, meet other climbers, unwind after work? HCC is facilitating a meetup at our local crags in May and June. If you need directions or have questions send us an email. Areas are also on Mountain Project and the guide book.
What to expect: Climbers will need to bring their own gear and should not expect instruction (this is not a “learn to climb” class). Most of these areas are single pitch sport crags, but a few have trad routes. A 60m rope usually works, but a 70 or even an 80 can be nice for some routes. Our rock can be scrappy so helmets are a good idea and stick clips can be nice. As always you are responsible for your own safety. Please be honest about your skills, speak up if you see something sketchy, and have fun!
May 3rd, Mount Helena– Meet at the main trailhead or up at the cliffs
May 10th, Hellgate Gulch– Meet in the canyon roadside climbing so look for people
May 17th, Mount Helena – Same
May 24th, Avalanche Gulch-Meet in the canyon roadside climbing so look for people
May 31st, Mount Helena – Same
June 7th, Indian Creek – Park at the climbers parking. you should see folks at the parking lot or on the way in.
June 14th, Mt. Helena-Same
June21st, Blue Cloud-Meet at the parking lot for the ~1 mile hike in. MP has good directions. Lot is small so carpooling is encouraged
June 28th, Mount Helena – Same
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|May 24, 2022||$11 Stonetree Day Pass for HCC Members|
|May 31, 2022||$11 Stonetree Day Pass for HCC Members|
|June 7, 2022||$11 Stonetree Day Pass for HCC Members|
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Hellgate work day
Volunteers improved access paths on the Westgate/ Winter Wall, improved belay pads and increased stabilization of staging areas. Thanks for all who came out to lend a hand!
Blue Cloud Adopt A Crag Event
At the end of August, 2019 HCC members made some improvements to the Blue Cloud access including installing a style by the gate to make crossing the fence easier, clearing trees from the access trail, and removing graffiti by the approach. We are fortunate to be able to access this crag through private property and efforts like this help maintain our positive relationship with the land owners.
2019 National Trails Day/ Adopt a Crag Event
Saturday June 1st, members of the Helena Climbing community tackled some much needed improvements to the trails and belay pads at the Mount Helena Crags. We cleaned up the trails to the Sunset Slabs clearing out the scree that has filled in some of the switchbacks and covered some of the user trails that have developed over the last year. Volunteers also improved the trail that runs under the Red Slab area to the Water Streak climbs and improved the belay pads along these walls.
Thank you to all the volunteers and organisations that made the 2019 Trails Day a success! Particularly MCC board members Brad and Andrew who helped secure permission for the work and worked out the logistics, Prickly Pear Land Trust who organized the entire Trail Day chaos, Montana Conservation Corps who provided some extra hands, the Montana Bicycle Guild who lent us tools, the city of Helena for working with us to continue to maintain and improve Mount Helena climbing, and the Helena Climbing Com.
National Trails Day 2018
On 2 June, 2018 we partnered with Prickly Pear Land Trust and Montana Conservation Corps to celebrate National Trails Day. Our volunteers spent the day improving the trails and belay pads on Mount Helena. Thanks to everyone who participated through labor or materials!