Shoshone Spire, Bitterroot Valley, Montana

P1: (5.8 – 200 ft.) Start with a series of cracks starting near the west arête. There are many possible choices, apparently the center splitter up the small tower is the original start. Another recommended start is to find a tree with slings around it, slightly on the west side of Shoshone spire. Climb past the tree and follow the dihedral with 3″ gear just above this tree. Continue until your rope runs out and belay from a tree.
P2: (5.7 – 200 ft.) Choose from many variations, and climb up to the ledge that separates the spire into two sections. This is referred to as the lunch ledge, and it is possible to skip the first two pitches by scrambling to this point from the ledges to the east.
P3: (5.8 – 80 ft.) Start under and a bit to the left of a small tree about 80 feet up. Take the “railroad tracks”, where you’ll find a fixed cam and a pin. Belay at the tree with gear or sling the tree.
P4: (5.8 – 160 ft.) Continue straight up from here following cracks and flares to the large ledge. Belay with gear or sling a large block.
P5: (5.8 – 160 ft.) From under the roof, move right out avoiding the roof to get back on the face. Continue past a few face moves (crux) to cracks, and finish on the next large ledge. Belay with gear or sling blocks.
From this ledge, walk north and around to top out.

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