Granite Peak, Montana Highpoint

  • 07/01/2019
  • 6:00 AM
  • 07/03/2019
  • 8:00 PM
  • Roscoe, MT
  • 8


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Join with MAA members to climb Granite Peak, the difficult Montana state highpoint. A three day blitz over lots of terrain and big elevation gain to the top of this marvelous rock bastion. Participants must be in great shape and proficient in 5th class alpine rock climbing and rappelling. Loaner gear will be available. We have room for 12. Hope to have you out with us!


  • What's happening: Granite Peak 12,800', South Face via East Ridge route, Class 4, rappelling, 12 miles each way, 6,800 gain, 3 days.
  • Where to meet: Grizzly Bar and Restaurant parking lot, Roscoe MT at 6:00 am.
  • Expedition Fees: $88 per person, minimum of 6 to cover mandatory gear deposit and mileage reimbursement to get the gear to MT. Registration fee must be paid to confirm participation.
  • Refund Policy: Full refund outside of 60 days, 50% refund 30-60 days, no refund closer than 30 days
  • Event Leader: Darren Shutt, (916) 872-3399,, and Stephen Moeller
  • Minimum / Maximum: 4,12
  • What to bring: Mountain boots, harness, helmet, belay device, 2 locking carabiners, sling, prusik, crampons, ice axe, food, water, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, headlamp, trekking pole(s), 35-50 liter pack. Group gear such as rock protection, ropes, tents, stove, etc. will be determined beforehand. 
  • Travel and gear coordination: Group spreadsheet on G-Drive will be shared with confirmed participants.
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.


  • DAY 1: Monday, July 1st - Meet and greet at the Grizzly Bar and Restaurant parkin lot in Roscoe at 6:00 am.  Drive in to the East Rose Bud trailhead. Hike the 11 miles and 6,0000' gain to basecamp near Tempest Mtn.
  • DAY 2: Tuesday, July 2nd - With an early start, climb Granite Peak summiting before 10am. Rappel the route and return to basecamp, or return to the trailhead.
  • DAY 3: Wednesday, July 3rd - Return to trailhead / contingency day


  • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
  • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
  • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
  • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
  • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

(916) 692-0005

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