Lower Green Sleeves

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Montana, United States, North America
Route Type:
Ice Climbing
Time Required:
Less than two hours
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Lower Green Sleeves
Created On: Oct 13, 2009
Last Edited On: Jan 20, 2010


Lower Green Sleeves is the climb three gullies left of the popular Genesis I. A favorite of the local guide service, it sees much less traffic than Genesis I and is not as difficult.


Park at the Grotto Falls trailhead in the main fork of Hyalite Canyon. Hike back on the road about 10m from the parking lot and find the well-traveled trail off to the right (east). Follow the trail for 10-15 minutes to the Genesis I wall. From here, follow the cliff band to the left. You will pass the climbs Willow Gully (next to Genesis I), Clump Tree Gully, Ice 101, and the fourth will be Lower Green Sleeves, about twice the distance as from Genesis I to Ice 101.

Route Description

Lower Green Sleeves: 90' WI3
FA: Unknown
The climb is a sustained 90' of WI3 to an anchor of slings around a tree on the right as you get to the top. The route is also easily toproped - continue hiking along the cliffband until you get to the gully. Hike up for 30 feet and turn right to the top of the cliff. Traverse over until you are at the top of the climb. Maneuver yourself through the fallen trees at the top to the anchor around the tree at the edge of the cliff

Essential Gear

Ice screws to your comfort level. You should be fine with 4-5 screws.