Mount Rearguard is 12,204 foot peak on the Hellroaring Plateau, directly opposite the Line Creek Plateau (home of the famous Beartooth Highway). The approach consists of a long, poorly-maintained mine road up the side of plateau. The road has many tight, unprotected turns, but on any given day you will find at least 2-3 other vehicles in the old parking lot at the top. High to the end of the trail leading from the parking lot (roughly 4 miles) and then head straight for the mountain across the saddle that bridges Moon and Sliderock Lakes.
The climb itself is a class 2, with possible class 3 spots if you accidently pick a slightly more challenging route. I have heard of winter ascents, and can see the possibility of such if a different route besides the mine road is taken. My conscience doesn't allow me to recommend driving it in the winter.
Use USGS Alpine-Mount Maurice topo for the best visualization.
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Logan International - Billings, MT|
|Convenient Center:||Red Lodge, MT|
Thanks to jess for adding this peak.
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