A double from former Rangers youth Kevin Turner earned East Stirlingshire a point.
The Ochilview outfit could have taken all three points on the back of Turner’s brace, but a repsonse from Garry Wood gave the Gable Endies a point.
It was Montrose who took the lead through Lloyd Young’s 13th minute opener before Turner scored twice before the interval.
The Shire, who included former Whifflets Juniors player Raymond Buchanan were then denied the victory by Wood’s second half leveller.
John Coughlin’s men host Annan Athletic on Saturday.