Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Benchlands and the Bird Beak

A bit delayed on this post, but life can move fast.  A fun albeit snowy day out in the Benchlands.

Pastrami

Pastrami
Cool to see this one go down...Kevin puts down The Bird Beak



And Ari snags the 2nd ascent shortly after!




Guy and TK worked a very long OW project and it seems to be coming together...hopefully we can get back out there soon...
The Engineer


All in all a good day out in the Benchlands. Always a joy to get out there to explore, climb, and spend time with friends.

Cheers!

Friday, October 30, 2015

6th Annual Butte Bouldering Bash

Year 6!!


What a great turnout and event!  Our largest turnout yet!



Gigantic thank yous to all the people who came out to participate, spectate, as well as all the volunteers and especially the sponsors.It was awesome to see so many folks out in the woods exploring the Trailer Boulders and the Druthers. A beautiful day and a great time was had, while raising funds for a great cause.


Huge! thanks to:

Organic Climbing
ProBar
Mystery Ranch
Friction Labs
Montana Mountain Man
Hippy Tree
Voke Tab
Smith Optics
Spire Climbing Center
Chaco
Mago Mountain Works
The North Face
Five Ten
Black Diamond
La Sportiva


Photos from J.Champion:






 












Men's Open tie breaker

1st place winners



2nd place winners
 
3rd place winners



 



Here's some additional pics from Instagram that were kindly tagged with #butteboulderingbash - love seeing the community posting up!

https://instagram.com/explore/tags/butteboulderingbash/


Hope to see ya next year...if not before!


Cheers!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Way Back

I always wanted to check a location way back in the Absrokas.  Yes it is was a long hike in but hey sometime you gotta work for the goods.  We discovered some good and some incredibly sharp (slice your hand open sharpest rock I have felt except in the Caribbean) dolomite.  Despite the long haul in there are some worthy objectives both beautiful and geometric but I think it would take awhile to suss out the good from the bloody and evil you be the judge.

They are big and mean and full of teeth


Nice little warm up.  Hard to beat the view.


A not so warm up

These blocks are little


With little moves

and not much fun

L8er,

podenbeck