Sunday, January 17, 2010

El Nino and Its Effects on Ski Season

It was the weekend but the skiing at Bridger sounded lame and the backcountry is trying to kill people this year. The sun has been shining and temps have been above freezing for a week. Kingsbury as always was stoked and I gotta feed the stoke. A trip to the Desert of the Batholith to meet-up with a larger then ever crew from Missoula, Helena, Dillon, Butte and Bozeman. DAMN!!!

We hit-up many of the established problems, cleaned-up a few others, added some variations, put down a couple newbies, and started to sus out the projects.

My upper-body and tips are soft and I feel like a yuppie for skiing so much. It was good to get grounded for day by the touch of granite on skin and rubber, feel the vibe of positivity that is bouldering, and remember what its all about.....climbing.

The light was flat and grey while the urge to climb was too strong, so here is what I could come up with. Lo-edit photo gallery:

Triage on the Mastodon Boulder

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Levi sending SlabTech V3. A sweet little beauty we swamped out of the trees. Clean, crisp crimping on dark granite.

SlabTech


SlabTech

SlabTech

SlabTech
SlabTech
finishing 'er up
Levi on SlabTech

Thomas on Buttian Warlord (right variant)
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Next on to a proud Fruh original. Beta was shared, it was sent two different ways and the train entailed. Senor Fruh: heal thy elbow biatch!

Optronic Eye
Optronic Eye

Optronic Eye
Buttian Warload (right variant)
Sweet day, getting my season's stoke on. Gonna have to ski through April, that's just the way it is. Hopefully a couple sessions in the 'lith and many days getting my ego squashed by 13 year-olds and Dockins at plastic land will get me ready for the upcoming Bourbons season where we push how high we can get.

1 comment:

TK said...

Nice shots!

Super fun day! Perfect temps...

Hopefully you get some snow for your touring fix...but if the base remains f-ed, remember that there is alot to explore out here...always rad to have ya out!

Cheers