Sunday, October 10, 2010









I was pleasantly surprised when Mountain Dad called and said that he and his family were in Butte for a two day stop-over. He has been curious what lay in the 'Lith, and we were fortunate to have a bluebird day in which to romp amongst the klettergarten (the Northern Bourbons).


Ladd was allowed to skip school so that Freney and Elias had a fellow micro to boulder with...
Photobucket




I pulled off this face/arete send, which thwarted my long ago crag partner...
Photobucket




His Norweigen family highly enjoyed the holdings of the Northern Bourbons, their time in Butte, and looking forward to their next visit.


We even bumped into some other visitin' folk--Rick and Cameron from Philipsburg:-)

4 comments:

edejom said...

Has that face/side of the arete (Joel is on it in las pic) gone yet? I know that the steep arete was in the comp, and was wondering about the left side variation on it.

TK said...

from what I know, I don't think it had been climbed yet...

edejom said...

It was a high-step, anti-barn door move(s) and then balance and crimp to the top--prolly V2/3ish

A good climb for this type of problem.

Mountain Dad said...

Jeez... Here it is December and I still haven't gotten my blog updated yet. I'm glad I stopped by though to see what you had posted.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stopover in Butte and our day in the Batholith. Finally, after our long ago days in SB I finally made it out to see what you had been bragging about. Who'd have thought that it would have taken two kids and how many years?

What a pleasure to spend a day wandering among nearly untouched rock, picking lines and giving them a shot unaware of grades or difficulties, watching our kids scramble around and find their own lines, just having a fun day in the autumn sunshine.

Thanks again for the Montana hospitality!