On Saturday, the brotherman made the drive over from ID to meet me in Butte and attack some new OWs we've discovered over the summer...
First off was a tour of the established routes in the Hideout Ridge area and bring him to this overhanging OW/squeeze thing I scoped a few weeks back. After a brief warmup we dug in and Pat onsighted the rig! Pretty rad and very 'blue collar'...the unprotected crux is wild: sideways chicken wings/side winding to get up into the squeeze. Proud.
After the grueling session, we went for a short walk about and headed back to the trailer...but not before finding another few crazy looking problems...one thing looks like taxman but twice or three times the size and at a 45 instead on horizontal...crazy!
Taxman in Ved
The following day we headed back out to the Blue-bro proj area...but not after a bit of scoping and coffee.
At the blue-bro area I jumped on a route that now is 'my project'...heh. A pivot in the sky...climbing strange jumbles to reach a pair of cheeks 25' up...quite the pivot up there! Felt good, I almost have it worked out...falling at the anchors...taking inverted falls is kinda interesting!
Cheeks in the Sky
We then put in a session on the blue-bro project...still waiting for a send, but Pat was super close!..Hutch put in some TR anchors and would make for great training! Hoping to get out that way again before the snow takes over the CDT...
Overall a great weekend, and super fun to be climbing with the brother again!
On a side note, I entered a t-shirt design contest over at Northern Lights(a local gear shop)....do me a favor: follow the link and vote?
This was my design...A favorite tower out in the Humbugs...