Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunday in the Desert

If I didn't get out it'd be 3 weeks without being in the Boulder Batholith, 3 weeks without being on real rock...all Bozeman partners were unavailable or MIA so I said f-it and went solo...While gassing up I shot a call over to Pauly in Butte, a psyched Buttian, and we ended up meeting out in the Desert....

With 3 inches of snow on the ground, but the sun shinning, Paul nor I were deterred, and we set about with a walking tour...I wasn't sure what we'd be getting on, but Paul saw the OW invert project on the BLM Boulder and suggested we work it...snowy inverts in the shade...pretty cool to meet another psyched to suffer! I busted out the Koflachs and we went to work...while it still remains a project, we both made good progress on it, and experimented a bit with one foot inverts/swing-thrus...pretty wild committing on a single heel-toe, but it may turn out to be the preferred beta for this one...

We then went down to the Bullet Boulder, Pauly made short work of 'Thug Life' and we also worked a line just right of it...save for the top-outs which were a bit too snowy...

Afterward we did a bit of driving and scoping, heading out to the Isolated Boulders to find about 4-5 inches vs the 3" in the Desert...I think it's proximity to McClusky must play into that...overall a good day and very cool to meet Paul in person.

With foretasted temps in the upper 30s and lower 40s for this week, I'm hoping most of this snow will be gone by the weekend...either way I'm sure I'll there...

Cheers,
Tom

2 comments:

edejom said...

Good on you for getting out amongst the white--the time is drawing nearer for myself...

TK said...

Should be pretty melted out by now I'm thinking...guess I'll find out Saturday...