Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Getting Isolated

It seems that a good sign of spring in the Boulder Batholith is when the Isolated Boulders come into season. Set up against McClusky, this area, though it's great for spring, it typically holds more snow than the Trailers and the Desert. April is usually when folks are able to head in without trouble.

Midweek I was able to get out for an afternoon session with Odenbeck, Whitmore, and Conrad. It was great to get out and fun to show Conrad some of the lesser known areas...some of the local gems may actually work their way into the design for the next Bozeman Boulder. A super fun day for sure, hopefully I can start to get out more during the week...

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Thin

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Knobbage Slabbage

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New one

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Down Climb

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arete

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'Don't Rip me Off'

Saturday, Kalah and I loaded up the trailer and headed out to meet Dom and many others to celebrate his birthday. A great weekend for it too, great weather, BBQ, keg of beer and lots of great folks! We ended up exploring a new stretch of woods southeast of the Lower Isolated Boulders for the majority of the day...

New ones
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Back at the trailer we met up with Emily, P.Wolfe, and Ari and headed upto the Upper Isolated for an evening session. For more pics check out Emily's blog.

Hopefully this is a sign of things to come...looking forward to moving higher in the hills...


Cheers!

4 comments:

The said...

Absolutely Radical Post! Looks like you found a couple really nice new ones too.

Daniel Madson said...

Dude these boulders are where its at. You wouldn't want to put them in MountianProject would you? I might be around this summer. Cheers!

TK said...

Thanks Daniel. While these areas probably aren't 'ready' for MP, let us know if/when you make it up and we'll take you to whatever you want to check out.

Cheers!

awhit said...

Good Weekend...oh and Tom; On Sunday Fruh, Z and I cleaned-up and readied a real dandy in between the Lower and Upper Isos. Read: compact, smooth!, super-highball.