Monday, November 28, 2011

Late November in the Trailers

Yesterday I headed out with T-willy to the Trailers for a bit of a circuit. The day was calm and sunny, it was nice to be climbing in a tshirt again. As of yesterday the Desert was dry and the Trailers are mostly dry with a light dusting in places.

Blood Feather, Dagmar's Boulder

Cobble Problem, Teardrop Boulder

We ended up climbing around 15 problems, though I only dug the camera out twice. All and all a nice day moving over warm stone.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sighting a classic--the Lowliner


A Batholith "Standard" for overnight/long-term staying in the Batholith. Tom's luck and research landed a nice vintage '67 made by Aristocrat--Shasta made a version as well during the mid-'60's though the sales (and quality?) were less...

These units were garageable with interchangeable steel rims--uber cool :-)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fall Desert Tracks

Getting out for a few moments with Ladd to test his new replacement shoes...


Final pic/climb was only send--must go back...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Narwhal

Headed out on Saturday with Odenbeck to meet up with Hutch over at Resort Rocks. I've only kicked around there a couple times, so we went on a walk about while waiting for Hutch. Some decent potential out there, and about 8 new problems...including a very nice arete that Patrick nabbed.
   We then went on the hunt for the Narwhal, a boulder that Hutch had stumbled upon a few weeks back...a truly wild feature, a large horizontal jutting roof dagger around 15' long. Something pretty unique in the land of slabs. The hike up to it was a bit long, but worth it. Currently it sits in an undeveloped zone, but as usual, the hillside is packed with fins and potential.

Music is from the new the Scott H Biram album...SHB also happens to be rolling through Missoula on the 12th to play the Palace with Joe Buck Yourself....might have to make my way over to the zoo for that one...