Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Benchlands and the Bird Beak

A bit delayed on this post, but life can move fast.  A fun albeit snowy day out in the Benchlands.


Cool to see this one go down...Kevin puts down The Bird Beak

And Ari snags the 2nd ascent shortly after!

Guy and TK worked a very long OW project and it seems to be coming together...hopefully we can get back out there soon...
The Engineer

All in all a good day out in the Benchlands. Always a joy to get out there to explore, climb, and spend time with friends.


Friday, October 30, 2015

6th Annual Butte Bouldering Bash

Year 6!!

What a great turnout and event!  Our largest turnout yet!

Gigantic thank yous to all the people who came out to participate, spectate, as well as all the volunteers and especially the sponsors.It was awesome to see so many folks out in the woods exploring the Trailer Boulders and the Druthers. A beautiful day and a great time was had, while raising funds for a great cause.

Huge! thanks to:

Organic Climbing
Mystery Ranch
Friction Labs
Montana Mountain Man
Hippy Tree
Voke Tab
Smith Optics
Spire Climbing Center
Mago Mountain Works
The North Face
Five Ten
Black Diamond
La Sportiva

Photos from J.Champion:


Men's Open tie breaker

1st place winners

2nd place winners
3rd place winners


Here's some additional pics from Instagram that were kindly tagged with #butteboulderingbash - love seeing the community posting up!

Hope to see ya next year...if not before!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Way Back

I always wanted to check a location way back in the Absrokas.  Yes it is was a long hike in but hey sometime you gotta work for the goods.  We discovered some good and some incredibly sharp (slice your hand open sharpest rock I have felt except in the Caribbean) dolomite.  Despite the long haul in there are some worthy objectives both beautiful and geometric but I think it would take awhile to suss out the good from the bloody and evil you be the judge.

They are big and mean and full of teeth

Nice little warm up.  Hard to beat the view.

A not so warm up

These blocks are little

With little moves

and not much fun



Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Summer Time Schrulpin

Some great conditions this Summer brought the crew out to some old and new goodies.

Tom and company made it out to the NoBos for a nice 25 problem circuit a couple weeks ago.

Kate cruising Blue Cadet 3

Ari enjoying some Pez

First time on an offwidth invert and Kate flashes Physical Fatness

Tom flipping though Barbarella

Gordo Direct

weeks ago Tom led us into the Single Barrels.  I was pretty excited to get out to this now seldom visited zone.  We did a couple repeats and also found a couple new ones.

Sara on a really really crimpy FA out in the Single Barrels
Kevin getting the 2nd ascent of The Obstructionist
This past weekend we got out to one of the new spots to clean up and send some of the waiting gems.  It turned out to be a very nice day with some excellent editions to this superior zone.

Sending a new one Ari got the FA.  Ari got a name for this one?
Five Points of the Pentangle FA

Kevin sending Air and Asterisms 

Sara working out the match on Air and Asterisms
Ahh yes the 11 Star Boulder
Pre-send on what would become Pegasus

Five Points of the Pentangle = Galactic Facet



Don't forget about the Bash everyone should be a great time!