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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 19, 2010 - 02:32am PT
Sick of sutpid non climbing BS. Lets see some Big Sky State love.I haven't done much but I can't get enough.
hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Oct 19, 2010 - 04:38am PT
easy now
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Oct 19, 2010 - 08:56am PT
I appreciate it. There are some really nice 4-5 pitch routes up in the Bridgers. The good stuff is on the buttress down to the R in the photo. I only have butt shots of the climbs.
edejom

Boulder climber
Butte, America
Oct 19, 2010 - 11:26am PT
Careful, hooblie has some "Old Guard" Montanan in him and remembers the Golden Age of Big Sky climbing;-)




Somewhere on this buttress is the:

Hooven-Leo Route IV, 5.9-5.10
This is the obvious line on the West face of Eeny that has a wide crack (almost off-width size). Two and a half pitches of up to 5.9 climbing leads to a section that leads right and up into some "hard climbing". This is about all that is remembered about the climb. FA Aug. 1979

from: Alpine Rock and Ice Guide to Southwest and Central Montana/ Ron Brunckhorst 2000





It looks like a great line with an awesome crack at the bottom--do you remember anything more about this climb hooblie? My guess is that Ron just contacted Brian about it...
BMartin

Ice climber
Bozeman, MT
Oct 19, 2010 - 11:42am PT
Spare Rib
Bschmitz

Ice climber
pdx
Oct 19, 2010 - 12:20pm PT

the wonderfully easy skyline buttress

so good, I wish it came in every year
socialclimber

Mountain climber
CA
Oct 19, 2010 - 12:23pm PT
Great, now I want to climb in Montana today... except I am in California...

Thanks for the excellent pics!

Charles
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Oct 19, 2010 - 12:26pm PT





I appreciate Montana climbing
hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Oct 19, 2010 - 01:11pm PT
ya, i remember a barrel on my back. post holing crotch deep breakable crust
with a layer of void and blocky talus beneath. every other hole didn't break.

or so you thought till you stood up and gawked,
then got dropped through a trap door.

and i remember two ice water runnels, one for each armpit.
and sneaking up on a gob of elk. that was the good part.

that pic would have stumped me. it was B.O. Leo's baby.
we wrapped both sides of a south buttress, starting on the west.

there's a sliver of stone up there, a 4' slender torre,
i coveted that thing ... to mark my grave.

turns out, didn't need it

~~~

nothing will be lost in terms of adventure
if you set out to follow that book's description.

West face of Eeny ... who comes up with this stuff?
1979, that much i'll vouch for
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Oct 19, 2010 - 01:24pm PT





TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Oct 19, 2010 - 01:31pm PT
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Oct 19, 2010 - 01:36pm PT
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Oct 19, 2010 - 01:43pm PT
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Oct 19, 2010 - 01:45pm PT
hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Oct 19, 2010 - 01:51pm PT
time for a manicure?
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Oct 19, 2010 - 02:08pm PT
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Oct 19, 2010 - 03:20pm PT
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Oct 19, 2010 - 04:12pm PT
from big to small...wish I could climb em all!

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 19, 2010 - 05:16pm PT
dig the dreamy shot


and the manicure crack, well sh#t, that's just stylin.
martygarrison

Trad climber
The Great North these days......
Oct 19, 2010 - 05:22pm PT
Stone Hill is a place worth spending a couple of days! I actually saw it in the early 80's driving to BC and thought it was a road cut. I ended up spending a week exploring and climbing a ton of stuff.
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