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Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2008 - 02:31pm PT
Pat on Recoil, The Bullet Boulder:


Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2008 - 02:37pm PT
Tom enjoying a snack:



AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jun 20, 2008 - 02:42pm PT
I did a few routes in Blodgett 20+ years ago and found lots of fun and excitement. The Afterburner had its moments, not so much on the 5.10 crux but on the runout 5.9+ to get up it. Want to go back someday.
Missoula is kind of out of place, more like a liberal California town surrounded by redneck conservatism. Course most of Alberta is as far right as Montana and we know how to 4WD too!
Crimpergirl

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Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 20, 2008 - 02:47pm PT
Wow - beautiful stuff. Thanks for posting it -
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2008 - 02:51pm PT
Saturday was a big day.
After a bunch of bouldering in the morning, plus some routes...
We headed to camp for a break and saw this fellow along the way:


goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Jun 20, 2008 - 02:55pm PT
WHOA!
That's a good one.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Jun 20, 2008 - 03:22pm PT
Hi back atcha Mr. T. So, tell me, did ST's most famous detective solve any mysteries while on sabbatical? lrl
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 20, 2008 - 03:28pm PT
Nothing like the beautiful Great Gray owl.

I've seen a few in Yellowstone, what a beautiful bird!
I'm also quite amazed it was out in broad daylight.
I thought they were more nocturnal beings.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jun 20, 2008 - 05:00pm PT
Nice pix. The horse is really cool. And America needs more chubby Vikings dressed in orange and cowboys dressed in pink.

Sorry bout the Prius.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2008 - 06:48pm PT
The afternoon bouldering session on Saturday, day one of the gathering, took place in a beautiful kletter garden.
It was a lush amphitheater rimmed with dark granite boulders and sinewy aspen.






Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2008 - 07:02pm PT
The coolest event of the day, for me, was this ascent of "The Tominator".
A large granite egg sheathed in coarse black granite; this thing required a powerful entry and committing follow-through.




The ground sloped down away from the base at quite an angle as Mr. Kingsbury "Tominated" the conclusion of the the problem...


Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2008 - 07:13pm PT
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Jun 20, 2008 - 07:24pm PT
Nice report T.

Looks more like Kentucky from that last picture, though... :-)
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2008 - 07:35pm PT
That's Montucky to you sir!
Saddle Up...
Anastasia

climber
Not here
Jun 20, 2008 - 07:47pm PT
Laughing...
Thanks Tarbuster! This is a great TR. I am eating my popcorn and loving the show. Thank you for sharing!

On a side note... This popcorn was made by green energy. I didn't need to use the microwave, I just left the bag outside and it popped like a chinese firecracker. It is one mighty heat wave happening in Northridge.

AF
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Jun 20, 2008 - 08:15pm PT
That's a group picture of people that bring your blood pressure down just by looking at them!

I Like your "sinewy aspen" description... My granddaughter's name is Aspen Alleshannah (middle name means dancing girl ...like the Aspen's dance in the breeze.. and she is sinewy)

Friday nite and off to La Jolla.

Super Great Thread Maestro Tbuster.
L

climber
A rubber raft in a sea of sharp teeth...
Jun 20, 2008 - 08:45pm PT
Heeeeey Tar--welcome home!

As usual, those photos of yours are awesome! (Got to admit...the owl was my favorite. You just don't see those guys much during the day.)

What a great looking group of people to party with...and in such a gorgeous place, too. Thanks for the sneak-preview...



Now tell me the truth: Did you just happen to get the Tominator?
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2008 - 09:46pm PT
No L,
I didn't attempt the top out (or the mid-section) of the Tominator...
(I provided a crucial and hefty dosing of moral support, heh, heh)

Big party happened Saturday night!
Here's the abridged version, complete with Tarbuster Look-Alike Contest:

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2008 - 09:49pm PT
Sunday morning, at the crack of 10 o'clock,
We headed out to The Wedge for some old-dad-out-to-pasture loping:


(photo from the earlier thread)


Our line was a spiffy 5.8 called "Mutt and Jeff".
The climb was a nice, solid, thick grained white high country granite:

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2008 - 09:53pm PT



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