A few weeks ago, one of the guys hatched a plan to go enjoy a day of climbing on a 500 foot tall granite spire near Butte, Montana. As the weekend neared, a fall storm rolled through Southwest Montana and dumped a few inches of wet September snow. Stoke was high as we geared up the night before and drove out; we were all prepared for some good 'ol fashioned second class fun. Surprisingly, we were not the only folks out that day and two other parties were on the trail before us. One (smart) party turned around as soon as they finished the four mile approach and saw the ice covered route. The other managed to top out (via Mutt and Jeff) by 1 pm with a 4 am start (brrrrrrr!). As the day drew on, the highs never passed 40 and the wind gusts approached 40. Because of this, the camera rarely made an appearance during the second half of the climb. All together, it was a good time had by some rookies trying to film their fun.
Hope you all enjoy our video!
We climbed up the classic first pitch of the West face and then continued up The Scrooge.