Trip Report
A Day in MT: The Wedge, Humbug Spires
Thursday October 17, 2013 7:44pm
On The Wedge <br/>
Taken by Seth Langbauer
On The Wedge
Taken by Seth Langbauer
Credit: Aki J
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!

https://vimeo.com/77167744

We climbed up the classic first pitch of the West face and then continued up The Scrooge.

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Aki J
About the Author
Aki J is a trad climber from Placerville, CA going to school in Bozeman, MT.

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wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
  Oct 17, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
Montana climbing is underated.Nice Video.

Looks just like the dacks to me. Good job.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Oct 17, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
Nice Tr, I have always wanted it hit the humbugs !!!!
Thanks!!!
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Oct 17, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
Nice work boys! Way to get after it!

Nice lil vid. Keep em coming!

Scott
A-Train

climber
  Oct 17, 2013 - 08:37pm PT
Aki! Nice to see you out putting your talent to work. Now, when are you headed down to Colorado so I can throw you on the Eldo testpieces? I believe the Jules Verne/Naked Edge link-up has your name written all over it.
Aki J

Trad climber
Placerville, CA
Author's Reply  Oct 17, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
A-Train... Is this Adam?
Leggs

Sport climber
Made in California
  Oct 17, 2013 - 08:58pm PT
Sweet vid.
Thanks for sharing!

(now I'm cold for some reason)


~desert dweller
johntp

Trad climber
socal
  Oct 17, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
I miss Montucky. Thanks for the TR
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
  Oct 17, 2013 - 11:52pm PT
3-7-77

Ha ha.

WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
  Oct 18, 2013 - 12:20am PT
Great fun, The Wedge is.

Nice day, congrats on a great top out!
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