Trip Report
Batholith Bouldering, MT (Northern Bourbons part 2)
Tuesday October 7, 2008 10:08am
Another great day in the backwaters...































part 1 found here:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=686107

Cheers,

Tom



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TKingsbury
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TKingsbury is a trad climber from MT.

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mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
  Oct 7, 2008 - 10:13am PT
Good shots, Tom and crew--now that "the road" issue has been solved, time can be spent climbing more and approaching less :-)
Jeremy

climber
  Oct 7, 2008 - 12:12pm PT
TOM K = BOULDERING GANGSTA

Word to your mother!

Thanks Tom!
snakefoot

climber
Nor Cal
  Oct 7, 2008 - 02:42pm PT
get er done boys!
AWhit

Trad climber
Bozeman, MT
  Oct 7, 2008 - 10:04pm PT
rain and snow this weekend....CRAP? Does anyone know of a good political forum? Oh, I just found one called supertopo. Bitchin'
P.Kingsbury

Trad climber
the jeep
  Oct 7, 2008 - 10:26pm PT
nice shots!!!

watch out for the gollum though, he looking to steal the ring!!!!

"my precious..."

haha

cheers

patrick
Kartch

climber
belgrade, mt
  Oct 8, 2008 - 12:21am PT
Ahh, nice!
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Oct 20, 2008 - 01:35pm PT
Things are still pretty nice up towards the top of the pass...the little bit of early season snow is gone, and things still feel very comfortable...this area should be climbable for awhile longer before we're forced into the lower elevations...



















Hope you've been getting out...



mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
  Oct 20, 2008 - 01:38pm PT
Did you guys just stay in the same(ish) vicinity?
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Oct 20, 2008 - 01:42pm PT
pretty much...but we did check out some ridgeline stuff a bit further west...though it was at the end of the day. From pinecone jubilee we hiked west and upto the ridge. Some good looking stuff...but the camera was packed away at that point...maybe this weekend?
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
  Oct 20, 2008 - 01:46pm PT
I haven't seen the forecast, but am planning on getting out a little bit. Molly wanted to go yesterday, but I was recovering from a nasty 12 hour bathroom bug and couldn't even lift a pad. Happy now, though.
Mark

climber
bend, oregon
  Oct 20, 2008 - 01:52pm PT
nice pics as usual tkingsbury! nice to see andrew still cranking it down hard! miss that fella.

markd
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Oct 20, 2008 - 01:59pm PT
Thanks Mark! Andrew is keeping the motivation high, that's for sure. Always fun to climb with him.


Moj, if you get out, go scope that west ridge top...there's this south facing problem, slightly overhanging with the big patina plates sticking out...one of the more aesthetic problems I've seen out there...and just below it(northside of the ridge) is a cool double saucer with good holds on the downhill side...always something callin ya back...
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Oct 20, 2008 - 09:13pm PT
A sign that the apocalypse is upon us- burly Montana climbers using crash pads!
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Oct 21, 2008 - 12:28pm PT
I sure we would be burlier with broken ankles...


bouldering...where every fall is a ground fall
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Nov 5, 2008 - 01:10pm PT
more Bourbons action and recent activity here:

http://boulderbatholith.blogspot.com/

decided to go to a blog since climbing topics sink pretty fast here, and it's easier for those not into searching through the st to find the photos etc...

what you think?
HighGravity

Trad climber
Southern California
  Nov 5, 2008 - 02:21pm PT
Good stuff guys, keep up with the pulling!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
  Nov 5, 2008 - 04:45pm PT
Sorry Tom,
Blogs are cheating!

You must fight the good fight and like salmon swimming upstream,
Pump that goodness out right here on the taco...

Front page, front and center .......YO!!!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
  Nov 5, 2008 - 04:53pm PT
I like this one best so far.
Nice body english; you can see the torque and feel the pull!



Okay okay I'll go to your blog...
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Nov 5, 2008 - 05:05pm PT
Too funny Roy! I'll keep trying to post the pics here on the taco...but sometimes my posts sink like a stone...guess I can take a hint from your TRs and break them up a bit...


here's a few for the non clickers:









klk

Trad climber
cali
  Nov 5, 2008 - 06:50pm PT
wow, those two really steep ones look terrific.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
  Nov 5, 2008 - 07:15pm PT
"The Mothership" saucer offers a little to all.

...or whatever they are calling it.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
  Nov 5, 2008 - 09:48pm PT
Tom said:
"Too funny Roy! I'll keep trying to post the pics here on the taco...but sometimes my posts sink like a stone...guess I can take a hint from your TRs and break them up a bit... "

Quite right Mr. Kingsbury!
You must persevere to row your little boat through the scwhag & choss and continue to plant your flag on the victorious beachhead of the front page...

And yes you have to be cagey and employ tactics:

 break up your story, nice bite-size pieces, and installments or whatever…
 but don't let things go too long, in sales this is called “letting a lead go cold”
 leave room for questions; when people ask a question that bumps your thread!
 answer questions quickly, in real time if possible, keeping that personal touch (trick = biscuit)
 wait till your thread just hinges on the abyss of the second page, then post post post
 always try to nab the top of the 20 post segment: it's your ship, steady at the helm!!!

Blatant tactics to avoid:

 creating a pseudonym, or bogus avatar to bump your own show
 e-mailing buddies to help bump things, er, um this is kind of a gray area
(I’ve done it, once maybe twice, heh, but a good sport does this very sparingly, usually begging particular content)
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
  Nov 5, 2008 - 09:51pm PT
See, your question and my answers just bumped your thread.

More pictures please!
(when yer good & ready of course..)
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Nov 6, 2008 - 02:51pm PT
I must say Roy, that is some key advice...sometimes I also wonder if I should continue an older thread, or start a new one...the thought being is sometimes people don't realize new photos are being added...maybe, or they just look and don't respond...tough to get people excited about pebble wrestling I guess...

More pictures please!

Since you're twisting my arm!


Mojede getting dynamic on Lever Action
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Nov 6, 2008 - 05:27pm PT
this guy



assures me I must get on the mother ship, who am I to disagree?
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Nov 6, 2008 - 05:32pm PT
lol!

That's a good jam Jay!

A fun boulder too...you can mantle just about anywhere on it...
klk

Trad climber
cali
  Nov 6, 2008 - 08:27pm PT
dood,

we don't care if u keep adding pix or start a new thread. as long as you keep creating actual content that involves climbing and especially when it involves climbing porn. granite porn, in this case, which is especially near and dear to the heart of most cali climbers.

except for you new jack/pinnacles sickos.
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Nov 7, 2008 - 10:54am PT
Thanks klk, glad you're enjoying the backwaters action!



New one in the Druthers...





Blowboarder

Boulder climber
Back in the mix
  Nov 7, 2008 - 11:48am PT
mojede can dyno?

who new?

hi cuz!!!
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
  Nov 7, 2008 - 12:04pm PT
Hey Pasha-cuz, it's going well...and you?

I can't really dyno (nowhere to practice), but I'll jump and flail around if given the opportunity.
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Nov 7, 2008 - 12:10pm PT
So humble Hutch, I've seen you get dynamic before...but it's true that you can usually find some crazy short guy static beta on most stuff...

not Lever Action though...that'll be a good trainer
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