Trip Report
Grapevine, Grindhouse & Sally (Backwaters Bouldering, MT)
Tuesday March 10, 2009 1:36pm
More fun out in the backwaters



Pat on the FA of Grapevine




Grape Slab






The Grindhouse Project

The brother got through with a slight 'diet', soon to go...more pads and psyche is needed as the crux is pretty weird to spot...











Sally



Hope y'all have been getting out too...

Cheers,

Tom

more at http://boulderbatholith.blogspot.com/

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TKingsbury
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TKingsbury is a trad climber from MT.

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P.Kingsbury

Trad climber
the jeep
  Mar 10, 2009 - 01:58pm PT
that was a fun day!

tryin' to recruit an army for the grindhouse....that exit is SCARY!! more pads/ spotters needed as the ground is a good 12-15' below the lip....

cheers,

patrick
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Mar 10, 2009 - 02:54pm PT
Cool video about the Boulder Batholith and its history and role in mining on this page:

http://www.thisisbozeman.com/#top

bottom right corner called

"Butte, Montana: A Mile High, A Mile Deep"


I've heard an addition to that phrase/motto:

Butte, Montana: A Mile High, A Mile Deep.....and on the level
Jeremy

climber
  Mar 10, 2009 - 02:58pm PT
YOU GUYS RULE!!!!

Thanks for the pics!!!!!!!!!

Got my psyched to hit up some new problems I cleaned out here in Albuquerque!!!!!

WOOOP!!!!!!

Jeremy
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Mar 10, 2009 - 04:37pm PT
Thanks Jeremy! Hopefully you'll post some pics up!


There's rock in these hills...

This zone has yielded a great amount so far...lots more to do though...it's about 1/2 mile from the hill in the foreground to the gully in the background...
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Mar 10, 2009 - 04:39pm PT
I'm really starting to hate how much climbing you guys get in.







rawk on
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Mar 10, 2009 - 04:47pm PT
It's a hard life to be sure munge ;-)
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
  Mar 10, 2009 - 04:53pm PT
Damn, there sure is a lot of bouldering out there.

Grape Slab looks especially sweet to me (I'm not much into those inverted o/w thangs).
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Mar 10, 2009 - 05:04pm PT
Do you have a pocket in your pads to hold the bear spray?
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Mar 10, 2009 - 05:07pm PT
Thanks Blue, climbing of all styles to be had out there it seems...The OWs have been getting alot of attention from us though...

It's fun to go out to these zones with new people...many different ideas and eyes scanning the rocks makes for problems I don't even consider...Y'all need to motivate out here and give us some input :)

just to the left of 'Sally' is a good looking mantel problem...campus up to that dark blob and pull over...


EDIT:

Do you have a pocket in your pads to hold the bear spray?

Not too many bears to worry about in this area...big cats are more on my mind than anything...though I've yet to have an encounter...
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
  Mar 10, 2009 - 05:51pm PT
Keep the cat talk on the down low, guys. Lyddie had a traumatic cat incident when she was one that has since been forgotten.

knott photoshopped (but taxidermized).
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
  Mar 10, 2009 - 07:50pm PT
you guys have a great thing going on and "backwaters" i take to be code for fully blessed to be right here, right now with these buddies in these crags. that ow wrestling match on that gritty stuff is only for the truly inspired, driven and gifted. in my day i threw myself under every roofy grotto i found and the exuberance blinded me one time to the "paddle cactus" prickly pear that i plopped myself down onto for the start. it was a long hike back the to mouth of the clark's fork (of the yellowstone) holding my carhart's off my cheek full of needles. want to thank mojede for his comments about the passing of rob hart, good friend.(more soon) your thread is what led me into supertopo from a basic google search on rob and i'm thrilled to see so many old friends on this site. montana day's meant a lot to me and appearantly donini too, as he named his daughter Montana the night before we scaled some cliff in leavenworth. i guess he'd know the date...Jim?
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Mar 10, 2009 - 08:39pm PT
Thanks hooblie!

Looking forward to seeing your posts, always interested in hearing about the MT climbing. You might cause a stir with talk of the Clarks though :) Though I'd still like read about it!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Mar 10, 2009 - 10:15pm PT
Hooblie I named my son Montana. You can't not like places that have grizzlies, wolves and wolverines in sufficient numbers that they are not endangered. 147,000 sq. miles and less than a million people- you have to like that. Just a little to far north for me at this stage in my life.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Mar 10, 2009 - 10:22pm PT
Who did you guys pleasure in another life, to keep getting all those goodies in this one?

Or, is it just map skills, cooperation, and patience?
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
  Mar 10, 2009 - 10:51pm PT
Location, location, location...



edit: The 3 most important things in life to remember.
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Mar 10, 2009 - 10:52pm PT
I think it's more a matter of population and that the larger more obvious formations were the objectives BITD...there seems to be still a good amount of bouldering and shorter single pitch stuff if you're willing to explore. I do have to say I'm always pleasantly surprised in what we ind out there....

Working in GIS helps though...
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
  Mar 10, 2009 - 11:01pm PT
Bruthas- I have lurked through probably all your bouldering posts and while this one maybe isn't the raddest, it's the one i finally respond to!!!
There's nothing quite like exploring for boulders in the woods- and finding gems. What a great lifestyle it is, living close to so much rock, with new stuff waiting around every bend.
It was a major part of my trip living in Prescott and I miss it!

I'll probably go back to lurk mode, but just wanted to let you and your gang know I dig how y'all do it. Good on ya, dudes!
jefe
P.Kingsbury

Trad climber
the jeep
  Mar 14, 2009 - 03:41am PT
bump for the butte mission in the morning!!!

think we're doing the roped thing though...aka simul?-soloing hahahahaha
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Author's Reply  Mar 14, 2009 - 09:54am PT
Thanks jefe! Glad to hear that you're enjoying the posts!


I hope Pat got some sleep...I'm gonna be going to pick him up here pretty soon...
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