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Monday, June 3, 2013


So I haven't updated the blog in some time. After moving to Bozeman, I decided that the scene and development were already pretty well covered by other sources. But... following a recent trip into the Beartooths, a new area was established worthy of some spray. 

After being blown away by the amount of untouched blocs along the trail to Mystic lake, I enlisted the burl of Charlie Barron and returned a week later. 

Long story short, Charlie crushed everything he touched and established a series of problems (v5-v9) worthy of the five star designation. 

Double-Door Arete V8 on the Gatekeeper boulder. A scant five minutes from the parking lot. Directly off off the trail. 

Double-Door Arete. A scant 5 minutes from the parking lot, directly off the trail.

Breakfast of Champions V9. The send of the day involved two huge dynamic moves on a beautifully featured overhang. 

Another view of Breakfast of Champions.

Charlie after taking a scary fall (before eventually sending) Rain Dance V7, on the Thunderhead. 

Charlie cleaning of the top out of Rain Dance. Steep incut crimps, with a crux foot dyno and mantle. 

 Myself on Hyperphagia V4. A very cool roof and my sole worthwhile contribution to the send train. 

 Hyperphagia: A period of intense eating by bears prior to hibernation. 

 A little bit of scenery. 

CB Sticking the crux move of the terrific, Never Ending Summer V5.

Finally, Charlie feeling out the moves on the incredibly proud Thunderhead project. 


  1. nice find! Rain dance looks fucking awesome. So does the Thunderhead proj....more more MORE PICTURES!!