Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hyalite Canyon rockaneering

Ross Lynn and I climbed a new route on the black magic wall in Hyalite Canyon, Montana. It is about 150 feet left of black magic and starts in a clean hand sized crack. The first pitch was really good solid 5.9 (in ice boots and gloves) to a single bolt belay on a ledge (back it up if you can). The second pitch goes up into the obvious chimney, I won't describe it to much but I will advise beaks for pro. It's another solid 5.9 pitch to a single bolt belay/rappel anchor. Another Hyalite classic, enjoy!

Monday, December 7, 2009

cold snap

The high today was -2 F. I waited until noon drinking yerba mate and itching to ski. I finally went out to Bridger bowl on a solo mission and skined up in the freezing fog. What I got was one of the coolest fog rainbows I have ever seen, and the skiing wasn't half bad either.