Saturday, August 30, 2008

Lolo Pass Bouldering

Today I met up with Levi, Beth, and Eric to explore the new bouldering area that Levi has been establishing over the last two years. He had told me once that it was the best place he had been bouldering, and that was saying a lot since Levi has travelled all over the US climbing. After many invites, I finally made it out and was thoroughly impressed.

1st boulder

Working the sit start

Eric dynoing for the final hold

As we rounded the ridge line, the first boulder came into view. "Holy shit." Every side was overhanging with one side having a dramatic overhang. In addition to having a perfect shape, it had features all over it. Levi had established problems ranging from V0 to project... All were of high quality.

Levi and I

Beth work a problem

Levi dynoing

Later we headed to another boulder which was also magnificent. Two usable sides; one with nice warm-ups and the other with problems ranging from V0 to V7 or so. This one was more of a high-ball boulder, towering up about 25 feet.

Many slopers

Beth traversing

Levi starting a V7

At this point we were tired and lacking many layers of skin from our fingers. The day was called leaving other boulders to be seen at another time. Time for a beer and a burger at the local back-woods bar!



Nickname unavailable said...

Three people have been developing Lolo....Levi is but one of them. Nice to see that when a buddy shows you his secret spot it shows up in a blog a couple of days later. This is the reason I cautioned Levi against taking people like you up there.

zach.radford said...

Don't be such a pussy.

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