Category Archives: Ten Sleep

Summer Summary

This blog’s not quite dead yet.  As usual, I spent the summer climbing on ropes rather than over crash pads.  I’d like to say that’s why I don’t post, but the posts don’t seem too much more frequent during bouldering season.  Well, it may just be a quarterly blog.  Deal with it.  All 7 of you.  Here’s some photos from the last 4 months or so:

EC - Happy Colored Marbles V2, FA - Boulder River Boulders, Mile 18

EC – Happy Colored Marbles V2, FA – Boulder River Boulders, Mile 18

4th of July celebrations at Chestnut

4th of July celebrations at Chestnut

Ho - Overhangatang V5 - Hyalite Canyon

Ho – Overhangatang V5 – Hyalite Canyon

EC - Overhangatang V5 - Hyalite Canyon (photo by Ho)

EC – Overhangatang V5 – Hyalite Canyon (photo by Ho)

EC - the Gravy Train 5.12b/c - Ten Sleep Canyon (photo by Ho)
EC – the Gravy Train 5.12b/c – Ten Sleep Canyon (photo by Ho)
SHo - Soft in the Middle 5.11c - Gallatin Canyon

SHo – Soft in the Middle 5.11c – Gallatin Canyon

Leslie - the Solace of Bolted Faces 5.12a - Wild Iris

Leslie – the Solace of Bolted Faces 5.12a – Wild Iris

Chris - the Devil Wears Spurs 5.10d - Wild Iris

Chris – the Devil Wears Spurs 5.10d – Wild Iris

Leslie - Limestone Cowboy 5.12a - Wild Iris

Leslie – Limestone Cowboy 5.12a – Wild Iris

Wild Iris

Wild Iris

EC - Don't Bring Your Guns to Town 5.12c - Wild Iris (photo by Chris Ennis)

EC – Don’t Bring Your Guns to Town 5.12c – Wild Iris (photo by Chris Ennis)

Chris - High Plains Drifter 5.10c - Wild Iris

Chris – High Plains Drifter 5.10c – Wild Iris

Jess - the Terrible V7 - Leavenworth

Jess – the Terrible V7 – Leavenworth

EC - Cattleguard Arete V8 - Leavenworth

EC – Cattleguard Arete V8 – Leavenworth

EC - Andy's Arete V5 - Leavenworth

EC – Andy’s Arete V5 – Leavenworth

Peder - Crimpsqueek V7 - Leavenworth

Peder – Crimpsqueek V7 – Leavenworth

Jess - Footless Traverse V5 - Leavenworth

Jess – Footless Traverse V5 – Leavenworth

EC - WAS V8 - Leavenworth (photo by Jess Groseth)

EC – WAS V8 – Leavenworth (photo by Jess Groseth)

Peder - Premium Coffee V7 - Leavenworth

Peder – Premium Coffee V7 – Leavenworth

Peder - Premium Coffee V7 - Leavenworth

Peder – Premium Coffee V7 – Leavenworth

EC - the Beach Arete V2 - Leavenworth (photo by Jess Groseth)

EC – the Beach Arete V2 – Leavenworth (photo by Jess Groseth)

-EC

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I’m Back!

Guess what I did the other day?  Went bouldering… in Montana!  First time in many months that’s happened.  Got into the bad habit of sport climbing.  Don’t worry, I’ve just about kicked it.  An upcoming week or two at the mecca of Smith Rock ought to do the trick.  Here’s some pics from the summer of sport climbing:

Myself on Yukon Gold 5.12b @ the Fins, ID

Myself on Yukon Gold 5.12b @ the Fins, ID (photo by SHo)

SHo on Sonic Rainboom 5.12b FA @ the BBC, MT

SHo on the FA of Sonic Rainboom 5.12b @ the BBC, MT

Myself on the Great White Behemoth 5.12b @ Ten Sleep, WY

Myself on the Great White Behemoth 5.12b @ Ten Sleep, WY (photo by J-RAD)

J-RAD on Khyberspace 5.13a/b @ Ten Sleep, WY

J-RAD on Khyberspace 5.13a/b @ Ten Sleep, WY

Dusl on 2 Wycked 5.12c @ the BBC, MT

Dusl on 2 Wycked 5.12c @ the BBC, MT

Myself on Strangely Compelled 5.12a @ Ten Sleep, WY

Myself on Strangely Compelled 5.12a @ Ten Sleep, WY (photo by Leslie)

Leslie on Happiness in Slavery 5.12b @ Ten Sleep, WY

Leslie on Happiness in Slavery 5.12b @ Ten Sleep, WY

Pockets @ the Fins

Pockets @ the Fins

 

We lost a great person this summer.  This one's for you K-Bone.

We lost a great person this summer. This one’s for you K-Bone.

Since it is officially bouldering season here’s a few pics from last season to get you psyched:

Derveed on a new Sick Proj @ Whiskey.

Derveed on a new Sick Proj @ Whiskey.

Ho on the new Sick Proj @ Whiskey.

Ho on the new Sick Proj @ Whiskey.

Ho on the old Sick Proj @ Whiskey.

Ho on the old Sick Proj @ Whiskey.

I know I’ve said this before, but hopefully the posts will be slightly more frequent.

 

-EC

 

TRoots & some more Ten Sleep

A couple weekends ago I made it out to the Tobacco Roots to check out some potential boulder.  While the Pony fire was raging, I started searching for other options in the TRoots.  The best option I could find was a basin up above South Willow Creek, only a short 3 mile hike from the trailhead.  Easy, right?  While the first mile was a simple uphill hike on a trail, the last two miles was off trail and very nasty.  By the time I hit the boulders, 3 hrs later, the blue skies had turned to overcast and within another hour the clouds turned to a steady rain.  I had just enough time to explore the first boulder field before I had to hide for cover and eventually make the multi-hour trek back in the rain.  The boulders I saw looked pretty good, but I’m not sure if the hike to them was justified.  Worth another exploratory trip – but not anytime soon, too many closer areas.  I forgot my camera so here’s some iPhone photos from the day:

Note big Organic pad for scale

TRoots

The field I explored.

 

Hauled the pad around for 8 hours and didn’t even use it…

 

This last weekend I headed back to Ten Sleep to meet up with the Groseths and do some fantastic sport climbs.  They put up  some great photos and a wrote up a few of their bullet points took place while I was there.  Check it out here.  A few more photos:

Ten Sleep Saloon

Jess – Weight of the World 5.12a

 

Peder – Team Whiny Baby 5.12c/d (Peder warmed up by onsighting it…)

 

Rattlesnake!!! Yes, there’s rattlesnakes at Ten Sleep (Whiny Baby Wall)

 

EC – Cloud Peak Vista Traverse Company 5.11a

 

EC displaying perfect leg shake form on the Cloud Peak Vista Traverse Company 5.11a

 

Until next time,

EC

Ten Sleep, ‘Merica

Jess on Kyber Space 5.13b – Jess sent this a few days after I left!

Jess – Kyber Space 5.13b

Jess – Happiness in Slavery 5.12b

EC – Suck the Nipple 5.11b (Flash) (Photo by Jess)

SHo concentrating real hard while sending Center El Shinto, 5.12b

SHo – Center El Shinto 5.12b

Berkeley and Jarred hanging out at camp

Groseth’s cleaning house at the lake

Myself hitting the second dyno on Shaft’s Big Score, 5.11c/d. This was my ‘Merican flag route on the 4th of July. If you like dynos – do it! (photo by Peder)

Peder – Heart, Balls, Swagger 5.13b/c. Bizarre line… (photo by Jess)

Peder – Superfly 5.12c/d (OS). While I was there Peder systematically onsighted a 5.12+ each day we were at the Slavery roof. He onsighted the Burden of Immortality (5.12d/5.13a), Aunt Jemima’s Bisquick Thunderdome (5.12d), Crown Prince Abdullah (5.12d), and Superfly. It didn’t even look like he struggled on any of them – very impressive.

Peder – Superfly 5.12c/d

Myself flashing Moltar!!! (5.12a) (photo by Peder)

Ten Sleep

Jess flashing Napoleon’s Highchair, 5.12a/b

I’ve got a new Tobacco Root’s boulder field scoped out and if it pans out they’ll hopefully some photos early next week.  Wish me luck!

-EC