Legacy (5.7, 850′) – Tobacco Root Mountains, MT

After our big push on the Upper Doublet, we needed a day or two to rest and recuperate. With our week of alpine climbing nearing its end, we wanted to get one more climb in. Both of us agreed it shouldn't be anything too crazy, as our minds and bodies were still feeling strained. We … Continue reading Legacy (5.7, 850′) – Tobacco Root Mountains, MT

The EZ Route (5.9R, 900′) – Beartooth Mountains, MT

After taking a rest day, we continued our week of alpine climbing by heading over to the Beartooth Mountains near Roscoe, MT. This mountain range offers much in the way of climbing, but beta is scarce and sometimes inaccurate. In other words, you need to be prepared for an adventure. Earlier this year, Sarah discovered … Continue reading The EZ Route (5.9R, 900′) – Beartooth Mountains, MT

Direct West Arete (5.7, 850′) – Crazy Mountains, MT

Starting on 8/21/17, we were fortunate enough to have an entire week off from work. It fell during the peak period of our training cycle, which was perfect! Including weekends, we had 9 days to climb as much as our bodies and minds could handle. We decided to start with the Direct West Arete of … Continue reading Direct West Arete (5.7, 850′) – Crazy Mountains, MT

White Crystals Crack (5.7, 600′) – Beehive Basin, MT

On our trip up to Beehive Peak a few weeks ago, Sarah and I hiked by a really cool formation and decided we wanted to climb it at some point. The only information I could find was that it was called the Prow, and it had a single route on it: White Crystals Crack. The … Continue reading White Crystals Crack (5.7, 600′) – Beehive Basin, MT

The Original Route (5.10, 700′) – Beehive Peak, MT

This past weekend, Sarah and I got on the hardest alpine climb we've done yet: The Original Route (aka Javaman, 5.10, 5 pitches, 700'), on the south face of Beehive Peak near Big Sky, MT. After failing in the Bridgers the week before, we were both feeling a bit down, but still wanted to get … Continue reading The Original Route (5.10, 700′) – Beehive Peak, MT

Sacred Hunting Grounds (5.9+, ~550′) – Bridger Mountains, MT

On Independence Day, Sarah and I decided to try Sacred Hunting Grounds, a climb up the Red Cloud wall of the Bridger Mountains. It's close to home, allowing a fairly casual day trip. On the drive out, we were in lots holiday traffic, and we wondered if there would be any parking left at the … Continue reading Sacred Hunting Grounds (5.9+, ~550′) – Bridger Mountains, MT