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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

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V2-3 5+ (9)

Boulder, 15'

NY : The Gunks : ... : Outbreak Area

Aug 7, 2011

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Outbreak Area

NY : The Gunks : Peterskill Bouldering

Aug 7, 2011

Peterskill Bouldering

NY : The Gunks

Aug 7, 2011

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Mt. Cowan and the pot hole lake below. The standard route starts in the gully to the left, then exits right and about half way on to the face, where there will be lots of cairns. The West Ridge is fun too, and can be climbed b avoiding the major difficulties at 5.3-ish

Mt. Cowan and the pot hole lake below. The standard route starts in the gully to the left, then exits right and about half way on to the face, where there will be lots of cairns. The West Ridge is fun

MT : Paradise Valley : Cowen Cirque

Jul 28, 2013

The gully you need to climb to get up to Mt. Cowen is to the right of the falls. Photo taken from South shore of Elbow Lake. Montana Centennial Route is at the right edge of the photo

The gully you need to climb to get up to Mt. Cowen is to the right of the falls. Photo taken from South shore of Elbow Lake. Montana Centennial Route is at the right edge of the photo

MT : Paradise Valley : Cowen Cirque

Jun 27, 2013

Not the best picture, but use all of the really chalked holds.

Not the best picture, but use all of the really chalked holds.

NY : The Gunks : ... : VD (V2-3)

Aug 7, 2011

Many more problems in the V0-V2 range.  Unfortunately some of the holds on this boulder seem to be permanently wet.

Many more problems in the V0-V2 range. Unfortunately some of the holds on this boulder seem to be permanently wet.

NY : The Gunks : ... : Outbreak Area

Aug 7, 2011

Problems in the corridor.  Everything on here is V0 or V1.  Make up your own problems and eliminates.

Problems in the corridor. Everything on here is V0 or V1. Make up your own problems and eliminates.

NY : The Gunks : ... : Outbreak Area

Aug 7, 2011

Northwest Arete of the Outbreak Boulder.  There are many hard climbs on the overhanging face on the North side of the boulder.

Northwest Arete of the Outbreak Boulder. There are many hard climbs on the overhanging face on the North side of the boulder.

NY : The Gunks : ... : Outbreak Area

Aug 7, 2011

The Outbreak boulder on the right, and the corridor formed with its neighbor on the left.

The Outbreak boulder on the right, and the corridor formed with its neighbor on the left.

NY : The Gunks : ... : Outbreak Area

Aug 7, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : Fish Face : Guppy Roof (5.10+)
By: IJMayer When: Sep 8, 2014

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Comments: The climbing up to the roof on the arete is great! A little loose and protected with some small nuts (definitely a theme on this route). One big move through the roof, and a tough move or two immediately after. Then continue up on funky gallatin canyon cracks to top. I placed a directional and belayed off the bolts to the left. Rapped from bolts with rings. Great route! Sunny in the afternoon


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : Skyline Buttress : Skyline Arete (5.6)
By: IJMayer When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: Southwest Montana Climber's Coalition and Montana Conservation Corps worked on the descent trail for the Arete this past weekend. When you top out the climb, walk east (uphill) until you get to another small cliff on your left (just past the eastern most part of the Skyline Buttress). From here, parties USED to turn right (south) and hug the skyline buttress and descend down an awful sandy scree path. INSTEAD, continue east for just 100 feet more and see a new trail on your right (south) that w... more >>


Location: MT : Blodgett Canyon
By: IJMayer When: May 15, 2014

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Comments: Camping note: Free!. The limit is 5 days. There are a few, but not a lot of campsites, so either plan on driving another half hour to Lost Horse (and have directions), or be prepared to camp .5 miles in any direction from the campground. The water pump at this campground is not in service, so bring a filter or bring some bigger re-usable water containers. If you're there for a while you can fill up in Hamilton. Just be nice and ask!

And that boulder is rad. Although I think the description of t... more >>


Location: MT : Blodgett Canyon : Drip Buttress : Standard Route (5.9+)
By: IJMayer When: May 15, 2014

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Comments: This route was SUPER FUN!, but not as straightforward, or as solid as Shoshone S Face.
1st, the corner moves above the 1st fixed anchor. The crack is not harder than 5.9, but it's not straightforward for gear or climbing.
2nd, a broken corner about 60 feet above the described p2 anchor. The broken corner starts with a clean crack, but it quickly peters out into choss.
3rd, a lot of loose rock on the chimney. Think about rockfall when placing that belay.
4th, the descent was intimidating. We are... more >>


Location: MT : Blodgett Canyon : Shoshone Spire : Shoshone South Face (5.9)
By: IJMayer When: May 15, 2014

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Comments: Some lessons learned:

1 Don't cross the creek too early. Best to find a crossing that leads to a direct shot up the talus to where you need to go.

2. Scout out the shortcut/walk off to/from the lunch ledge. It was really hard to find for us and we ended up rappelling.

3. The descriptions we had for the start were vague but there were a lot of options. The whole route is pretty vague, except for the start from the lunch ledge where there is fixed gear. But go with your hunch, it's all good.


Location: NY : The Gunks : Peterskill Bouldering
By: IJMayer When: Nov 14, 2013

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Comments: Yep feel free to change anything you want! I lost the guidebook and didn't have the exact names. I also don't live there anymore (I miss it dearly).


Location: MT : Bridger Range : Ross Peak : The Fellowship (5.10c PG13)
By: IJMayer When: Jul 25, 2013

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Comments: P1 - awesome and technical! Fun moves! #1 helps down low.
P2 - run out to 1st bolt on easy terrain, same with 2nd bolt. Pretty short.
P3 - didn't even see the bolt. #1&2 cams for the 5.6 crack. Be very careful, it's loose.
P4 - fun! Similar to p1 but easier.
P5 - fun! Similar to p1 but easier.
P6 - pretty heady, but maybe it's because I was getting a little tired. Don't be afraid to head up the broken tower 2 bolts before the anchor, it's fun!
P7 - go straight up. My 60m just m... more >>


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon : Gallatin Tower : Orange Crack (5.11) : Photo
By: IJMayer When: Jul 14, 2013

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Comments: Once the angle eases off (in the picture this is the 2nd time the orange line zags right), move back left towards the center of the photo, aiming for a short chimney section


Location: MT : Hyalite Canyon : Practice Rock : Cardiac Bypass (5.10b)
By: IJMayer When: Jun 14, 2013

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Comments: can you add the route description for the spiral? does the spiral go up the pinnacle?


Location: MT : Gallatin Canyon
By: IJMayer When: Jun 14, 2013

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Comments: Looking for a partner for Gallatin Canyon. This might be appropriate for the forums, but I'm hoping for quick responses. I'm psyched for anything 5.10d and easier trad. Personal message me if you're also looking for a partner!


Location: MT : Paradise Valley : Cowen Cirque
By: IJMayer When: Jun 2, 2013

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Comments: Could anyone provide a vague idea of when the routes on Mt. Cowen would be dry? Hoping to do the standard route and the West Ridge of Mt. Cowen thus summer.


Location: MT : East Rosebud Lake : The Ramp (5.7)
By: IJMayer When: Jan 11, 2013

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Comments: How long were the pitches and how sustained were the cracks? Did you really need triples?


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : c. Frog's Head - the Arch : Jean (5.9+)
By: IJMayer When: Aug 4, 2011

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Comments: I just tried this tonight in the dark and took the whipper! The roof is reachy for me at 5'5", but I probably missed a foothold..


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : b. Gelsa to Moe (closure) : Roseland (5.9) : Photo
By: IJMayer When: Apr 1, 2011

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Comments: in sneakers.. haha! nice!


Location: NY : The Gunks : Peterskill : Scrotum Pole/Drive in Area : Cool Hand Luke (5.6 PG13)
By: IJMayer When: Mar 25, 2011

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Comments: probably PG


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