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Oct 14, 2013
Indian Creek Climbing
Planning a trip to Hyalite over Thanksgiving for this year. We have a 5 year old who climbs ice with us, but can't quite do the long approaches yet.

What areas/walls would you recommend with single pitch climbing, good ice at this time of year, and relatively short approaches.

Activities in town you would recommend for a family who has not visited Bozeman before would also be appreciated.

We have a hotel booked but would welcome other ideas.

Thanks for the advice.
coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
545 points
Oct 14, 2013
The hostel in town is a pretty sweet place.

Genisis 1 (G1) is a cool place, good steep ice really close to the parking lot. up from there is G2 which is also fun.

G1 is a busy place with tons of TRs up usually.
Alex Banas
From CO
Joined May 22, 2010
18 points
Oct 14, 2013
Moss
With a 5 year old in tow, don't miss the Museum of the Rockies on a rest day. Also, Bozeman Hot Springs for after climbing soaking. Jason Todd
From Cody, WY
Joined Apr 21, 2012
506 points
Oct 14, 2013
Indian Creek Climbing
Thanks for the beta.

On a normal year is there plenty of ice to climb at the end of November?
coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
545 points
Oct 14, 2013
The Amphitheater is also a pretty easy approach. Less steep of a trail than G1. The conditions up there are starting to look real promising. Lots of water and nice cold evenings. We saw a bunch of ice starting to form on the 4th. Dobson
From Butte, MT
Joined Oct 20, 2011
187 points
Oct 15, 2013
People are already climbing ice from what I have heard.
check out G1, tree clump gully lower green sleeves and willow. They are all on the same wall (not necessarily in that order).
At the amphitheater there is "slim chance" and "fat chance" both WI3. "Stitch back" (I dont know if this one has a walk around) at the far end WI3 as well. Switch back may need to be lead.

all of those I listed have a walk around for a toprop set up if you dont want to lead. Bring slings/cord for trees, besides 1 bolted anchor on the left side of G1 every thing is tree anchors.
By November there usually is a abundance of slings and quick links over most routs.
Jeff J
From Bozeman
Joined Sep 15, 2010
108 points
Oct 16, 2013
prindle
if G1 is busy lower greensleeves is about 150m farther up the same wall and is much less busy.

If you hit some cold or wet weather Spire has nice indoor climbing. Downtown Bozo is also very nice.
Seth Kane
From Bozeman, Montana
Joined Sep 22, 2013
74 points
Oct 16, 2013
Indian Creek Climbing
Thanks everyone, any food/restaurant recommendations? coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
545 points
Oct 16, 2013
coop wrote:
Thanks everyone, any food/restaurant recommendations?


For wraps check out La Parrilla.

For Bergers check out Ale Works, The Garage (Kid friendly) spectaters bar and grill, Old Chicago,

Italian, Jonney Carinoes,

Pizza, Culumbo's, Audry's, McKenzie River.

Mediterranean there is Zs.

Mexican- Guadalajara, Casa Sanchez, Santa Fe Reds.
Jeff J
From Bozeman
Joined Sep 15, 2010
108 points
Oct 20, 2013
Ancient Art, UT
Jeff J wrote:
People are already climbing ice from what I have heard.


Is this true?!?!
danny m
From All over
Joined Oct 6, 2009
151 points
Oct 20, 2013
danny m wrote:
Is this true?!?!


Climbed today. Thin but fun. The warm weather coming up won't help anything, though.
Dobson
From Butte, MT
Joined Oct 20, 2011
187 points
Oct 21, 2013
danny m wrote:
Is this true?!?!



Yep,
Stubbies and petons from what I have heard, Iam still rock climbing so I have not had a chance to run up hyalite for me self yet. But just listing to the local banter there had been a few making it up ice already.

I know last year I climbed twin falls (hyalite) on October 1st 2012 and it was pretty well in.
Jeff J
From Bozeman
Joined Sep 15, 2010
108 points
Oct 22, 2013
Ancient Art, UT
Thanks for the beta guys. danny m
From All over
Joined Oct 6, 2009
151 points
Oct 22, 2013
Indian Creek Climbing
Only a few weeks left until Thanksgiving, can't wait to check it out coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
545 points
Oct 22, 2013
The cold snap starting monday should help... kevino
Joined Sep 12, 2008
0 points
Nov 18, 2013
Indian Creek Climbing
How are things looking in Hyalite? coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
545 points
Nov 18, 2013
Lots of stuff is in right now. Genesis is plenty nice, Greensleeves too. Heck, Winter Dance was climbed yesterday.

The Amphitheater was looking anemic, but the climbs above it are happy. Champagne is good and the approach is still short with the East Fork road being passable.
Dobson
From Butte, MT
Joined Oct 20, 2011
187 points
Nov 18, 2013
is it worth the drive from NM right now with the small amount climbs in?
I have 10 days off starting tomorrow...any thoughts?
Thanks,
L.
perropirana
Joined Nov 1, 2008
28 points
Nov 18, 2013
Last Pitch on Baxter's
coop wrote:
Thanks everyone, any food/restaurant recommendations?


La Tinga. Really good tacos.
andyedwards
From Jackson, WY
Joined Aug 19, 2009
203 points
Nov 18, 2013
perropirana wrote:
is it worth the drive from NM right now with the small amount climbs in? I have 10 days off starting tomorrow...any thoughts? Thanks, L.


It would depend on what you want to climb. Right now, there are more interesting rare-ish climbs in than I can do by getting out there a couple days a week. If you just want to climb fatty classics low in the canyon, I'd suggest waiting.

On my current list:
Zach Attack
Upper Mummy
Bobo Like
Flanders Cirque
Good Looking One
Asteroid
Mixed stuff behind Killer Pillar
See what Avy Gulch looks like
And so on...

Each one of those is a day of climbing, so plenty to keep busy. Lots of hard ones out there that I can't climb, too.
Dobson
From Butte, MT
Joined Oct 20, 2011
187 points
Nov 18, 2013
sweet! i am up for exploring... perropirana
Joined Nov 1, 2008
28 points
Nov 19, 2013
Indian Creek Climbing
Anyone have recent pictures of Genesis and Greensleeves? Trying to decide if the drive is worth it from Colorado. coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
545 points
Nov 19, 2013
Humboldt Bouldering
Coop, G1 and G2 along with Greensleeves are in! Some of the local climbing blogs may have some shots Josh Kornish
From Missoula, MT
Joined Sep 16, 2009
478 points
Nov 20, 2013
prindle
not the best shot but, G2 as of Sunday:


the far left and right pillars on g1 are both leadable and not at all sketchy, with the central pillar just touching down as of Tuesday morning, probably TR-able by now. As of Sunday, Greensleves was climbable but thin.

Hangover is also pretty well in up to the 25m rappel station with the higher step being a little thin.
Seth Kane
From Bozeman, Montana
Joined Sep 22, 2013
74 points
Nov 20, 2013
Dobson wrote:
It would depend on what you want to climb. Right now, there are more interesting rare-ish climbs in than I can do by getting out there a couple days a week. If you just want to climb fatty classics low in the canyon, I'd suggest waiting. On my current list: Zach Attack Upper Mummy Bobo Like Flanders Cirque Good Looking One Asteroid Mixed stuff behind Killer Pillar See what Avy Gulch looks like And so on... Each one of those is a day of climbing, so plenty to keep busy. Lots of hard ones out there that I can't climb, too.

Can you clarify...is avy gulch in?
kevino
Joined Sep 12, 2008
0 points
Nov 20, 2013
Avy Gulch was climbed a few weeks ago, but I haven't been up there this season yet. It's never a wasted trip. Dobson
From Butte, MT
Joined Oct 20, 2011
187 points


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