Splitboard.com Forums

The World's first exclusive splitboard discussion forums






It is currently Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:38 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Blackmore
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:46 pm
Posts: 53
Location: Bozeman
I shredded off the summit of Blackmore yesterday (11/9). We wanted to ski the chutes which face Bozeman, but they weren't filled in enough... so we skied the west face... coverage was decent above tree line but watch for rocks! Once you were in tree line it was great! We had to hike for about 2 or 3 miles past Blackmore lake until we could skin. All in all.... really good conditions for early season :bananas:

have fun :headbang:

_________________
Eagles
Don't
Catch
Flies


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Blackmore
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:07 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:45 am
Posts: 804
Location: Bozeman, MT
Righteous! Thanks for the update. I think I'll be waiting until there's decent coverage before I break out my pristine new board. I'd like to get out and boot with my rock board in the next couple weeks however.

_________________
http://samh.net/snowboarding/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Blackmore
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:26 pm
Posts: 351
Location: bozeman
good to know. I was thinking about checkin out the north face this weekend but will probably wait. this is the first time in the last three seasons I haven't been able to ski the n face before halloween.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Blackmore
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:45 am
Posts: 804
Location: Bozeman, MT
Great spring skiing up there this weekend. Plenty of wetslide activity but dropping in at 9:15 am on Sunday we found the corn on the East face to be three to four inches deep and spectacular for turns.

We skinned up Saturday night (left car around 5:15pm) and camped on the NE ridge at 9,500 feet. We dug a nice little tarp platform and some snow benches if anyone wants to use them in the near future.

Image

Image

Sunday morning we skinned and booted the summit arriving around 9am. Our original objective was the North face but the summit snow was bullet proof and since we had no crampons we were unable to reach the destination couloir. We opted to ski the East face which would allow us to ski right back to our camp. We picked up our camping gear and then proceeded to ski the rest of the East face, this time off the approach saddle instead of the main peak lines.

Image

Lots of mud and water about but we were able to keep our skins on for all but about a 1/4 mile of the approach and descent.

_________________
http://samh.net/snowboarding/


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  





Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group