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Missoula's Brandon Rennie climbs Special Reserve at the Northern Bourbon boulders at Homestake Pass during the Butte Bouldering Bash on Saturday.

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The world has been rather thoroughly mapped out, but that doesn't mean there is no frontier left to explore.

Take the miles and acres of boulders littering the hillsides of I-90's Homestake Pass for example. The rocks have been there for ages and are passed hundreds of times a day, but it's only been recently that rock climbers, boulderers specifically, have pushed deeper into the area's potential.

During the first of what organizers are hoping is a yearly happening on Saturday, the Butte Bouldering Bash celebrated the new climbs. By the end of the day, the muted grays of the boulders of the new


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