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Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 21, 2013 - 06:01am PT
Squamish climbing pioneer and legend, "Big Jim" turns 80 today.
He brought us such classics as Diedre, Merci Me, The Phew (which showed the way to Cruel Shoes) and countless other gems.
Still keen to share a coffee, a smoke and a story or two.
Happy Birthday Jim!

(By the way, he vehemently refused to let us throw a bash for him, so don't even think about it!)

PB
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jun 21, 2013 - 06:21am PT
so he does lurk here. Thats fantastic. Happy grand 80 Big Jim!

OK now step out of the shadows and lets hear some stories. Anybody who has seen "In the Shadow of the Chief" will know that Jim Sinclair steals the show. Best story teller in the community. Tell us the one about blowing up Belly Good Ledge with dynamite!
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Jun 21, 2013 - 06:55am PT
Happy Birthday, Jim! Thanks for your contributions to this arena we love, in that magnificent setting!!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jun 21, 2013 - 07:00am PT
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM ! ! !

It's always great to see you !
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jun 21, 2013 - 07:03am PT
Happy birthday......!!!!
mastadon

Trad climber
crack addict
Jun 21, 2013 - 07:06am PT

80th????? How can that be???? Happy B-day, you sandbagging SOB.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 21, 2013 - 07:18am PT
A couple times in the last few years I've rolled into Starbucks for a pre-climb coffee and run into Jim. I wish I was up there now and could do the same thing this morning.

Happy Birthday Jim!

David Harris
MH2

climber
Jun 21, 2013 - 08:17am PT
I saw him in the Bluffs parking a couple weeks ago. I don't know about that 80th birthday. He seems timeless. Happy everyday, Jim!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jun 21, 2013 - 08:23am PT
Happy Birthday Jim!! Thanks for all the tales!!
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Jun 21, 2013 - 09:45am PT
Happy Birthday, Jim! I'll see you soon.

Glenn
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 21, 2013 - 09:52am PT
Jim thanks so much for talking to Katie or Gwen. Not sure who got hold of you , I tried, but J and I had a great chin wag while you were out.

My mum just turned 90 two days ago so you wet, left coasties know how to tear the years off the calendar and still have a whompin' great time.

I have a fond memory of meetin' ya in your van the summer of '77 and listened while you told us great tales.

Oh, yeah..........sorry for it but I called you the trickster and the godfather of Squamish climbing in my piece. The ol' coffee cup also gets mentioned.

Big Grin !!!!

Loads o' love xTami



peter croft

climber
Jun 21, 2013 - 10:13am PT
Best birthday wishes, Jim
Such good memories from over the years.
Look forward to seeing you next time I'm up - at the coffee shop or the crag. I hope the sun is shining on you right now.
Peter
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 21, 2013 - 10:21am PT
It was great to chat with you last summer at the Psyche ledge party, Jim. I really liked the not so flattering Fred Beckey tale you told. Happy birthday.
gf

climber
Jun 21, 2013 - 11:17am PT
To the real Big Jim,

To the youngest 80 yr old I know, should I be so lucky!
Best wishes and keep on doing what you do best; being yourself,
Greg F
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 21, 2013 - 11:22am PT
Happy Birthday Mr Sinclair!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 21, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
Big Jim in the office.
Big Jim in the office.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Coffee? Check. Cigarette? Check. Natty dress? Check. Friends around? Check.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 21, 2013 - 01:25pm PT
Hey, I've seen that guy around before! So that's big Jim. Thanks for all your past & present contributions to climbing. Hope to meet u someday, happy Bday!
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2013 - 04:07pm PT
Jim doesn't own a computer much less lurk here.
His friends do however update him on current online events and we can think of this as a birthday card Jim will see later today.
He'll be pleased.

PB
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jun 21, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
So I ran into Jim holding his coffee cup in the parking lot under the Chief,(1992) looking up at the people climbing.

Hey Jim, I get to go on a trip to the Waddington Range ! I blursted out.

"That's great, who are you going with" ?

Harry, Don, another Jim, Greg and Mike...

Silence.

Then, "Whoa, man, that is a HEAVY team, good luck" !

Jim Sinclair has always been the best guy to look squarely at anyone with an adventure they're wanting to be part of and anxious at the same time and say - "why not, who better than you" ?

Happy 80th Birthday to you again Jim !
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Jun 21, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
Happy 80th Big Jim, you're still a youngster at heart. Any route choices to celebrate the B Day?
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