University Wall, second free ascent

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Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 16, 2011 - 04:31pm PT
Bump for Luke. Great stories in here.
thekidcormier

Trad climber
squamish, b.c.
Oct 16, 2011 - 07:07pm PT
Thanks for the bump relic, but I had already read perry timeless trip report a few times now..

Andreas Taylor; Did you use work for Rommel Homes? My girlfriend says she knows you and told me you used to commute to work in whistler from squamish on your BICYCLE!

Now thats just ridiculous.. haha

BTW Aislinn says hello!

Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 18, 2011 - 08:28pm PT
Bumpin
bmacd

Mountain climber
100% Canadian
Nov 14, 2011 - 12:25pm PT
Add one hour to any times I have quoted in my above post's, regarding ascents of grandwall. My memory didn't serve me well, must be my age.
MH2

climber
Nov 14, 2011 - 08:29pm PT
If your memory knocked an hour off your times I'd say it served you well. It looks like your conscience might be your enemy, though.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 14, 2011 - 09:02pm PT
If I paid more attention to my conscience's ramblings, There could be a problem with resolve as it applies to reality.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Sep 13, 2012 - 09:04pm PT
Hello Perry and all for that matter.

Luke here.

I post inquiring the date of the date of your ascent. I just met a fellow at the base of the wall who sent it free in august of 86...
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2012 - 09:26am PT
Luke,

As detailed in my posted account, I had previously climbed U Wall free to Dance in 85 making what many might agree, the second free ascent at that time.
However, like Peter and Hamish, I felt that climbing the whole route with the Roman Chimney finish was the real deal as this constituted a free ascent of the entire "Grand Wall" of the Chief.
I led all of U Wall and the Roman Chimneys free in early July of 86 taking one fall on the 10c lieback above the tree, ironically the easiest pitch on the route.
I don't know the details or chronology of subsequent ascents or whether people climbed the Chimneys finish.
U Wall with the Chimneys finish, climbed free or with aid is bar none, the finest route in Squamish.

PB
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Sep 15, 2012 - 12:23am PT
PB
Nice to read your last line. Thanks for that.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 5, 2012 - 06:24pm PT
Bump!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 5, 2012 - 07:28pm PT
This thread needs more photos! Thanks for the great stuff here.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 17, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
Bump for Kieran, we made it to grade 2 today. Meaning we got up the first 2 pitches.


U wall
U wall
Credit: RyanD

what an awesome place.
what an awesome place.
Credit: RyanD


edit to add-

U Wall with the Chimneys finish, climbed free or with aid is bar none, the finest route in Squamish.

Perry you could very well be right about that, i learned a bunch up there today. Great story.
MH2

climber
Mar 18, 2013 - 09:54am PT
A high value bump, that. Thanks.
fosburg

climber
Mar 18, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
Very nice, Perry! You have a great way with words!
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