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MH2

climber
Apr 28, 2012 - 03:26pm PT
And if you don't like wide, just move a few meters to your left, and things get really, really thin...



Or move a ways right to ah hah handy-sized crack.



Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Apr 28, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
What is that? Something new? I'm trying to remember what's right of Boogie til you puke, but am drawing a blank.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Apr 28, 2012 - 05:30pm PT
You mean left? Bop til you Drop and that aint it.

No. Right. Andy says the hand crack in his photo is to the right of b-t-y-p.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 28, 2012 - 05:51pm PT
Is it Rainbow Child?
MH2

climber
Apr 28, 2012 - 09:59pm PT
I don't know, either, but chances are it is part of what the guide calls Punk Rock:

"This little crag is east of the Cirque of the Uncrackables, and is a continuation of that same line of crag.

 just 3 minutes past the last route on the Cirque. The trail to Above and Beyond passes below this crag."


We saw it on our way back from Split Decision.


409 Too Much Pressure 10b
Peder Ourom John Howe Blake Robinson 1981
The obvious handjam crack. Excellent value.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 28, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
Too Much Pressure is a great song and what the climb was named for from the awesome band, The Selecter:



Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Apr 28, 2012 - 10:41pm PT
You'll see that crack after you walk by the Cirque. It's quite short and right on the trail. Very mossy.

For the life of me, I can't find the damn way to Sunblesed anymore. I am notoriously horrible for remembering trails to climbs and have taken many people on "Relic approaches", but the trail to the Solarium completely eludes me. I end up on death slabs or something after I exit the gulley.

Please consult me or hold my hand there.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Apr 28, 2012 - 11:07pm PT
Um, what happened to the web cam pointed at the Chief?

Abstract Chief Web Cam, Acrylic Mixed Media, 12" x 18"
Abstract Chief Web Cam, Acrylic Mixed Media, 12" x 18"
Credit: Relic

http://squamishclimbing.com/weather-traffic/squamish-web-cams/
gf

climber
Apr 28, 2012 - 11:11pm PT
all hail the selector!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Apr 29, 2012 - 01:57am PT
Random selection from a day at Squamish:

Double shirtless
Double shirtless
Credit: Ghost

What's with the crowd? This is supposed to be a little-visited area.
What's with the crowd? This is supposed to be a little-visited area.
Credit: Ghost

Descending from the first climb of the day, or approaching the second....
Descending from the first climb of the day, or approaching the second. Whichever.
Credit: Ghost

Lost again.
Lost again.
Credit: Ghost
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 29, 2012 - 03:34am PT
Cool photos Ghost. Thanks! Looks like a fun day! I have never climbed @ Solarium, stoked to get up there now.That one probably dries pretty quick as well i would think??



Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2012 - 10:14am PT
Bruce k- weren't you in on the ffa of the upper pitches of shining city? What's it like up there?
Hoser

climber
vancouver
Apr 29, 2012 - 10:52am PT
So is it dry(ish) there today or is it a write off ?
MH2

climber
Apr 29, 2012 - 11:32am PT
Shining City needs a picture. 90-99 % of "Squamish climbers" probably don't know it exists. If something like the picture in the older guide, of Sig Isaac on pitch 3, had made it into a newer guide, then it would be a must-do. Or is there such a guide with such a picture?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 29, 2012 - 01:14pm PT
Those pitches up @ the bastion look pretty good from the road. I have not had the pleasure of climbing there. When i used to live in Whistler i would, ahem...boulder at the base of the bastion by myself quite often. Some great training grounds in the woods down there & immaculate rock. Definitely a bit of a rain shadow out there too. I've been to suicide a few times as well, some great rock over there too. A few friends spent a lot of time scrubbing & rescrubbing climbs over there, they even made a mini guide. Anyone i have ever tried to convince to check out the bastion has been able to convince me it's a pile, not sure why there is a such a stigma surrounding the place. Many areas would love to have a cliff of that stature around. Gonna have to come up with a new strategy for tricking ppl into going climbing out there. No shortage of good climbing up 99 North.


Last winter i was a little too ambitious & tried to go bouldering out there in March & realized that the snow takes a little longer to go away out there than here @ sea level. I also found this........


them bones
them bones
Credit: RyanD

just missed out on a snack i guess....or being one!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
Ryand. No need to convince anyone bud! Im still off for the rest of the week and its supposed to piss in squish so lets go check it out. It might be a little above my pay grade but i know how to climb a rope if necessary. Sounds like it could use a few pics.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Apr 30, 2012 - 12:44am PT
Anyone i have ever tried to convince to check out the bastion has been able to convince me it's a pile

and

And I'm sure ghost could say similar about washington

No sh#t.

Just back from a day at the Railyard. It was raining on the west side, so we drove over the pass into warm sun and dry rock. And had the place to ourselves.

Not that that is unusual, because we've had it to ourselves since we found it five years ago. But usual or not, it's bizarre. This is a crag in an incredible setting, featuring perfect rock, with climbs from 5.8 to 5.12. The approach is ten minutes, it's no more than an hour and a half from Seattle, and you can climb most of the routes with a rack of draws.

We haven't been keeping the place a secret. In fact we went public with it two years ago. So why did everyone either stay at home and whine about the rain, or drive two-and-a-half hours to climb choss at Vantage?

F*#ked if I know. But same same with the Green River Bastion. Same same with Zeke's Wall. There are six-party line-ups on routes at Squamish and Index, but Zeke's and the Bastion are empty. Likewise the Railyard. And likewise dozens of other terrific climbing areas.

And, if you want to take it to extremes, the two best multi-pitch rock climbing areas I've found in forty years of climbing are the Needles (the California one, not the South Dakota one) and Cochise Stronghold. But since they are not J-Tree, Squamish, Red Rocks, or Yosemite, they are empty. You can go to them and climb the best rock routes in North America, in settings that are mind-meltingly beautiful, and rarely see another person.

Same for crags like the Bastion and Zeke's. These are amazing crags. But, no guidebook = no climbers.

Maybe that's a good thing. Maybe we shouldn't complain. But it's weird to put in the effort to clean a route that you know is as good as anything at Squamish or Index, tell everybody about it, and... Nada

Anyway, just so you know I'm not blowing smoke, here's a shot of our friend Tom (who posts here as Mooser) topping out on one of the climbs at the Railyard. And it's not even one of the really good ones.

Tom topping out on Lanterne Rouge
Tom topping out on Lanterne Rouge
Credit: Ghost
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 30, 2012 - 02:05am PT
BigMike,maybe later this week, never climbed there so could be fun! Just stay left. my car's got a busted shock mount so staying close to Squamish for the next few.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 30, 2012 - 05:21am PT
Sounds good ryan! Its pretty wet out this way anyway. Just passed the grb on my way home from the desert.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Apr 30, 2012 - 10:07am PT
As usual, Casper the Friendly is right again. I've climbed at the Needles and Cochise and they are outstanding. To show how great the routes are, you're even required to make your own belays, as in, with gear! Hurray for real climbing.
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