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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 26, 2011 - 08:27pm PT
six foot SEVEN !?!! HAAHHAHAHAA!!!!!!!!!!! Good God that's tall. I'd come up to about yer belly button. No comments on that, eh?

Horse? :-) Giggle.

No idea whut we called KCorner. Five-eleven-something-or-other. Yer damn near slappin' a paw over the top jug and mantleshelfin' up. Hee hee.

Glad to hear rainy day customs haven't changed. I imagine the quality is somewhat better now :-)

Nice pix everybody; thanks fer the thread. Tho' you might also wanna check out 70's Squamish pix.

David - Ghost - has recounted the tale of his whoppin' monster fall elsewhere on the taco stand. Only I was 19. The rest were ancient , like, they were 22 and stuff.

:-D
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 26, 2011 - 08:34pm PT
Nice Jim....

I led the pillar for my first time ever on the Summer Solstice this year. It was after work and still early season for me so it totally drained me. I had to rest on just about every piece on the way up.. At the top i had to transfer all the gear off my harness to get into the squeeze.. just barely!

When i got to the top and clipped the anchors, i looked up and understood immediately why they call it the "Sword of Damocles"! It looks like a giant guillotine just waiting to slice your melon!

Tami- I have read the Climbing at Squamish in the 1970's thread in it's entirety! In fact it's what brought me to the taco stand in the first place! I tried to encourage Anders to continue but i think he's been too busy lately..

You might find it interesting to know that i do find the lower moves on kangaroo quite tough especially with my large fingers... You are right tho.. Once i get to the decent holds, it's all over.

I started posting these photos on Squamishclimbing.com but no one took any interest, so i thought maybe here they might spark some more tales of yore from the Squamish vets that hang out on the taco.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 26, 2011 - 08:36pm PT
into the squeeze.. just barely!

MIke if you ever go to Yosemite, consider very VERY carefully before you go up on the Steck-Salathe.:-D

Kinda like me and the looooooooooooong reachy problems :-D I hate'em !
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 26, 2011 - 08:48pm PT
Tami you mean when i finally do get my butt to Yos! Too bad.. Steck-Salathe sounds like fun.. ;-)

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bmacd

Social climber
100% Canadian
Sep 26, 2011 - 09:04pm PT
New Routing on the Chief this summer - night time action - Matt Maddol...
New Routing on the Chief this summer - night time action - Matt Maddoloni & Nathan Kukathas. August 2011
Credit: bmacd
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 26, 2011 - 09:07pm PT
What's it called Bmacd??? Topo?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Sep 26, 2011 - 10:09pm PT
When, not if you get to Yosemite, do the Steck Salathe. It will burl you out like a salmon spawning up the Fraser River.

Do you have a problem with standing around in etriers ? 'Cause if you don't there are lots of BIG climbs that can be tamed down to 5.9...5.10 with ledge party overnight opportunities.

The Nose, done in acceptable style is mostly one big 5.10 hand crack with some pendulums, easy aid and hauling thrown in. Wall climbing is fantastic and helps anyone to get all the skills for a good time no matter what you do.

Go to Reed's, The Cookie, Arch Rock and have a ball.

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 26, 2011 - 10:15pm PT
into the squeeze.. just barely!

you think its bad now just wait til your pant size grows by three inches and your reading glasses are all covered with sweat and chalk!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Sep 26, 2011 - 11:01pm PT
AMEN ! ! !

And I ain't the prayin' type...
thekidcormier

Trad climber
squamish, b.c.
Sep 26, 2011 - 11:10pm PT
Kyle on Jingus the Cat
Kyle on Jingus the Cat
Credit: thekidcormier
Mike Cowper on a Milk Run
Mike Cowper on a Milk Run
Credit: thekidcormier
http://thekidcormier.blogspot.com
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2011 - 12:12am PT
Thanks Jim i will.. don't worry Tami i got lots of short friends to lead that chimney pitch ;)

My buddy luke wants to do The Nose. He went to Yosemite this spring for a couple weeks and got inspired to do it.

He came back trying to convince me to go clean aid u-wall. I'm a freeclimbing addict and the weather was good so that never materialized this summer.. I'm game tho.. Verticle camping looks like fun :)

I've been following Tom's El Cap Reports to check on Ammon and Pete's ( Busted!) ;-) progress and of course view his awesome photos.

Bruce- You guys inspire me. I hope i'm still climbing hard and contributing in my later years.

Luke- You're on supertopo now? :) shoulda known that link would bring you over here :) That's the best photo of my ass that i have ever seen :)

Funny thing about that pitch.... Luke decided that we should make it interesting when we went up Milk Road. He decided that if either one of us should decide to give up a lead he would owe the other a sixer. I agreed and proceeded to lose the rochambo. Luke chose to lead the first pitch meaning i would have the sharp end for all the hard pitches :) Dammit!

After I led the 10c a0 second pitch i was done. I managed to get through the first Milk Run corner clean on top rope but that second pitch was ROUGH! I worked my way up to about where you see me in that photo and
got the piece in and tried to run it out to the better holds but was unsucessful getting gear in and took a decent size whip..

After that I was done and so last weekend I bought Luke a case of Steam Whistle :)

Any one for another photo?

Kyle leading Finger Fist and Hand at One Toque Wall, Smoke Bluffs
Kyle leading Finger Fist and Hand at One Toque Wall, Smoke Bluffs
Credit: Big Mike


Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Sep 27, 2011 - 12:24am PT
final squamish

sharma is kharma

i think my foreskin is infected,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlcQ3mxlNfs
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 27, 2011 - 12:49am PT
nice haiku sprock
coastal_climber

Trad climber
British Columbia
Sep 27, 2011 - 01:30am PT
Credit: coastal_climber
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Sep 27, 2011 - 01:50am PT
frickin crazy,
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2011 - 02:15am PT
Right you are Sprock it's not Dreamcatcher but it's neighbor Kloset Klimb at Cacodemon Boulder.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 27, 2011 - 02:25am PT
Mike? Sprock is reeaaaaaaaally high and seein that pic in five dimensions. It is just an aid climb.
:-)
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Sep 27, 2011 - 02:42am PT
tami, will you mari me?

are you a high priced baby?

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2011 - 03:10am PT
Sprock I can dig man
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Sep 27, 2011 - 03:53am PT
"Big Barn Door" 10c
2 bolts? Really? It's V-nuthin'. Just gang pad it!
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