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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2012 - 12:01am PT
you on the wall luke?
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jun 5, 2012 - 12:20am PT
i am indeed, my portalegde has wireless internet too!
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Jun 5, 2012 - 12:24am PT
What are you on today Luke? Did you hear all my rockfall this morning?

Kris
MH2

climber
Jun 5, 2012 - 12:30am PT
Rain day dreams







Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 5, 2012 - 12:36am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#250830
(Peregrines in photo, but not visible.)
gf

climber
Jun 5, 2012 - 12:38am PT
WWDD (what would daryl do) about those pesky trees blocking the view of the chief?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 5, 2012 - 12:46am PT
For reals Luke is posting to this forum from a wall ? Mercy, mercy........I beg mercy. We are indeed a new species.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2012 - 02:06am PT
Hudon paved the way. I've posted from a ledge :)
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jun 5, 2012 - 09:41am PT
wet morning today...

What would daryl do is right, im out of beer, and it doesnt look like this rain is gonna give up any time soon..

Does any one here know the story of how daryls folly pitch got its name...

Kris you were rainin rock over me all day...
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jun 5, 2012 - 09:53am PT
Wow Luke, A for effort, that's for sure.
Daryl wouldn't have been soloing. At worst he would've dragged some skid-non-climber up with him under some sort of promise of free booze if he survived.
He actually pulled that off (at least) once, towed some poor hungover speciman up the Badge. Probably would've been easier to solo.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2012 - 02:47pm PT
Better post these before everyone sees them, now that I've outed my flickr account.

We also climbed Apron Strings on Saturday. Kyle went for the onsight on this one too, so I climbed a tree with some slings and aiders and got these shots.

Kyle starts out on Apron Strings 10b



Stemming it out for a little break.

I should have done this. I tried to run up the darn thing and my left hand was killing me at the top!

Closeup


I had a pretty sweet perch up there...



Kyle finishes it up.



hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jun 5, 2012 - 02:58pm PT
If you just had someone on sunday whites in that last photo, you would've made my day.

Great pics.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2012 - 03:05pm PT
We'll get nathan to wear some white painters pants up there for ya :)

edit: Duh it was pretty quiet that day because of the rain earlier. That would be an amazing shot.

Hey Hamish where can i buy some tree climbing gear?
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jun 5, 2012 - 05:46pm PT
Pacific Arborist Supplies, N. Van

If it's just for the odd use, I can loan you what you need. If it's for work, best to buy new.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 5, 2012 - 05:48pm PT
It's surprising how many people don't find the no-hands rest below the crux of the first pitch of Apron Strings. Rather handy.

I may have done the second FA of it, in September 1974, with Len. Certainly an early one. At the time, there were three or four fixed pins at key locations - but then, we only had stoppers and hexes otherwise.

My photo of the Split Pillar was artfully framed by the trees, IMHO. It's about as arty as I get.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Jun 5, 2012 - 07:27pm PT
There's a great shot of Paul Cordy climbing The Shadow pitch [12d] on U Wall, on the cover of the latest Gripped maggie. Nothing for his hands, and less for his feet. Impressive!

Anyone know Paul? Is he a local?
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jun 5, 2012 - 07:32pm PT
Is Sunday Whites the arÍte Hamish? I've never seen a soul on it.
gf

climber
Jun 5, 2012 - 08:04pm PT
Bump for sunday whites. You know, I think i might have done the 50th ascent of this.....
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jun 5, 2012 - 08:56pm PT
Yup, it's that beauty arete in the pic. Gotta try it. 2 pitches, second one is pretty easy and takes you to the top of the flake @ the Merci-Me belay. First pitch is quite real.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 5, 2012 - 09:08pm PT
Awesome photos guys! Thanks! Sunday whites is the arÍte of the second pitch of the flake??
Cool feature. MH2, please enlighten us as to the significance of the yin/yang reference & it's relevance to rainy Squamish weather???

Big Bike! Nice to see u in boulders, you'll get strong as hell if u keep going in there for sure, especially with that wingspan. Just stay away from the bunchy problems & seek the ones with big reaches & it will keep it fun!

So I couldn't tell from your story since u left us hanging, but did Kyle send those pitches??

The first couple pieces off the belay went pretty well, but he was feeling it big time by the time he got to the first good rest..


and then???!

Not to rub it in but I was lucky enough to get to climb some steep, dry limestone on the island the past few days & subsequently feel like I was sack beaten & am ok with a few days of rain right now, or at least until my back loosens up & the bruises on my thighs heal. A worthy option when things suck around here as they tend to this time of year & you want to totally trash yourself & get pumped.


Edit- just saw Hamish clarification of sunday whites, looks rad.
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