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RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 2, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
Bmacd is back! Hopefully for awhile. The Drake & the American is a toss up for sure Tami, have only been to each once & coincidentally on the same night I would have to choose the American for overall scuzziness based on odor (odor of patrons, servers, restrooms & the building in general), lets just say I only had one, it was definitely from a bottle then we got the F out! I guess the Drake was more tolerable due to the ladies that were being paid to be naked as opposed to those that wanted to get paid by us to get naked in the alley behind the American. Ewwwwww.

As for returning to Squamish granite after being away i'm with Andy, some of my best days climbing and feeling good in Squamish were shortly after returning from a trip. The Squamish setting and stone always feels so good to return to.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2012 - 08:10pm PT
I remember the drake. My old roomate had a hard on for the place... We got stuck in the parking lot one time for a couple hours when my battery died... We had cables and everything but no one would give us a jump!! Finally some gentleman helped us out... ;) scuzzy place, decent girls tho... Hey tricouni do you think they would still recognize you at the Cecil?? I bet you could get away with it ;)
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Nov 2, 2012 - 08:25pm PT
Hey tricouni do you think they would still recognize you at the Cecil?? I bet you could get away with it ;)

Yeah, I was back a few times after the banning. The bouncers and waiters turned over fairly frequently in those days. Too bad it's gone.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 2, 2012 - 08:25pm PT
Let's not forget the Saturday night fun of being an out of town drunkard in the great metropolises of Quesnel, Prince George, Watson Lake-Yukon Territories or Mackenzie B.C. (Bush Country)

Having enthusiastically blown chunks in all these places and then sobered up with a 2am "Hot Turkey Sandwich" at the local Canadian-Chinese Cuisine restaurant, I can think of no finer introduction to Canadian culture !
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 2, 2012 - 08:27pm PT
We should all go to the Lotus Gardens sometime, for some nostalgia, and fine Chinese-Canadian cuisine. Before or after the pub crawl?
MH2

climber
Nov 2, 2012 - 09:02pm PT
Hip-Hoorah for Bmacd! And other semi-mythicals. Will scramble to get my Yeti papers in order.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 2, 2012 - 09:17pm PT
I think their chicken comes out of a can & the noodles taste like earthworms at lotus, I also suspect shenanigans occur on the upper floor.

I'd rather eat the fresh cats at fortune kitchen on the north end of town, even though the health inspectors reports would allude to the fact that lotus may be in better shape currently, FK hasnt been inspected in almost a year- dinner for one "B" please!

Totally off topic still but this link may be useful for those that don't wanna die from eating out- at restaurants.

Find your favorite local restaurant here!


Edit- just click on food establishments up top & have fun. Not sure if I'm meant to share this link or not but its good info to have.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2012 - 09:33pm PT
I've always been happy with fortune kitchen food.. of course i've never done any tests on it per se...
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Nov 2, 2012 - 09:33pm PT
Took the KidCormier out in August on a successful prehistoric human tracking mission to the far end of Stave Lake to get some cover shots for the Journal of Human Evolution.

Little did I know, 2 months later he would be leading 26 out of 30 pitches on last months ascent of the Muir Wall as his first El Cap route.

How about a round of applause for Squamish's 21st century version of Daryl Hatten ?

TheKidCormier contemplating life on a mission to Tingle Creek, British...
TheKidCormier contemplating life on a mission to Tingle Creek, British Columbia, Stave Lake - Just before Homo Erectus captured and then released after DNA sampling ;-)
Credit: bmacd

Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 2, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
My old roomate had a hard on for the place...



Gnarrrrr........
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2012 - 11:50pm PT
Hahahaha.. Yeah... he couldn't go to the city unless there was a visit to the Drake or the Cecil....

Ahhhh.. A bmacd image!! Nice to have you back sir. Yes, mucho congrats to Luke on his Muir Wall ascent. Very impressive effort, considering the temperatures and circumstances..

Luke hanging the bags at the bottom.


Silver asked me to buy the Kid a beer for him, so when I got the last minute invitation to dinner at Taste of India on Wednesday night I couldn't resist.

I called Kyle and Nina who were eager to go too, so they came and picked me up.

Luke with his Kingfisher


When we showed up Luke told us there was a special geust.. we bs'd for ahwile and i geussed a lot of wrong names until Perry showed up.

I was great to have Perry join us, just another climber like us, but with amazing stories!!


I took a couple crappy pics.. shoulda just used the flash...









a good time was had by all and the owner was very happy to have us!! ;)



RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 3, 2012 - 01:07am PT
Well by the looks of that photo, the kid has become the man! Nice work Luke, lets go climbing.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 3, 2012 - 01:07am PT
Hey Perry, Skitz says hi. You too, Tami.
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Nov 3, 2012 - 02:13am PT
I recognize Nina ... is she a Vegas stripper too ?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 3, 2012 - 02:15am PT
I dunno... She's a lurker.. Maybe she will answer for herself?? ;P
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 3, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
Very cool Bruce.. I wish i could have come, but it just wasn't a reality.

I downloaded this whole thread last thread last night when some paranoia set in after my first post mysteriously vanished from the taco.. My browser can barely keep up to this thing... 256 megabytes so far...

it looks like it's wet snow at the Roundhouse...
i see big flakes!!
i see big flakes!!
Credit: Big Mike
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Nov 3, 2012 - 10:19pm PT
That's just a photoshopped picture to promote pass-purchasing. Don't put your mountain bike away yet.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Nov 3, 2012 - 10:31pm PT
Winter kick off party at the eagle eye! Tonight feature film: "Further".


It's a fund raiser for sime free backcountry bites... Get here now.

Edit: me and ais are lurking on the back, by the free desserts.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 4, 2012 - 12:25am PT
Nice work Bruce (except the sport climbing 😜)! Cool photos too, that corner looks awesome.


I think Hamish is right- There's not much snow up there compared to this time the past 2 yrs. It looks like rain at 1800m in that webcam shot if u ask me.

Yep Squamish is Squishy currently. On a lighter note I realized that my summer quest for a Sandford route has been in vain, I was looking in the guide the other day when I realized I've done one! The real kicker was that it was a GF/Sandford joint as well, it's called Food Frenzy up at Pet. Maybe GF can enlighten me as to the naming/story as the instructions also told me that it was retro/refurbed at one point. Was this by your hand as well Greg??


Hey Big Mike how do u upload photos to ST from your phone??
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 4, 2012 - 01:28am PT
Ryan I use flickr but i can also upload to st if i so choose simply by pressing the photo button!! maybe it works since i have is06?
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