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Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 16, 2012 - 04:17pm PT
No danger of any climbing breaking out, the next few days look like a series of righteous fronts delivering primo fun.

The first of those looks like it's about to slam into us in a couple of hours on its way to you.

And it's great to hear that Erin's out on skis. She was on crutches when we saw her at Don's 65th not so long ago.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Dec 16, 2012 - 06:44pm PT
Lots of biking still going on in Squampton; just a little more challenging with a coating of slush. Vroooooooom.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 16, 2012 - 06:56pm PT
just a little more challenging with a coating of slush.

We used to buy a box of machine screws and put a hundred or so through our tires from the inside out. Then lay a layer of duct tape over the heads to protect the tubes. Weird as hell the first time you try riding, but sure did make a difference in the wet mud, dirt, leaves, sticks, etc
gf

climber
Dec 16, 2012 - 07:13pm PT
We live in hope that hamish will pick his knuckles up off the ground, cast off his bike till spring and stick some planks instead of pedals under his feet...but i wouldn't hold my breath.

Edit -thanks david-e was a bit worked after the session but she skied the trees on holyburn with grace and style -something i still aspire to.
Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Dec 16, 2012 - 10:53pm PT
Nice bit of history gf, cheers. Thanks Fish Boy., it was fun. I'm back up north the first week of jan. Do you and the rest of the motley crew fancy meeting up for a drink? Luke? Mike? Relic? Psyched to get my beaks back into the chief too!
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Dec 16, 2012 - 11:05pm PT
Am I correct in concluding that Big Jim Sinclair was both up and about by 7am, and also went skiing? Or is there another Big Jim? Two and two seems to be making five.......
gf

climber
Dec 16, 2012 - 11:12pm PT
Opps
In a historical continuum this would be little jim, Jim Brennan. but to my daughter he's always been BIG JIM
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 16, 2012 - 11:23pm PT
I'm bigger than I look !
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2012 - 12:12am PT
Paul, heck ya buddy! Let's set it up.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 17, 2012 - 01:14am PT
Two and two seems to be making five.......

Or seven. Or nineteen.

I wondered about that too. Anyway, glad to hear that, whatever size he is, Mr. Brennan had a good day.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2012 - 06:11pm PT
There has to be some mutant out there that's bigger than me. How about it? Anyone know of any 6'8 plus mutant climbers that frequent Squamish??
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Dec 17, 2012 - 06:48pm PT
Only the sasquatch, which used to live in the north gully, might have been marginally bigger.

So BM, widely acclaimed and internationally celebrated "Photographer of Super Topo", what is your opinion of the cover-shot on the new Bourdon select? Rotated or not?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 17, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
The North Walls troll is a rather large fellow, but quite shy.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2012 - 08:26pm PT
Bruce she thinks its fuking hilarious. ;) I find it quite amusing also.

Hamie! I had not yet had a chance to check out your query! I believe you are correct sir, it would be unnatural to shoot it as seen on the cover. The angle is what really makes the shot, It works from all angles! 90 degrees right seems to be the original angle. I'm gonna try that one next time I'm shooting a lead for sure!

As to the photographer of supertopo thing, sometimes I feel like a guppy in a pool full of sharks. There is a lot of talented people around here. I'm just glad you guys enjoy my efforts and hopefully I spark a few brain cells and we get another golden nugget or two in the process.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 17, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
Has everyone who ought to be invited to the soiree on Friday night in fact been notified? Perhaps Bruce could usefully work off some energy and do a roll call.
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:41pm PT
Paul, it'd be great to catch up. The wife and baby run off to Ontario in January, so I'll have a bash at mine. I'm thinking Friday 11th of Jan. You, Mike, Sandra, Luke, Ais, Relic, Nath, Kieran, RyanD, Chief and the rest of you who I've never met, Tami, Anders, GF, Hamish x2 etc are all welcome. More details later, until then, Perry's should be rad....
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
Wait a sec here. Where is Irish PB, that little hobbit. Lol, I want my cams back, I got some projects that require head sized pro :p

Thanks for the Son of Pan story Greg! Sounds like you're getting lots of skiing in too!

Big mike, as my rock climbing mentor you were supposed to teach me to play it cool in the company of royalty. D'oh.

In other news I started at Capilano University today, my mom is gonna be so proud of me.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2012 - 11:59pm PT
Too bad I never had a mentor! Oops. I feel like I have lots of them now though...

Party at fishboys!!!
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:40am PT
Wilderness, Luke?
Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Dec 18, 2012 - 01:51am PT
Sounds like a plan lads! Would be nice to put faces to some names from the interweb. Fear not Luke, I'll have your cams back to you the 4th or 5th. In bishop til then, trying to remember what this free climbing sh#t is about again...
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