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MH2

climber
Sep 27, 2012 - 11:21am PT
Beautiful work, ŖÓōT«H.

Sure, tag on Tattered Tights after Parallel Passages.


No, I'm not worried about the falcons.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Sep 27, 2012 - 04:08pm PT
Mighty Hiker, one day I will call you when a seat becomes available and invite you on one my of my heli hiking adventures. You really gotta try it! Youíll love it. Iím sure we can get you to pose for the odd photo too. Iím also all for via ferratas and gondolasÖ.it is all about location, location, location. Standing in Squamish or at the Haberl hut you canít see the bolts on Dione!

Having spent several hundred hours in helicopters, almost all for work, I'll pass. I'm also a firm believer in appropriateness, and to me, if something can be reached in a day on foot, that's how I'll do it. Even if it might be more fun or 'convenient' to use a helicopter and climb an out of place bolted route. Sorry, but we need to protect what we have, not just do whatever we feel like. The developers and commercial interests usually don't care, but we know better.

If people want an experience "just like the Alps", they can go there for it.

As for the posing, someone took a photo of me yesterday, litter stick and garbage bag in hand, with my sunhat. Will that do?
roadman

climber
Sep 27, 2012 - 04:23pm PT
Having spent several hundred hours in helicopters, almost all for work, I'll pass. I'm also a firm believer in appropriateness, and to me, if something can be reached in a day on foot, that's how I'll do it. Even if it might be more fun or 'convenient' to use a helicopter and climb an out of place bolted route. Sorry, but we need to protect what we have, not just do whatever we feel like. The developers and commercial interests usually don't care, but we know better.

If people want an experience "just like the Alps", they can go there for it.

As for the posing, someone took a photo of me yesterday, litter stick and garbage bag in hand, with my sunhat. Will that do?

Mighty,

Well said! Could not agree more. This here folks, will never be the alps. And, if you try to make it something it's not, you'll just end up with some B-movie version of Disneyland.

I know I'm in the minority, but I think the coolest things on this earth are the wildest, hardest to get to and full of mystery. Most folks around me now seem to be ok with paving our approaches and shaving down our mountains to fit their personal comfort level.
MH2

climber
Sep 27, 2012 - 05:14pm PT
thekidcormier,

That is a Kaaaww-Tiiinnnngingly good TR on Strange Brew/Cannabis.

near in time and space to


thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Sep 27, 2012 - 09:03pm PT
Looks like midnight run to me Andy. Who's the climbers?
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Sep 27, 2012 - 10:18pm PT
Diesel Overhang looks sooooooo cool.
MH2

climber
Sep 28, 2012 - 12:31am PT

Yes, Midnight Run most likely. I think the guy in the cap is Marc-Andrť.








The other I'm not sure.


gf

climber
Sep 28, 2012 - 01:10am PT
maybe tony mclane?
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Sep 28, 2012 - 02:02am PT
Definitely Tony and Marc Andre!

Tony looks like wolverine.
supafly

Trad climber
vancouver, bc
Sep 28, 2012 - 10:40am PT
tony looks like a young johnny dawes in that photo. celebrity climber spotting!

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2012 - 05:46pm PT
Really nice shots Andy thanks. Wolverine indeed ;)

Luke- Very descriptive trip report. Your best read yet.


Happy Birthday Nathan!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 29, 2012 - 01:12am PT
Here's another shot from that day, Fish Boy actually caught this can at Exasperalooza and threw it back at the crowd. Although it was impressive, it probably didn't help his time.





I love crack. What can I say? I geuss I'm just a crack addict...




V6 Highball for Biotch!
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Oct 1, 2012 - 05:26pm PT
Just spent a few days last week at Squamish, and it was my first time there without rain. I actually got to climb, and am starting to get what all the hype's about. What an awesome place!

Got to spend the evening watching the Reel Rock 7 films, as well, down at the Howe Sound Brewery.

And Exasperator...that's the kind of finger crack I have dreams about. So stinkin' fun!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 1, 2012 - 06:16pm PT
Thanks for the report mooser! I was hoping we might hear from you after i saw your post on mike m's thread. This summer has been amazing! Usually we go climbing when ever it's dry out, but this summer i had to take rest days on sunny days too because i was so tired from climbing and working all the time!
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Oct 1, 2012 - 08:37pm PT
Hi Big Mike - You bet! I'm not a fan of the PNW rainfall, but I really can't complain about things after mid-July this year. The weather has been absolutely stellar, and the fires that smoked out Snow Creek Wall in Leavenworth compelled me to give Squamish another shot--given the great weather. I can't believe what a stellar place it is. You have it good!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 1, 2012 - 09:05pm PT
I am very fortunate to live in one of the best places in the world IMHO. World class climbing, snowboarding/skiing, snowmobiling, kite boarding, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, hunting..... you name it... All within 45 mins!!!!
MH2

climber
Oct 1, 2012 - 09:41pm PT
you name it

Steep river-running.


Glad you had a good time, mooser.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 1, 2012 - 09:42pm PT
yeah.. killer kayaking and rafting too.. canyoneering... only thing we really don't have is surfing... gotta go to the island for that..
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 1, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
Hey Mooser it looked like you had Diedre all to yourselves?? That's the Squamish equivalent to being the only party on Snake Dike!!!
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Oct 2, 2012 - 09:36am PT
It felt like we had it to ourselves, though there were two parties ahead of us (which slowed us down some, but hey...what's not to love about hanging around in that place??), and one party about two pitches behind us.

We did Exasperator after Diedre, and meant to do Rock On the next morning. Unfortunately, the forecast was 80% for rain, so we opted to do a bunch of single pitch stuff at Smoke Bluffs from which we could bail more quickly. Also fun!

And I don't know how you guys feel about the Squamish Select guide, but from my vantage point, it's one of the nicest guidebooks on my shelf. Really well done.
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