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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 1, 2012 - 03:16pm 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 - 05:37pm 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 - 06:05pm 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 - 06:41pm 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 - 06:42pm 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 - 07:01pm 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 - 06:36am 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.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Oct 2, 2012 - 08:20am PT
Where in the world is RYAND!

If you're out there, please regale us with stories and photos of your trip to Uhmerika, with pictures please and anecdotes involving close calls with the state troopers and dangerous mantels at the top of massive highballs and long Tuolumne solos and topless California babes with ice cold refreshments.



RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 2, 2012 - 09:00am PT
Hi Luke, just got in the other night. Have a shlt load of photos & will put up a TR soon as there is no need to taint this thread with tales of moss free granite. Nice to see the weather has been awesome for you guys. Ugggghhhhhh back to reality.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2012 - 10:02am PT
Nice to hear from you Ryan! Sounds like you had lots of fun. Looking forward to your tr.

Remember, reality is what you make of it! ;)
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 2, 2012 - 10:17am PT
good point Mike, thanks.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Oct 2, 2012 - 01:35pm PT
Big mike you are so wise. You are like a lanky Buddha with scraggly hair. :D
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 3, 2012 - 08:27pm PT
What would Baldwin and Cooper think?
Credit: guido
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2012 - 09:30pm PT
They thought, "Darn that wall looks cool, and no one's climbed it yet?"
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 3, 2012 - 11:30pm PT
I'm sure they wouldn't have much concern so long as people don't start fly boarding at the spit.

Cool photo!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 3, 2012 - 11:37pm PT
What would Baldwin and Cooper think?


..............that the wind was comin' up the sound from the south meaning a weather change might be in the offing ?

:-)
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Oct 4, 2012 - 07:12am PT
What would Baldwin and Cooper think?
"Add another bolt"
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Oct 4, 2012 - 12:06pm PT
"Let's stay up here another day so the tourists spend some more money".
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Oct 4, 2012 - 12:17pm PT
"Too runout. Downclimbing".
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2012 - 01:27pm PT
"Let's stay up here another day so the tourists spend some more money".

LOL good one!!

Took a few pics last weekend on Genesis 10a, the old murrin classic.






Rick on the scariest part of the climb... ;)





Such a beautiful thin crack with excellent face holds.



One stout 10a......
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