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Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:34am PT
Off for a stint in the uranium mines? Lotsa granite in Sask. Too bad it's all a mile underground.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:55am PT
Lotsa granite in Sask. Too bad it's all a mile underground.

Nah. Total myth. There's more granite in Sask than there is in California. And it's not underground. It just is the ground in the northern part of that province. But it's flat. It doesn't rise up the way you want it to.

I guided (paddling) in northern Sask when I was young. The whole place is nothing but granite. Precambrian Shield. Nothing higher than a few feet though.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Oct 5, 2012 - 02:13am PT
BM. Nice to hear that people still climb Genesis. Thanks to Jeremy F for some remedial work. I think that we may have used a pin or two on the FA. maybe even three or.......LOL!
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 5, 2012 - 09:50am PT
Heading to the Valley next week with Big Mike. We are flying out of Seattle to Sacramento on Oct 13th 'cuz we are too light to drive. Was wondering if anyone had a free parking spot somewhat nearish to Seatac airport??? :) Mr. Ghost or Silver perhaps?

It would be swell.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 5, 2012 - 02:35pm PT
Hey Relic, you and Mike can park at my place and you can take the Light Rail to the airport or I can give you a ride if I'm not working. Send me an email.

Wayno.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Oct 5, 2012 - 03:02pm PT
Wayno is THE MAN!

Wish I could comer to the valley with yas but I got sasquach hunting priorities.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Oct 5, 2012 - 03:46pm PT
Was wondering if anyone had a free parking spot somewhat nearish to Seatac airport???

You're welcome to park at our place, and I'll be happy to get you to the port if I'm in town. What time is your flight?
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 5, 2012 - 05:47pm PT
Wayno beat ya to it Ghost, but thanks! Wayno is the man. Our flight is early 8:25am. So we gotta leave Vancouver friggin in the middle of the night.... Uggh.

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Oct 5, 2012 - 06:04pm PT
Wayno beat ya to it Ghost, but thanks!

Okay. But if Wayne can't handle the driving-to-the-airport-at-06:30 thing, just let me know -- I'm not sure he even knows that 6:30 comes twice in the day.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 5, 2012 - 06:14pm PT
How long does it take to get from Vancouver to Seattle these days in the weeee hours of the night? 3:00am sounds like it might be our leave time. Ffffffffffuuuuuuuukkkkkkkk.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 5, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
Don't forget to pack your sunday whites to sneak into the all u can eat buffet with. You look too conspicuous dressed as a knuckle dragging climber.
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Oct 5, 2012 - 08:09pm PT
Uuuuuuggggghhhhhh. My name's Relic. I just booked two weeks off work at the drop of a hat to go on a climbing trip. BUT! My flight requires me to leave really early. Guess I need something to complain about.
Way to rub it in ya bastard.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2012 - 08:23pm PT
Hahahaha :) that's awesome! Thanks for the offer Wayno that's cool! And David also. Im so stoked! I almost don't believe it yet!
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 5, 2012 - 11:01pm PT
Next year Nathan, save your pennies...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2012 - 11:40pm PT
Ya nate, wish you were comin bud!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Oct 5, 2012 - 11:53pm PT
How long does it take to get from Vancouver to Seattle these days in the weeee hours of the night?

Depending on what part of Vancouver you're coming from, and what part of Seattle you're headed for, the absolute best time you can count on is about two hours and forty-five minutes. Yeah, you might make it in two-and-a-half, but then you also might get held up for a while at the border because some Customs & Border Protection Officer doesn't like the way you look.

The safe bet, in the wee hours, is to allow three hours from the time you're both actually in the car and driving, to the time you've parked the car at Wayne's place or mine. After that, it depends. If one of us is driving you, it's about 20 minutes to the airport. If you're taking the light rail at O-dark:thirty, who knows? You want to be at the airport by 07:00, and you may want half an hour for coffee and the transfer from your car to Wayne's or mine. So calculate backwards from there.

To give yourself plenty of cushion, hit the road at about 03:00. Gets you here at 06:00. Wayne or I feeds you coffee while you shuffle bags, and we head for the airport at 06:30, arriving just before 07:00.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 6, 2012 - 12:06am PT
Y'all are totally light! Can't DRIVE to Yosemite from Vancouver? Try hitchhiking in the rain, or taking the bus!

Posted in boredom from beautiful downtown Manteca, as I start the usual post-FaceLift drive home, with plans to visit and interview 60s-era climbers in Sonoma and Seattle, and maybe elsewhere.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 6, 2012 - 12:14am PT
David , I'm not understanding why these two retards, Luke 'n' Mike, don't come down the nite before, get shitfaced/baked with you 'n' Wayno, sleep on the stoop, and then spill themselves onto that early flight. Seems like a no-brainer to me.........


Signed : She who suffered a ride to Yos from Vancouver with Anders in 1979
:-)

And couldn't drive standard transmission so he drove the entire way.

And has reminded me of it ever since.

HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!



But , seriously Anders? Safe travel home big guy. Hope you don't get tooled at the border . <snicker>
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 6, 2012 - 01:21am PT
come down the nite before, get shitfaced/baked


Yes, you guys are welcome to come down the night before. We have an extra bedroom and a couch and usually beer on tap. I get home from work around ten pm.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2012 - 01:54am PT
Now that, sounds like an excellent plan! Thanks for the broad hint there tami! Party at wayno's house!! ;)

Anders we are light. We decided that 2 extra days in the valley was way better than driving 40 hours. Relic only has limited time so It just seemed easier and ends up being not much more expensive. More climbing = better in my book.

I know its not old school and i kinda wish we were doing the drive with lots more time to climb along the way, but it's not to be..
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