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Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Nov 12, 2012 - 02:17pm PT
The biggest Mike

Credit: Fish Boy


Before it started snowing

Credit: Fish Boy


Somewhere around the 6th pitch?

Credit: Fish Boy


Looking up at the Acrophobes

Credit: Fish Boy
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 12, 2012 - 02:53pm PT
Damn! Looks like you guys wound up on a real climb.
gf

climber
Nov 12, 2012 - 02:55pm PT
nice one mike -you boys have any gloves on that outing?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 12, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
That's awesome! I'm just fartin around Bruce, gettin ready to grab the goon spoon & go dig a few post holes in the rain:-)
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 12, 2012 - 03:26pm PT
yeah i figured as much. The whole harder / lighter thing is pretty funny especially when it has to do with something as ludicrously frivolous as climbing!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 12, 2012 - 03:39pm PT
Thanks gf, yeah I brought some liner gloves but really should have brought a decent winter pair. I was taking them off to climb so they wouldn't get wet, and would keep me warm at belays..

That pic kinda makes it look like I led the Acrophobes pitch which is not true...

I dunno about harder or smarter, but definitely we share the same stoke!!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 12, 2012 - 03:45pm PT
Great Hard Man pics !!! Keep 'em comin'. :-)
gf

climber
Nov 12, 2012 - 03:47pm PT
mike -yeah 2 prs of liners and warm belay gloves plus a few hot shots to put in the old chalk bag -or if its too wet dump out the chalk and keep the hot shots. That and a bit of "how bad could it get?" go a long way on those character building days. -i bet you guys leapfrogged a fair bit of gear on those upper pitches too eh?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 12, 2012 - 04:02pm PT
Good grief, Charlie Brown! An ascent of the Angel's Crest in full conditions. What's next?
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Nov 12, 2012 - 08:25pm PT
I had full winter gloves plus soft shell ones and it worked well. Chalk! Ha, non of that.

My toes were so cold though....
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 12, 2012 - 08:40pm PT
My toes were so cold though....

double boots, crampons and tools I'm telling you. You'll love it!!!!!

Later this winter.... white dyke, black dyke, then upper black Dyke all free up a sport bolted mixed climb


uh, except the upper bit..... but by the time you get there you will be so honed it won't matter!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 12, 2012 - 09:22pm PT
hmmm... sounds like fun.. yesterday definitely could have been more fun if i was better prepared. i had thick socks on under my rock shoes which worked quite well as my feet weren't really cold until the second to last pitch standing on the damn whale's back!!

GF- fish yanked on a couple pieces at least each of the upper pitches but I managed to free everything until that damn slot on the 10a and all the face nubbins were snow covered. I still almost did it, but whipped and yanked fish out of his comfy belay spot behind the wall. next time i grabbed the gear and got the F off that thing. otherwise it was free with a couple takes on the last two pitches.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 13, 2012 - 01:16am PT
This shite needs to be on the front page bump.
gf

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 08:07am PT
hey mike -yeah i didn't want to ask about those moves on the last pitch -kind of figured it would come out in the tale....
nice one though!
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Nov 13, 2012 - 02:56pm PT
...and all this time I thought Bigmike and Fishboy were softcock welterweight wankers too light for a solid adventure..

Bump for a badass ascent!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 04:47pm PT


Thank Luke!






gf

climber

Nov 13, 2012 - 05:07am PT
hey mike -yeah i didn't want to ask about those moves on the last pitch -kind of figured it would come out in the tale....
nice one though!



No worries gf. I considered that before I posted it, but for me it's such a small part of this story. The most important thing for me was that we faced adversity and conquered it. I can't remember the last time I wasn't sure we would be able to send one way or another.... Tr coming very soon. I'm hoping tonight!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:07pm PT
^^^^^^^^^ something to look fwd to readin' after work tonight ! ^^^^^^^
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:19pm PT
Per ardua ad astra!

(Referring either to the climb, or the report - maybe both.)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 08:38pm PT
Thanks Anders! That's gold!
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Nov 13, 2012 - 08:43pm PT
Tell us the frikken story already!
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