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Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 13, 2012 - 08:49pm PT
I can't remember the last time I wasn't sure we would be able to send one way or another....

Not being sure you'll send is one thing...

Not being sure you'll live is another thing entirely.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Nov 13, 2012 - 09:03pm PT
How about Mikes new avatar.. Frosty, whats the deal with that!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 13, 2012 - 09:13pm PT
Ask Farouk

Edit-!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MH2

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 09:37pm PT
Frosty? I thought it was a teddy bear in formal wear.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2012 - 03:19am PT
HaHaHa.... ya... check out my Farouk??????? thread. :)

I saw that at a gig and had to have it as my new avatar.. you like it Ryan?? :)


Not being sure you'll send is one thing...

Not being sure you'll live is another thing entirely.


Exactly and at that point going up seemed the fastest way off. It worked out. Luckily. We knew we were pushing it. It seems pretty silly in retrospect. Skill, Luck and Determination came through for us.

I posted the tale in a TR so it doesn't get lost in the matrix that is squamish photos and stories. Sorry it is so late but i hope you will find that the extra time I spent on it is worth it.

http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Great-White-North-Angels-Crest-full-conditions-ascent/t11759n.html

bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:03pm PT
So back in June of this year I climbed my first multi pitch after 15 years on the couch, up this world class 13,000 ft. alpine peak the Yanks call a "crag" for some strange reason ....
Temple Crag 12,982 ft &#40;3,957 m&#41; - Astro Squatch South, Grade V...
Temple Crag 12,982 ft (3,957 m) - Astro Squatch South, Grade V 5.9 - June 15th 2012 BK & bmacd
Credit: bmacd

Things went well in spite of my rusty route finding skilz and my "fresh out of the box" TC Pros from Wilsons Eastside Sports that felt like a pair of alpine roller skates and only a single skinny 7.5 mm 60 meter cord. We established a classic new 2,000' line we called "Erotic Venusian Blind Nubian Princess Dancer" 5.14d R **

I even managed to have Bruce Kay safely back to our bivy site at Second Lake by 2:30 pm, just in time for his afternoon nap.
Second Lake bivy site
Second Lake bivy site
Credit: bmacd

He didn't like getting his picture taken very much
BK over the hill @3:00 pm
BK over the hill @3:00 pm
Credit: bmacd

My first Sierras route and I am hooked now. Many thanks to BK for the adventure !

The next Day BK soloed Cathedral and Matthes Crest. The day following that we climbed the reg route on Fairview Dome in 2.5 hours, after hiking halfway into Mt Conness and then bailing to Tenaya lake for a couple six packs on the beach pre-Fairview.

BK Version 2.0
BK Version 2.0
Credit: bmacd

Over 3,000 feet of rock & nearly 30 miles of hiking in three excellent days for two guys both over 50 years old.
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:11pm PT
If Bruce had a better pillow he wouldn't be so grumpy.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:12pm PT
Way to get after it Bruce's, those sierras are good drugs. I've seen that dude who's crying in the sleeping bag around town before. Gonna have to sneak up on him next time:-)


Edit- what temple route u guys do??
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 15, 2012 - 12:45am PT
Team Bruces - and not an Australian in sight!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 15, 2012 - 02:15am PT
Dueling Bruces.

Bada bing bing, bing bing, bing bing bing.

Cousin Blinky says you got a purty mouth.

;^)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 15, 2012 - 02:34am PT
Very nice report and photos Bruce!! That look from BK is classic! ;) sounds like you had good fun.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 15, 2012 - 09:54am PT
OMG.... you can see why my film career never took off. Bmacd kept taunting me about gondolas and I'd mock his sasquatchs but we agreed on one thing - No Poofters.

Hey Bruce I went back and did coness in September. Pretty good but not a real mountain. No mosquito's, Moss, Mud, cedars, glaciers, slide alder, devils club, old logging equipment, rednecks, sasquatchs, Ogopogos, shitty weather, cross border drug runners, Sledders or BCMCers so it hardly rates as a mountain but it was a pretty good rock climb,

oh..... forgot gondolas
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 15, 2012 - 12:33pm PT
Bruce, I dun keerected yer post to dat udder plitical tred for ya:

Bookworm and you will be happy to know that our right wing provincial government is doing its best to bleed our provincial parks system of the required funding and human resources it needs via lowering taxation of corporations and higher incomes and depending on wildly oscillating resource royalties, which of course they low ball to start with.

Sounds familiar? If you deliberately make it weak, you strengthen the case for an alternate system - privatization.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 15, 2012 - 12:36pm PT
touche`
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 15, 2012 - 02:24pm PT
Pretty good but not a real mountain. No mosquito's, Moss, Mud, cedars, glaciers, slide alder, devils club, old logging equipment, rednecks, sasquatchs, Ogopogos, shitty weather, cross border drug runners, Sledders or BCMCers so it hardly rates as a mountain but it was a pretty good rock climb,

This describes almost every mountain in the Sierra
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 15, 2012 - 09:01pm PT
Draft of Garibaldi Park management plan ammendments:

BC Parks has prepared a draft amendment to the 1990 Garibaldi Park Management Plan, focussed on the Spearhead area of the park.
In early 2012 BC Parks heard from the public, First Nations, and stakeholders on some key management questions related to the Spearhead area. BC Parks has taken all the feedback received into consideration in developing the draft management plan amendment. We are now seeking your input.

The draft plan amendment is available on the BC Parks website: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/planning/mgmtplns/garibaldi/garibaldi_mp.html


Please review the plan amendment and submit your comments by filling out the online questionnaire. The deadline for comments is January 10, 2013.

We are also hosting public open houses in Vancouver and Whistler:
Vancouver Open House - November 26, 2012
UBC Robson Square, Room C-150
800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Whistler Open House - December 6, 2012
Whistler Conference Centre, Room Garibaldi A
4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM



Notable is proposal for expanded hiking trails to proposed Spearhead hut system, opening selected trails to mountain biking, and continuing heliskiing permit in the Park.

Thats right, despite 68% respondents opposed continued heliskiing, BC Parks intends to extend the permits allowing it. Primary reason given is that they "significantly contribute to the local economy".

I don't dispute that, however they can continue to contribute outside the Park in thier existing crown land tenures just fine. Moot point.

Especially with the new gondolas....er, I mean hut system going in, the Heliskiing permit has outlived its welcome or need.

Voice up people! go online, fill in the opinion form and go to the public forum to express your opinion. Its just a draft so far.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 15, 2012 - 09:29pm PT
Thanks, Bruce. I wonder why there isn't a public meeting in Squamish?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 15, 2012 - 09:30pm PT
It would cut to far into their toilet paper budget
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Nov 16, 2012 - 12:17am PT
Yeah, that's very disappointing about the heli stuff. I had REALLY hoped that they'd phase it out. Maybe it's not too late. Fill in the comment forms, people. Deadline is Jan 10 but the sooner the better.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2012 - 12:54am PT
Whistler Blackcomb is a major player in the Heli Business.... They own Whistler Heli now... I very much doubt they are willing to let it go. It will be a hard road to fight. Especially with the current political climate.

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