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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2012 - 04:20am PT
I thought everyone might enjoy these pics I took last week.

What lake is this?





Notice the snowcats at work.



Alright alright.. Back on topic. Here are some shots that are shockingly similar to the Iphone versions I put up on our funarama day a couple weeks ago. They are wider and I think they have better colour.

Funarama Crag




Sandra rapping of squatter's rights with the sheriff's badge prominent in the background.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 25, 2012 - 11:40am PT
Green Lake.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2012 - 11:57am PT
MH for the win!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2012 - 07:35pm PT
Cloggin' da feed!

Everyone was at the bluffs today!!

Jim Sinclair hangin with Kyle

Peder has his Ushba but managed not to use it much...



Ryand and Kieran were chillin with Luke.



I even saw bearbreeder and mh2 at one point!!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 26, 2012 - 08:43pm PT
Jimmy Sinclair duzzn't look a year older, well, okay maybe 1, then when I first met him the summer of 1977. That's SICK !!! Whattiz IN that tobacco he smokes? :-) ?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2012 - 08:56pm PT
Ryand got on Crime of the Century











He sent it. First time he's gotten the redpoint I believe?


Luke and Rick chillin on the benches.


Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Nov 26, 2012 - 09:18pm PT
Damn you guys shoulda gave me a ring..................
2:30 pm today this happened
2:30 pm today this happened
Credit: Relic
I was in the boulders. Dang.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 26, 2012 - 10:22pm PT
Cool Photos Big Mike! Except I'm a ghost in that one of me an Kieran?? Real fun day good to see a bunch of supertopropers & lurkers out there.

Big deal drinking at 230 Relic, your a grown up, should be doing that everyday. Luke is just a kid & look at him, at the crag he was drinking beer & eating roast beef curtains with Yorkshire & gravy at noon today, chasing the whole deal with rapid fire joints. I woulda been black out too but had to drive to whistler after climbing :-)

Forest dry?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2012 - 10:35pm PT
Ya Relic! Call me next time you in town buddy!!

Peder's mountaineers coil.




Kieran on Power Windows 11a


He took a couple small whips on the first bolt.


On the runout aret.



Jim was unimpressed by our lack of ground anchors and helmets..
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 27, 2012 - 12:30am PT
MIke.........it's how ya coil a rope.


So?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 27, 2012 - 01:00am PT
Oh Tami, you're even more behind the times than I am. No one coils anymore. They just stuff it into a big purse like instrument called a rope burrito. The "mountaineers coil" is now reserved for costume parties and Anders 60th birthday.

The "ground anchor" was a new one to me so I googled it. Sure enough it is now mandatory for all outdoor enthusiasts. Big Jim is up on it due to its applications in securing deck chairs, rope burritos and coolers (eskies down undah ) at the base of the crag

Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 27, 2012 - 01:13am PT
So if I went to the crag now and coiled my rope I'd get the stuffin' knocked or picked out of me as though I had burst a large boil into someone's beer?


Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 27, 2012 - 01:26am PT
Absolutely. Nothing says "1970" so much as a coiled rope.


Except maybe a hip belay or calling your ATC a Stich plate. Or complaining about gondolas.

Perhaps a nice red swami, painters pants and a bandana.


Yup maybe its best you run everything by your kids before you hit the crags next there Tami!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 27, 2012 - 02:19am PT
Hahahaha.. Coils have fallen out it seems. Some nasty rumor about them causing the rope to twist and kink. The kids these days use butterfly coils typically... Rope bags are a nice cragging option too...

It was the day for Crime redpoint attempts it seems and Kyle went for his.





He squeaked it out.




Then Marc Andre cruises up with his shoes and chalk bag and calmly jumps on it...


It was the first time he fourth classed it.

He got Kyle to leave up his rope so he could swing over the wet patch to penny lane and finish up. Then he had to get down somehow so he broke out the duffersitz







LOL Marc you only did it because I mentioned it before the solo didn't you!! :)

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 27, 2012 - 02:44am PT
Oh ya Bruce those bluescreews look handy!!!



















LOL!!!!!!!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 27, 2012 - 02:47am PT
Mike, bringin it back to life here. More nice shots, I like the one of Kieran on the face of power windows, very nice thirds. Hopefully we'll see u guys back there tomorrow.

Nice one Kyle!

Edit- Bruce & Tami I'll bring you both up to speed on the newest RCD(rope carrying device), at the sport cliff lately it seems that large reusable bags from trendy stores like Lulu or Ikea have proven to be the most efficient- & cool way to carry your rope. These are often anchored down as well to stop dogs & strollers from knocking them over & spilling the chord everywhere.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Nov 27, 2012 - 10:22am PT
What a great Sunday Monday combo at penny, lots of familiar faces, lots of proud sends, and in my case lots belay pump (I'm so light, I get a good pump on just holding the rope).

I have my doubts as to whether the bear even left the crag Sunday night. A creature like peder moves on instinct; like if he keeps telling me and Kieran he might donate us his pin rack, we'll keep belaying him.
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Nov 27, 2012 - 11:03am PT
Damn, wish I had known sh#t was going down, I'd have come up. Bastards didn't message me! Instead, I was busy trying to kill myself on the icy death slopes at Cypress.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 27, 2012 - 11:22am PT
Some nasty rumor about them causing the rope to twist and kink

Thats how it starts. Some nasty rumor and the next thing you know its off to the history books for you. Funny how it never kinked before. You think Mammut and the rest of the cartel got together and put a special twist in there? Thats my guess. Same with the hip belay. You can't sell many Grigri's if a recumbent and half asleep hip does the trick. Lucky for them climbing went mainstream and through careful manipulation by the multinational corporate climbing schools and those propagandist indoctrinating how to manuals low tech went the way of the Edsel.

It all started with the Willans

edit : good to see Young Marc is bucking the trend..... or is that bunching his shorts? Nothing quite like a good dulfersitz to remove hair from your chest, and a few other places
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Nov 27, 2012 - 12:16pm PT
That's classic Special Kay.
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