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RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
Haha Drew, outed! I knew u guys used to do some sketchy stuff but making your harness out of athletic tape just seems like a bad idea.
Edit- thanks Mike, would there be snow on top (could u top out?) or would it just be the first pitch that is doable, sorry I should just go check it out but like Anders I don't really do blackcomb, that & I'm lazy.
Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
Are folks still on for a wee get together tomorrow? Fish? Mike? Would he nice to see everyone
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
Hey thanks Bruce, sounds awesome. Morning sun right? I'd love to fire a bolt in but me batteries are pretty good for 1 bolt each in summer temps so I'd be pretty f'in surprised if I could pick my nose with a 3/8 bit on top of Blackcomb in Jan. -maybe I could do my best Sid Cormier impression & smash some iron in there.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:49pm PT
The first pitch is relentless 10 - 11 pet wall climbing.

Sounds like a good place to practice dry tooling. It'd fit in with the industrial ambience, too.

Dru, nice period photo!

Anyone up for a gentle outing Saturday or Sunday?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
Yes Dru. Thanks cool pic.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
Perhaps for some, Blackcomb and Blackcomb Spire are untrammeled ƃuıʞɔnɟ wilderness. Not for me.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
Thanks Bruce, i'll let u know. If not this stretch of high pressure, sometime this winter for sure. We'll see how warm it gets, I just started to get feeling back in my fingers yesterday from pet last week.

Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
I preferred climbing and skiing in that area before it was developed. The fact that the land was later taken out of Garibaldi Park for private development without any real public process still ƃuıʞɔnɟ rankles.

I admit that I have tried the Blackcomb lifts. Once.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
No its not wilderness but neither is squamish

Understatement of the year award for that one. Squamish is pretty much top-of-the heap for industrial-ambiance climbing. Been a long time since I've been in the country above and behind Whistler and Blackcomb, so I can't comment on that, but anybody who loves Squamish can hardly be bothered by any kind of pollution -- noise, human, industrial, whatever.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
Sure its all tracked out

Yes the areas that are accessible from the t bar but if you're willing to venture a little further there are plenty of amazing lines to ride in that valley that rarely get hit.

You can have the most amazing run of your life, while you look at tracked out runs across the valley.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
It must be winter because the entertainment factor of channel S is brimming. When it's an arctic outflow, you're allowed double portions of Special Kay each day.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
Ask t*r. She started it. I just copied and pasted.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1010150&msg=2040685#msg2040685

This week's cute trick, at least until CMac catches on. t*r should have saved it for April Fool's.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
sʎnƃ ʇı ǝlƃooƃ

;)
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:55pm PT
Sounds like Big Mike & Anders have joined anonymous, they are the only organization with the cyber abilities to do such crazy things.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
I thought you were their st rep Ryan? ;)
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 10, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
Yes, I've been to the McBride Range. On foot. Sometime must scan and post slides thereof.

The process whereby Whistler/Blackcomb took significant chunks out of Garibaldi Park, not just the Blackcomb Glacier but much more, began in the early 1970s. If we allowed ski areas to remove land from parks based on real or feigned claims of "public safety", we wouldn't have any parks. They remove the land to maximize their development, i.e. profit. Don't kid yourself.

Pretending that Blackcomb Glacier is still a provincial park in any real sense is absurd. It's hardly managed for conservation values, and I rather doubt that BC Parks has much say in what goes on there.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:22am PT
Is there some reason they couldn't have developed say Rainbow Mountain - outside the park - instead? Admittedly, when Whistler was first developed and opened in 1965/66, having a ski area adjacent to a park was seen as appropriate - although they wouldn't then remove land from the park. That cam in the 1970s, and up to 1991. But when they wanted to expand in the later 1970s, why couldn't they have done so on Rainbow instead?

Sure, downhill skiing fits a bit better in or beside a park than say strip mining or drag racing. But shouldn't the first question always be "is there somewhere reasonable outside the park where this can be done?"
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:32am PT
Paul, Mike, other people wanting to catch up...wanna do it at the Spew Pub since my house is really messy and I can't be shagged putting things away for another week at least.

I'll be home from work around 6.30. Meet after 7?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:53am PT
Is there any protected area which you consider off-limits to development? If so, why? Or must money always have its way?

a dyed in the wool old crusty BCMCer Those annoying people who we can thank for there being a park in the first place, you mean? Sort of like your dad?
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:56am PT
The only vegetation I see in that pic is on your face Drew,brave lad for posting that. Now how about some of you Jim B back in the day wearing your coke bottle glasses?

This is a great vid,enjoy http://vimeo.com/57013156
I heard a rumour that the 5000th poster gets a free pair of rock shoes from Big Mike,size 18.
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