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Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
Cloud layer huh Bruce? Is that what you say to keep the tourons away? It was so nice in Squamish today. The Grand Wall boulders was the place to be. Sending temps.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2013 - 11:11pm PT
Yup.. Pretty cloudy. I called you Bruce but to no avail.. ;)

We warmed up on Mousetrap, Jermey's new 5.7 number left of corner crack. Kyle wanted the lead so I obliged. I led it this summer and it was his first time on it.

Kyle led the Flake too but I was belaying so no pic. After I took down the climb I got Kyle to send up my jacket so I could take a few pics and he decided he wanted to solo cornflakes.

Kyle on Cornflakes 5.7







Bearbreeder was there too and he was leading flying circus.

Bearbreeder on Flying Circus 10a
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jan 13, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
Wait, Cornflakes is 5.7 now?

That route has been 3rd class since the 70s.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2013 - 12:04am PT
Mclane has it at 5.6, it's 5.7 in Bourdon's new book. Definetly an excellent 3rd class prospect.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 14, 2013 - 12:13am PT
And that breeder of bears duzzn't like pro.................
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 14, 2013 - 12:30am PT
Yeah fun day in the boulders!
Cool photos!
Anyone know if there's snow on the ground in hope?
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jan 14, 2013 - 12:31am PT
Not sure if it was the egg roles or the acid but my trip to the koots was outstanding.

Posted afew pics of the main event at .

http://www.thekidcormier.blogspot.com
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2013 - 12:37am PT
Eric's last peice is at his feet Tami...
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 14, 2013 - 01:11am PT
Wait, Cornflakes is 5.7 now?
That route has been 3rd class since the 70s.

What he said. We used to down solo it as a way off the top of that crag. Pretty cool sideways tunneling at one point.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jan 14, 2013 - 01:28am PT
ya Cornhole Flakes is 5.7 now ever since the crux hold broke. Not the first crux, the fourth one where you grab that big flake thing. It shifted a little making it desperate and off-balance. I think the hand crack shrunk too or maybe I'm just a fatty.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jan 14, 2013 - 01:32am PT



Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC

Jan 13, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
ya Cornhole Flakes is 5.7 now ever since the crux hold broke. Not the first crux, the fourth one where you grab that big flake thing. It shifted a little making it desperate and off-balance. I think the hand crack shrunk too or maybe I'm just a fatty.


+1000

Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jan 14, 2013 - 01:43am PT
Mike, look at the 2nd pic of Kyle on Cornholio(DEATH) Flakes. Does that look 5.7 to you? DOES IT PUNK??????

UHHHHUHH NOOOOOOPE.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2013 - 03:05am PT
I love the reactions I get to the funny grades I find in the books ;)
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 14, 2013 - 04:57am PT
Hey Mike, did I ever tell ya how much I enjoy yer pics. I also like your way with words.

Cheers again bro on a great thread.

I always come back and I am never disappointed.

Of course, all you other hosers make it real.

Most of you Frosties have already made the Shift.

Go ahead, roll yer eyes, I just been drinking.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jan 14, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
My first time for that climb was a few decades ago and it's still quite fresh in my grey matter. I ran into Perry one day in the bluffs as we were both soaking up as many routes as possible. He talks me into health hazard, assuring me it's not too bad. I'd looked at that pitch on and off for years but somehow always heard and thought it to be very reachy. Perry's arms could probably span a full size domestic pick-up but I'm more like an import. Anyway, up I go with lots of encouragement from the Chief at the base. I survived, but it was reachy. Good thing I had faith in him having faith.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Wayno- Thanks man! Hoping you're gonna find some time to visit this winter!


Unless its cloudy then forget it, I'll move on to my other resolution to renew my relationship with taverns and beer, which I have neglected of late due to a woefully miss directed focus on health and fitness

LOL!! Good to see you have your proities straight Bruce! :)

Hamish- Thanks for the story! Would you be surprised to find out it sports a few shiny bolts these days? probably not.



I actually bothered editing some of my Iphone photos for a change..


Kyle on the way up from the loop trail





Sometimes things aren't as they appear....


It's actually pretty funny because Bearbreeder is very fond of good pro :)


These ones weren't going on the web without a watermark...















After a quick Kangaroo session we headed over to the Grand Wall Pebs to meet up with the gang.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jan 14, 2013 - 10:43pm PT
A few bolts? Oh geeze, I hope I'm remembering the right climb. I was talking about the climb up the arete, but it only had two bolts at the most. The funniest part is if one were to sift through the Chief's rack for work, you'd find many sandbags, as weights.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
Yup you are. There are still only two. I wasn't sure if there were any back in the day.

Sandbags eh? Did you guys play practical jokes with them or what ;)
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 14, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
I wouldn't know - I put them all in my friend's packs for safekeeping, and have no idea what they did with them.

[Add: Harry, didn't you get some film of me in a climbing competition at Cliffhanger once?]
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
Sandbagging, literally.. ;)
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