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Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jan 20, 2013 - 11:33pm PT
Good thing Anders and Tricouni didnt't go gully climbing today. It was thunderously loud while we were in the north wall boulders. All sorts of falling death chunk sounds eminating from the chief shaking off it's debris.

Beauty day in there.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2013 - 01:00am PT
The ice was coming down today for sure! Loud rumbles did indeed eminate from the chief's walls and the last one around 5:30 or so was quite significant!!

Sunset was pretty sweet..
Kieran ordered this effect just for my birthday ;&#41;
Kieran ordered this effect just for my birthday ;)
Credit: Big Mike
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2013 - 02:19am PT
Ok so who's truck is this! ;)


Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Jan 22, 2013 - 11:48am PT
Where the heck did you find that???
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
Just across the road from hot cherry bend over! In the bluffs.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jan 22, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
Looks inviting Bruce, nice pics. If your over 50 you should be able to display a handicapped sticker on your sled to avoid the wrath of Khan. Pleasure to meet you the other day.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 22, 2013 - 04:14pm PT
Sweet pix BK.

Where did you park the sled ? By the knob on the ridge ? Or didja go right up to the ridge that comes off Daltons Dome? :-)

Is that route you did on the n side of Daltons? I thought Serl did the FA.
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Jan 22, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
DK and BK in it to win it!
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Jan 22, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
Nice climb you guys !
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 23, 2013 - 12:29am PT
Perhaps all snowmobiles should display a "disabled" sticker.

Be careful what you say Anders, I've got some friends who don't take kindly to talk like that...

After we finish sledding and shooting, let's go build a gondola, okay?
After we finish sledding and shooting, let's go build a gondola, okay?
Credit: Ghost
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Jan 23, 2013 - 01:42am PT
Hey , I know that truck. Years back I put up a “stellar” 11+ crack and face climb near that truck, another one of my "Nebulous "routes. I gave the honor of naming my fabulous creation to my buddy Ian. He found a golf range ball and old LP record in that tow truck.

He named the route “ Range Ball Record Wrecker”. ...... Never let your friends name your routes!

Some potential for a couple more routes there and a rescrub of RBWR would be great. Bring a chain saw and cut the nasty alder in front of the crag.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Jan 23, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Hey BK. Looks like a fun route, although 9 pitches is a bit excessive. That's enough for 3 ice climbs.
With a sled you could access Blue Angel. We always dreamed about getting in there.

Last week Brad and I went to Enterprise, a few kms north of Slocan City.

WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!
The following post contains 'finicky details' and other 'minutiae'. Those averse to either/both should now turn their attention elsewhere.

Ice climbing is far from my favourite activity, and most years I manage to avoid it. Last week my main climbing partner Brad phoned to tell me that Enterprise was "in", and we were going the next day. Brad is 6'4", 155 and a local bouncer who does not understand the word "No".

The approach was brutal, the worst winter approach ever. Criss-crossed windfall followed by a boulder field, both covered in about two feet of loose snow. Oh, and steep too. Contrary to reports, the ice was brittle and the top third was not formed enough to take screws, so we resorted to using a top-rope. How lame is that? Brad did three laps, while one was more than enough for me. There were mushrooms and cauliflowers aplenty, a veritable vegan's feast, with multiple chandeliers providing the ambience. I have always contended that chandeliers should be called celery, to maintain the theme!

Enterprise, Jan 2013.
Enterprise, Jan 2013.
Credit: Brad

Please note that I am wearing a thick sweater and a puffy jacket under my parka, [I have done this activity before], and am not quite as fat as I appear--but close.

Photo by Brad. Sorry, no bad-ass video.

Carry on.

MH2

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
Tasteful colour ensemble and eloquent smile.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
Non-black pants are back in style again so that's worth something.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 24, 2013 - 02:03am PT
Attaboys fer both Hamish 'n' Bruce.

I'm soooooo blown after fukkin' 10hrs of teaching circus. Yeahhhhh.........at least the easiest kids were the last.


Shout out to dugullian for his lovely daughter who makes my day with her cute cute smile & the little group of mischievous she trains with. Yey for fabulous kids.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 24, 2013 - 03:20am PT
Bruce that looks awesome!

I don't know why you guys mess around on those little pebbles when there's dragons like this to slay.

To answer your question I'd love to slay a dragon like that but have no idea how the hell those ice tool things work! Looks like fun though. And I think you're right, you have no idea why we mess around on those pebbles -but I'd love to show you sometime.


This kind of explains why:

Adolfo bearing down.
Adolfo bearing down.
Credit: RyanD

Nate crushing
Nate crushing
Credit: RyanD

Relic sighting
Relic sighting
Credit: RyanD

The moves! You can do moves on perfect rock in the boulders that you never could or would dream of doing when your on the rope. You are climbing cruxes all day! This can be useful when you do run across those impossible feeling moves on a rope. & For those of you that think bouldering is not serious, immediately after the above photo was taken Relic realized his safety was at immediate risk- he had not eaten anything for close to 2 hrs. He did the right thing & from his strenuous half mantel position above the pads he stated to us in a low moan "I'm hungry". As his loyal spotters we knew the situation was dire so we stacked up all 9 crashpads & let him know it was safe to drop the 6 feet to the ground. As soon as he hit the deck I administered a gluten free granola bar and we all crossed our fingers, begging him not to die. With each bite his symptoms started to improve luckily & the rest of the group realized how close a call that had been.
MH2

climber
Jan 24, 2013 - 10:14am PT
Dire! He'll be harder for it, though.
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Jan 24, 2013 - 10:51am PT
Not this Nate. And that last problem looks like fun, what is it?
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jan 24, 2013 - 10:55am PT
I'm just curious, do you guys have a battery powered toaster oven to un-freeze your fingers on that frigid rock. It's the one thing that this body can't handle anymore,it's a recipe for finger injury, at least for this old fart.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 24, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Arguing about bouldering vs alpinism is so last century. In fact, even in the last century some of us had moved to the next level -- a combination of bouldering and alpinism in which the true summit can only be attained by bouldering.

You want proof? Look at this shot of Don Serl, taken just after he surmounted the final boulder...



That last move had to be at least V15+, and that was at a time when the so-called best boulderers in the world were struggling to attain V11
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