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Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Jan 24, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
Those suggestions of other product to include are duely noted for the next time around, if there is one. For this year we are limited to bolts, hangers, anchor setups, drill bits and steel gym bieners for sport anchor lower-offs.

(I can't imagine the day when MEC sells wire brushes and crowbars!)

K
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 24, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
I can't imagine the day when MEC sells wire brushes and crowbars!

I had originally included crowbars in my list of suggested items, but took it out in fear that Anders might die of an apoplectic seizure trying to reply.

[Disclaimer: I admit it. Not only have I used crowbars in the creation of new rock climbs, I loved it. My favorite crowbar belongs to a friend. It's a four-footer, that weighs a ton. But man, the things we've pried loose!]
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jan 24, 2013 - 10:06pm PT
Dear NateDogOG,

The last picture of me suffering from hungrrr is Tyler's Dihedral, a 5 star problem in the North Walls. If you are of shorter stature, you must do a double handed dyno to that shelf I am grabbing. It is sports action supreme to watch little ones on it.

RyanD very elequently described my near death by hunger experience but forgot to mention the other reason I decided to abort mission mid mantle at the top...

My hand got cold!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 24, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
Having been down there, wouldn't you agree that Wa pass is a really fantastic family alpine destination? We should go try it out this coming summer man!

Let me know when you're planning to head south.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jan 25, 2013 - 12:42am PT
Two for two Bruce, Cutthroat peak, that pic is from 1983 on the west ridge route. Went back with my first wife in 1992 and did a route on the south face and I assured her the descent down the west ridge was casual. Well the intervening 9 years had been filled up with a lot of peaks and a lot of smoke and my recollection of the difficulty of the descent was dodgy at best. She had not done any alpine rock climbing and it was quite scary for her on the descent then when we reached the first rappel it went from 25c and sunny to thunderstorm,cold, wind and snow, full on epic. We did have our little Kway jackets but that was about it. Needless to say I was not a very popular guy for the rest of the trip.

It definitely is a spectacular area with that highway giving so much easy access to so many amazing peaks. Funny enough I have done more alpine along that highway than I have up around your area Bruce.
Did you ever check out the steep 200` cliff below the Liberty Bell lookout. In 1989 we got kicked off when I was rappelling it.I did see some bolts and lots of potential, after that I heard they banned climbing on it but it looked spectacular. I will see if I can find a video clip of it.
I`d love to head down this summer with Ghost as our liason officer as it is his country now. I`ve never done the ridge on Mt Triumph.
MH2

climber
Jan 25, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
I think Bryan Burdo bolted a route on that crag under the memorial to the North Cascades highway. Then the route was removed by the USFS.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 25, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
Good burgers and Pizza down at that little town too.

We often go to Winthrop (that little town) for dinner during or after trips to Washington Pass. Funny little place, with some psuedo-Wild West tourist trappings. On one of those dinner excursions we thought we'd maybe somehow been transported to another dimension, because parked in front of the restaurant we were headed for were four shiny new Ferarris and a Di Tomaso Pantera.

That is not a sight you see every day in tiny little towns in Eastern Washington.
browniephoto

climber
bc
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
ryanD showing the rest of us how it's done on the pebbles..
ryanD showing the rest of us how it's done on the pebbles..
Credit: browniephoto
Credit: browniephoto

more to come..
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jan 25, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
In the world!
In the world!
Credit: thekidcormier

I'm gonna punch the next book that lies to my face. Yeah, show it who's boss.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2013 - 04:21pm PT
Silly propaganda! Like this I found while looking for Dave and Tamis film

brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Jan 25, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
that video lacks continuity, she was clearly roped in during her climb so where is the 2nd when she is soaking in the view??
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 25, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
Anybody know who the climber chiqua is in the clip ?


Yeah, it's a bit goofy c'os there's no apparent second and the Grand is now one pitch only.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
Funny.. I wondered the same thing!! ;)
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jan 25, 2013 - 11:31pm PT
Isn't the Rock of Gibraltar limestone?

Or maybe I'm thinking of the one Billy Davidson climbed in the Rockies.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 25, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
I'm gonna punch the next book that lies to my face. Yeah, show it who's boss.

Yeah, Luke, I have no idea where that nonsense started, but you should definitely kick sh#t out of any book that reprints it.

Here's a shot of the biggest chunk of granite I've personally ever seen. Almost exactly 7,000 ft from base to summit. And it was surrounded by thousands -- yes, literally thousands -- of other lumps bigger than the Squamish Chief. And I know there are plenty of even bigger granite lumps that I haven't seen. But try telling that to your local Chamber of Commerce.

Mt. Odin. Arctic Circle marker in foreground
Mt. Odin. Arctic Circle marker in foreground
Credit: Ghost
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:07am PT
Anybody know who the climber chiqua is in the clip ?

It's Amy Chernoff. I think she still lives in town, although I havn't seen her around in a few years.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:34am PT
whoa - are you saying that spur in the middle is 7000 feet? Thats a big route! Anybody climbed it? Thats in the weasel valley isn't it?

Yes, it's Mt. Odin. Base is about 200 feet above sea level, and summit is over 7K. The smaller thing on the left is about 4,500. (Which, for the mathematically challenged Californians who occasionally visit this thread, is about one-and-a-half-times the height of El Cap.)

Odin is pretty much the easiest-to-get-to peak on Baffin Island, and there are some moderate routes to the summit, but it is so f*#king off-the-charts huge that most people just pretend they haven't seen it and roll on up the valley to things that humans can understand.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 26, 2013 - 01:42am PT
I bought Mark Synnott's Baffin Island guide book from a clearance bin at MEC. It's a real work of love for an incredible place.

I wish the bean counters of our MEC would return the variety of books available to their rightful place instead of only promoting "how to" books as the only relevant form of literature.
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Jan 26, 2013 - 02:52am PT
Looks like I have to seriously ramp up my training schedule....

Problem is Lance Armstrongs doctor has not been returning my phone calls
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jan 26, 2013 - 03:33am PT
MH2 now that you are retired krank meister are you heading down south to warmer climes like Rolf?
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