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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?
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:35am PT
Brownie Bear in a state of child like wonder and he gazes upon the hea...
Brownie Bear in a state of child like wonder and he gazes upon the head wall above
Credit: Big brother
MH2

climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
MH2 now that you are retired krank meister are you heading down south to warmer climes like Rolf?


Sure! Me 'n' a group are gonna invade the man's Palm Springs peace 'n' quiet. Or at least road trip to the Richmond Oval.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 12:54pm PT
Not drywall! At least it's hanging and not taping!!!
MH2

climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
Just try to end up in the right State, Bruce.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Jan 27, 2013 - 12:15am PT
Hey RyanD
I enjoyed the bouldering promo which you posted a couple of days ago. Likely it fell mostly on deaf ears! In the interest of full disclosure, I should state that a couple of years ago, that's in 2011, waaaay baaaack in the Good Old Days, I spent a few weeks hanging out with some Pad People. They were interested to learn about the Vermin Minus Scale, which was new to them. That's the scale that goes from V0 down to V Minus10. This new scale allows for entry-level problems, for those unable/unwilling to heel-hook at shoulder height or higher. Very handy!

In return I learned several important lessons from them:

.....According to the North Face Climbing Team, [or one similar?] the bouldering in Tuzgle is supposedly the best so far discovered in South America. Hmmmmmm. There are several videos of Tuzgle on the web, but none of us, of course. Check 'em out

.....Bouldering pads make excellent wind-breaks, esp if it is your turn to cook supper, outside of course, you are at 4,000+ metres, it is the middle of winter, there is a minor hurricane blowing, and the wind-chill factor is around -200C.

.....Pad People are people too!

.....You can't teach an old dog new tricks. Actually I did know that one before.

So here's a few pix:
Pad People at play.  Los Gigantes, Argentina.
Pad People at play. Los Gigantes, Argentina.
Credit: hamie
Pad People on a lunch break.  Tuzgle, Argentina.
Pad People on a lunch break. Tuzgle, Argentina.
Credit: hamie
The locals were not impressed.  Tuzgle, Argentina.
The locals were not impressed. Tuzgle, Argentina.
Credit: hamie
Pad People on a quest.  Valle de las Rocas, Bolivia.
Pad People on a quest. Valle de las Rocas, Bolivia.
Credit: hamie
This is a mini Trigger Finger waiting to happen.
It's always a good idea to read the signs.
It's always a good idea to read the signs.
Credit: hamie
The sign is supposed to read "No Climbing. May fall [over]". That refers to the rock, not to you!
Good idea.
Good idea.
Credit: hamie
Cooking a delicious [?] supper with Simon.  The wind-chill factor was ...
Cooking a delicious [?] supper with Simon. The wind-chill factor was around -200C. Note bouldering pad being used as a wind-break.
Credit: Not me
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jan 27, 2013 - 11:31am PT
Cool pics Ham-wich!
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Jan 27, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
"The Dream", a Peder Ourom mega classic three pitch ice route. Looks like we've all been snoozing! That dosn't come in often and it came and went. The Dream is probably the finest ice route that ever forms around here.


Love your story about The Dream Bruce. I hadn't heard it in it's entirety. I've been told we may have inadvertently done the second ascent of it about four winters ago. We were scooped by another faster party approaching A Scottish Tale. In stead of waiting around for them to go up and down, since it's such a shooting gallery gully, we thrashed over to the right to kill some time playing on a little ice streak we'd seen over there on the approach.

After scratching our way up the first pitch to a surprise bolt anchor, we realized it may actually go higher than it originally appeared. The ice was thin and neither of us had climbed in a couple of seasons, so we managed to scare ourselves a bit silly scratching up a corner and chimney with ice not even thich enough to sink a stubby screw into. Luckily we'd brought a few cams and three pins, so each time we were just about to tuck tail and run, we'd get in something decent and talk our selves into checking out the next few metres.

We were both pleasntly surprised to discover what we had actually climbed when we got back down and looked in the guidebook. Later we were told that it may not have seen an ascent since it's FA eight or nine years previous. It rarely comes in, and when it does it's pretty short lived. I'd highly reccommend it if you ever see it form up again.

K
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
Hamie, awesome!

I enjoyed the bouldering promo which you posted a couple of days ago. Likely it fell mostly on deaf ears!

This isn't true. Nothing here falls on deaf ears. I thoroughly enjoy each and every contribution to this thread. It keeps me coming back and stoked on contributing!!


So thank you to everyone here!!
MH2

climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
Good stories Bruce and Kris.



Hamie,

Did you climb this one? I don't see any no climbing sign.
Or is it the same rock from another side?


brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Jan 27, 2013 - 02:02pm PT
Credit: brownie

the kid and I went lookin in our backyard for some tasty lines and found this finger crack, possibly a project for the next generation.

felt like v15 right off the ground..
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 27, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
Hamie, thanks! Looks like a killer bouldering trip you guys had BITD, looks like a pretty wild remote place, amazing rocks too! How did you find the change of pace on a pebble trip compared to an expedition style or cragging/wall type climbing trip?
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