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gf

climber
Jan 8, 2013 - 04:17am PT
Perry
Such a cool story-thanks for posting that up. It links in with a recent train of thought with some fellow misfits around a beach fire sharing a grill cheese and sucking back a beer after an afternoon boxing day session at Jordan River-after giving me sh#t for misspending my youth (and a good chunk of my middle age) lashed to some obscure piece of stone, we started to share the common thread of discovering a life affirming calling in ones youth and how the sheer coolness of all the opportunities presented stretch before one like an unbending horizon. Not that I still don't get that stoke, but it isn't quite as wide-eyed-your story gave me a great jolt of that memory.
Anyhow
Allow me to contribute a bit more on the "Wet behind the ears" stories on hamish -hopefully he'll bust out that scanner of his and post up a shot of him practicing his big wall skills at oh, age 11 -on a metal clothesline pole in his parents backyard!
I'll always remember hamish calling me up in full frantic mode-he'd left his dads framing hammer (excellent for pounding pitons don't you know) at the local crag. I think I said something along the lines of "start mowing" no doubt imagining the miles of lawn mowing ahead of the poor bastard.
gf

climber
Jan 8, 2013 - 04:18am PT
Bruce -it was actually Ton deGroot -he was from the island, and perry is spot on -he was a crusty son of a buck
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jan 8, 2013 - 09:33am PT
That's at Sunny Knob, Greg.
Great story Perry! I'd love to hear how you started Tricouni?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 8, 2013 - 10:07am PT
Cool story perry, & cool perspective gf. Are u from the plateau Perry? Or comox? I got a group of friends that grew up on forbidden plateau rd, wild men- the whole lot of em'!

Really cool how u guys pursued climbing with so many unknown aspects- I would have loved to have learned to climb as a kid but it was so enigmatic that I would have had no idea where to begin. I kind of knew what it was but it didnt really exist growinv up. Luckily I moved to whistler for powder & hedonism when I was 18 & after a few years in the smog I decided to take the southern route back to Kamloops, on the way back to moms fridge I went thru Squamish for the first time & I knew upon seeing the place that I had to learn how to climb. It took a few more years but finally I got an opportunity to go. Phew!

hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jan 8, 2013 - 10:38am PT
I climbed in Victoria during ages 11 and 12 before ever making it to the big time in Squampton. It seemed my brain was consistent with my size, both tiny. When I finally saved enough money for a rope, I promptly cut it in half so I would have two. When I eventually made it to the real cliffs on the mainland I had some explaining to do. Tough learning curve.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 11:00am PT
Classic tales guys!! I love that you guys grew up on the island too! I'm a Campbell River transplant! ;)


Hamish I guess you learned how to pass a knot early in your career? ;)
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:12am PT
ouch . Nothing worse than passing a knot, especially as a wee one.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:14am PT
I've always said the best way to avoid passing a knot is to just not eat one in the first place.

I've always said that.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:28am PT
I bet Hamish always said that too.

After he finally caught on to the link anyway.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 11:34am PT
Damn Bruce, we need to get you the official court jesters hat! ;) only 189 more quips till rolfr's 5000 speech! ;)
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 11:40am PT
Its all remarkably low hanging fruit.

I look up, I see, I reach up and pluck.















































or maybe its just the acid
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 11:53am PT
You're on a acid regimen? That does explain a few things ;)
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jan 8, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
There's a few more start up stories from other regulars that I'd love to hear still.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jan 8, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
If you got some for sale ill take a bakers dozen
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
I did mine awhile back no? Maybe I'll go dig it up...
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Jan 8, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
I was 6 years old and in prison on extortion, terrorism and conspiracy convictions, climbed the fence out of Aggasiz maximum security and never looked back

So up yours you lightweight sons of bitches !
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
oh come on Bruce. Thats so well known at this point. What else you got?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
What about your Origins bk? I realize after looking back that I've told mine in bits and
pieces so I will have to give it a proper treatment..
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 8, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
When I started climbing at Squamish, p'terodactyls still nested on the Chief.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 8, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
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