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Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jan 10, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
I can't claim to be anything other than a model in that pic. It was taken by Ken Legg. A couple years later the slide made its way into my hands.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 10, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
Taht is you??????

HaHAHAHAHA !!!!

Nice pants! Nice Harness!! Steady focus - ooooooooooooo.....

Who's that foxy babe in back?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 10, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
Nice shoes!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 10, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
I remember Ken Legg! big tall guy. buddy of Rob Driscol. Where's he now?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
Haha Drew, outed! I knew u guys used to do some sketchy stuff but making your harness out of athletic tape just seems like a bad idea.
Edit- thanks Mike, would there be snow on top (could u top out?) or would it just be the first pitch that is doable, sorry I should just go check it out but like Anders I don't really do blackcomb, that & I'm lazy.
Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
Are folks still on for a wee get together tomorrow? Fish? Mike? Would he nice to see everyone
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
The dope on the spire is take a few Tcu's for the first 15 feet then bolts all the way. The top chain is set up so you can lower to the station without wallowing up into the snowy summit.

The first pitch is relentless 10 - 11 pet wall climbing. A bit stiff for mid winter but hang at will.

Do everyone a favor and fire in a bolt for the first moves.

Blue skies and fairly calm required, then its T shirts in the sun .

one 60 meter rope required to get off.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
Hey thanks Bruce, sounds awesome. Morning sun right? I'd love to fire a bolt in but me batteries are pretty good for 1 bolt each in summer temps so I'd be pretty f'in surprised if I could pick my nose with a 3/8 bit on top of Blackcomb in Jan. -maybe I could do my best Sid Cormier impression & smash some iron in there.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:49pm PT
The first pitch is relentless 10 - 11 pet wall climbing.

Sounds like a good place to practice dry tooling. It'd fit in with the industrial ambience, too.

Dru, nice period photo!

Anyone up for a gentle outing Saturday or Sunday?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
Yes Dru. Thanks cool pic.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
Industrial ambiance? You do lead a sheltered life don't you.


It would actually help if you had experience about that which you speak

Ryan - i have a drill for you
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
Perhaps for some, Blackcomb and Blackcomb Spire are untrammeled ƃuıʞɔnɟ wilderness. Not for me.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
Thanks Bruce, i'll let u know. If not this stretch of high pressure, sometime this winter for sure. We'll see how warm it gets, I just started to get feeling back in my fingers yesterday from pet last week.

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
who said anything about untrammeled wilderness? You called it industrial, which only shows that you don't have a clue. The Whole Blackcomb glacier drainage has no mechanization in it. You will hear nothing but muted and distant happy voices which perhaps you take exception to. Sure its all tracked out but so is Cerise creek on a good day. The Blackcomb glacier area is a very unique and special area that acts on a number of levels as a buffer or transition to the "more Wildernessy" Spearhead.

It is particularly special because it offers a real taste of quasi backcountry to quite a huge cross section of society. They absolutely love it and it dosn't cost them a grand per day.

Climbing on the spire is just a bit like climbing on the Eiger, listening to distant cow bells and happy skiers. No its not wilderness but neither is squamish.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
I preferred climbing and skiing in that area before it was developed. The fact that the land was later taken out of Garibaldi Park for private development without any real public process still ƃuıʞɔnɟ rankles.

I admit that I have tried the Blackcomb lifts. Once.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
how did you do that flip upside down thing?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
No its not wilderness but neither is squamish

Understatement of the year award for that one. Squamish is pretty much top-of-the heap for industrial-ambiance climbing. Been a long time since I've been in the country above and behind Whistler and Blackcomb, so I can't comment on that, but anybody who loves Squamish can hardly be bothered by any kind of pollution -- noise, human, industrial, whatever.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
Sure its all tracked out

Yes the areas that are accessible from the t bar but if you're willing to venture a little further there are plenty of amazing lines to ride in that valley that rarely get hit.

You can have the most amazing run of your life, while you look at tracked out runs across the valley.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
It must be winter because the entertainment factor of channel S is brimming. When it's an arctic outflow, you're allowed double portions of Special Kay each day.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
Ask t*r. She started it. I just copied and pasted.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1010150&msg=2040685#msg2040685

This week's cute trick, at least until CMac catches on. t*r should have saved it for April Fool's.
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