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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
Anders. Bruce is right, Rainbow isn't a ski resort. The terrain just isn't there + it's our watershed man! There was a rumour that al reign had plan going for it but it never came out.

As to the extension and the politics around it you can always count on the government to do the right thing for their pocketbook. It is unfortunate, but we see it time and time again.

It is fortunate however for skiers and snowboarders, who realistically would be using the terrain anyways. Remember the Flute expansion only came after those snowboarders from Vancouver knocked off a huge chunk of cornice with one of the guys riding it as it fell. It ended up splashed all over the front page with pictures and everything.

If its accessible with a short hike and you can ride back to the lift, then it should be avalanche controlled because idiots go anyways and they know nothing.

A couple seasons back, whistler Blackcomb altered its early season avalanche control policies. They decided not to perform AC on spanky's or harmony ridge or any "area boundary" which would in normal conditions be considered inbounds. This policy resulted in at least two avalanche deaths, one in spanky's and one in secret chute aka negative chutes on harmony. The worst part about the one in harmony was my friends and I had been to that exact chute the week before and it went on us. My friend cut it and all the snow left the slope. We went around and he had to down climb with his skis on. We warned patrol that area was sketchy and suggested they do AC before opening it again. They didn't.

Point is, it might not be what you wanted, but it was inevitable and necessary.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
No not like my Dad. He was a BCMCer, not a crusty fatuous turd BCMCer. There is a difference and I'd know - I've met them all.

Funny you should mention him. He was an Engineer who while wrking with Bob Maclellan designed and installed the lifts up at Cypress, in a BC Park I do believe, along with some other lifts and trams here and there. I actually heard him and saw letters to the ed regarding opposition to the garibaldi park boundary issue but I can't recall the exact issue for him. However I do remember us all going up to ski at whistler more than once and if memory serves he never once elected to stay in the car all day moaning to himself.

An obvious choice for a more nuanced application of wilderness purity would be the interface zones between urban mayhem and tranquil peacefull wilderness. The skihills for instance or Shannon Falls. The 98% of the rest of Garibaldi park likely deserves the more pure treatment.

I know what you're getting at - firm rules mean no alterations for the wrong reasons. But they also mean no alterations for the right reasons. How about the proposed power line right of way through pinecone Burke? How about the proposed tunnel? Thats way out there wilderness and god knows sooner or later we need to replace fossil fuels...... are you going to just have a hissy fit and say no just because the rule book says so? Or should there be a reasoned and accountable process to think it through and weigh the cost benefit?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
jesus Tami get a grip.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
What did I miss?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 10, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
jesus Tami get a grip.

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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2013 - 12:01am PT
Harry does anyone really want my old shoes? ;)
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:09am PT
I'm so confused. say wha?




Yur all on acid.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:42am PT
Uh oh. Sorry to break it up.

The pet.
The pet.
Credit: RyanD

Credit: RyanD

Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:45am PT
Oh yeah. Imma go there this weekend. Pinch a pebble.

Umm, high of -1 this weekend, meybe not then.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 11, 2013 - 01:03am PT
Relic! Hit me up in the pebs! Check this topo for boulders with winter sun from 10-2, right when the grand gets light if u got any skin left, might be some leaves but I think there's a few brushes up there.



midsummers eve boulders descriptions

midsummers eve boulders topo
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jan 11, 2013 - 07:48am PT
I think Anders needs to rent some fat skiis, head up to W/B, and tag along with the crew for a day in downhill meca. Sure I would rather ride my bike but I've tagged along up there and it's OUTSTANDING. It makes Rainbow look like Mt. Washington.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 11, 2013 - 08:48am PT
Ok I'm well rested and the steam has all leaked out of my head.

Winds are calm and the skies are blue - anybody up for the crag?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 11, 2013 - 09:12am PT
Aaaarrerrrrgh I wish.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 11, 2013 - 10:40am PT
I think you guys might like this. A bunch of photos from a trip up Mighty mouse with Andrew Boyd

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=766511&tn=160#msg2041222
gf

climber
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
Anders and I have made plans to ski sometime this winter. Most likely no lifts involved, but there will be motorized vechicles-but i'm sure we'll car pool -oh wait, thats' what my downhill mtb friends call shuttling-I've got to stop making plans with MH, he's in the same category of sinner!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Gf when are you back? Bruce, nice pics! Cragging? Hmm...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
Anders, I think I have time Sunday maybe?

Still trying to figure out what I wanna do for beers tonight.. It's gonna be an early morning so ill only be able to have one.....
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
Yes, it's true. The Greg One and I have a playdate to go schralping in the gnar powpow sometime soon. (Hopefully he'll explain what that involves beforehand, if only so that I can be prepared.) Probably somewhere not very novel or challenging. I've managed to prevail upon him to compromise his principles to the extent of using an infernal combustion powered vehicle for the approach, but it will otherwise be as ideologically pure an adventure as is feasible.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 11, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
but it will otherwise be as ideologically pure an adventure as is feasible.

Not so fast, oh Sanctimonious One: Where do you think the plastic grips on your ski poles were made? Probably in a sweatshop in some third-world country.

Ideological purity isn't really available any more. So just sit back, enjoy the ride up on the lift, and then shred.
gf

climber
Jan 11, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
Big Mike -i'm back monday and only in town for 6 days then off for a bit of work in america, a bit of wine drinking and cragging in bishop and then a bit of surfing. -psyched to slide on the white with you later this winter though!
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