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supafly

Trad climber
vancouver, bc
May 4, 2013 - 08:05pm PT
^^ haha! it's impossible to take a photo in squamish without some powerlines :D
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
^^ yup... I stopped erasing them because, they are a part of squish too..
goldeneye

Social climber
May 4, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
speaking of Victor, here's a vid from awhile ago with him and few others.



MH2

climber
May 4, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
Some vid!
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
May 6, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Four of us went to Slhany on Sunday. The plan was to do Birds of the Sun as two parties of two. However my shoes were being resoled so I borrowed my wife's shoes for the day. She has big feet and wears a size bigger than me. I should have gone the MH2 route with wooly socks in the rockshoes. As it was I felt like my feet were flopping around in the borrowed shoes so I bailed after Eagles Domain.

Hiked up to the top in time to catch the boys finishing up Birds of Prey.
Apparently Birds of the Sun was
1) dirty
2) in the sun while the finish of BoP was shady

Here are some pics
Hoser at the crux of the pitch
Hoser at the crux of the pitch
Credit: Oplopanax

Hoser in the final chimney about to lunge for the jug
Hoser in the final chimney about to lunge for the jug
Credit: Oplopanax

Graham starting up the pitch with Squamish forest spread out in the ba...
Graham starting up the pitch with Squamish forest spread out in the background.
Credit: Oplopanax

Dugillian getting to the crux in a TOTALLY NO TILTED AT ALL ;&#41; photo
Dugillian getting to the crux in a TOTALLY NO TILTED AT ALL ;) photo
Credit: Oplopanax

After this we helped Graham kidnap a small boulder for his rock garden, ate some ice cream and slurpees, and then went to Murrin where it was shady enough to get one more route in. It was also a gong show of bad belay techniques so we washed our feet in the lake and got the hell out of Dodge.

Also, the Canucks lost again. Some things never change. Looks like Sharks in 4.
MH2

climber
May 7, 2013 - 12:33am PT
The Tragedy of the Commonwealth?




Not really. Everyone played nice. Our winter gym time has paid off and we are able to be around other people.

A lot more people know where The Reacharound is, too, now.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
May 7, 2013 - 01:38am PT
Hey Drew
Some nice shots. However I am curious about the trees in your "TOTALLY NO TILTED AT ALL" photo. Why are they growing at an angle of 50 degrees? Is that the result of a strong wind? or perhaps they are growing on a peculiar sidehill? or just because?
:) :) H.
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
May 7, 2013 - 01:48am PT
Bruce
Colin Mooreh..d is cleaning Milenium Falcon and rescrubbing my Sticky Fingers as the start, I belive a few great multipitch routes will begin from there.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
May 7, 2013 - 03:10am PT
Has anyone here been up to the Top Shelf, sounds like the find of the millenium. Pics?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 03:06am PT
Wow! Cool post Dru! Thanks! I've been super busy lately. Trying to maximize my last week of rehab, run a small business, and edit a story for a sweet rag is two full time jobs!

I dug these up for tar's killer thread last week but haven't even had a chance to put a proper post together yet..

Me digging out a crappy placement on sdr

Kieran Brownie photo

Get in there alien!

Kieran Brownie photo


Getting on the dirt ledge

Kieran Brownie photo
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 11:25am PT
Any one lucky enough to be climbing today??
MH2

climber
May 10, 2013 - 11:40am PT
Happy Days are Here Again


saa

climber
not much of a
May 10, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
Climbing today?

Yep. I climbed back into my bed at 7 am because
it was raining.

RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 10, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
Bruce is right, about top shelf that is.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 06:38pm PT
It's nice down here?
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
May 11, 2013 - 01:46am PT
Bruce, remember a guy named John Guest? I happen to work with him and he mentioned you...
Jimmer

Trad climber
Orland Park, IL
May 14, 2013 - 03:18pm PT
I remember happy days climbing at Squeamish with Hughie.

BTW, anyone interested in old Squamish or other Canadian guides should contact me. I am selling off my guidebook collection. I still have over 400. Shoot me an email and I can send you a list (jimmerson@earthlink.net)

Cheers
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
I've been sorting a few huge piles of mags that Mooser gave to Wayno for me recently.

This one is definitely a classic...

Keith Ried on the Split Pillar 10b

Kevin Mclane Photo

I flipped through it and low and behold there is a small article by Kevin with these pics,

Greg Foweraker on Burning Down The Couch 12a

Kevin Mclane photo

Dave Lane on Family Ties 13a

Kevin Mclane photo


Very cool mag. I'm hoping to have some nice cragging weather this weekend!

RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 15, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
Good stuff Mike, u got some gold in those mags there.

gf looking way honed there on the couch! Very cool.

Hey does anyone know what Dave Lane does or anything about him BITD? He seemed really prolific there for awhile judging by the # of classic pitches out there with him listed as the FA but you don't hear many stories about his endeavors, was he just a silent menace or what? Sure bagged a lot of classics.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
May 16, 2013 - 12:02am PT
Hey does anyone know what Dave Lane does or anything about him BITD?


Yes.
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