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Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Jan 24, 2013 - 04:26pm PT
It's not free gear handed out like candy by the CASBC Anders. It's just quality equipment at a bit of a discount. It's no different than buying a jacket that's on sale. "Wait a minite there, that jacket was sold for hiking! You can't walk your dog with it!"

It's more of a shout out (tip of the hat) to those willing to develope new routes. Thanks for what you do, now here's a bit of a break on the price of good bolts and such.

K
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 24, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
hardly warrants the tenor of ghost's post.

Tenor? Who you calling a tenor? I'm a baritone.
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Jan 24, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
The CASBC is not supplying anything to anybody. They merely brokered an arrangement that will allow folks who already buy this stuff to now buy it at a slightly better price.

It's not like MEC has any rules or certifications required to purchase bolts. If you don't want to save a few bucks on fixed hardware this year then don't participate. Personally, I'm going to scrape together enough cash to try and stock up for the next few years, just in case this opportunity isin't put forward again.

(Written with no disrespect or maliciousness intended)

Kris
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 24, 2013 - 05:22pm PT
Bruce Kay and I have our eyes on a bunch of lines on the Apron.


jeezuz ghost I'm already up shitcreek in MH's book. Besides I really only want to retro Anders Bum. You can do all the apron stuff.

(written with all due tongue firmly welded in cheek intent)
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 24, 2013 - 05:33pm PT
Kidding aside, I think it's a great idea. The new-route community is relatively small, and putting up new climbs is not cheap.

You might ask if MEC is willing to include a few other new-routing essentials in the reduced-price deal: static ropes, ascenders, wire brushes, that sort of thing. That would make sense, and be a big help.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 24, 2013 - 06:41pm PT
Now that I'm a full circle fat ass, does this mean the Grand Wall bolt ladders will be helped towards our mutual return to glory ?
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Jan 24, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
Those suggestions of other product to include are duely noted for the next time around, if there is one. For this year we are limited to bolts, hangers, anchor setups, drill bits and steel gym bieners for sport anchor lower-offs.

(I can't imagine the day when MEC sells wire brushes and crowbars!)

K
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 24, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
I can't imagine the day when MEC sells wire brushes and crowbars!

I had originally included crowbars in my list of suggested items, but took it out in fear that Anders might die of an apoplectic seizure trying to reply.

[Disclaimer: I admit it. Not only have I used crowbars in the creation of new rock climbs, I loved it. My favorite crowbar belongs to a friend. It's a four-footer, that weighs a ton. But man, the things we've pried loose!]
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jan 24, 2013 - 10:06pm PT
Dear NateDogOG,

The last picture of me suffering from hungrrr is Tyler's Dihedral, a 5 star problem in the North Walls. If you are of shorter stature, you must do a double handed dyno to that shelf I am grabbing. It is sports action supreme to watch little ones on it.

RyanD very elequently described my near death by hunger experience but forgot to mention the other reason I decided to abort mission mid mantle at the top...

My hand got cold!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 24, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
harry - i guess either cutthroat or Kangaroo. As to your other question.... luck plays a big part.

Having been down there, wouldn't you agree that Wa pass is a really fantastic family alpine destination? We should go try it out this coming summer man!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 24, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
Having been down there, wouldn't you agree that Wa pass is a really fantastic family alpine destination? We should go try it out this coming summer man!

Let me know when you're planning to head south.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jan 25, 2013 - 12:42am PT
Two for two Bruce, Cutthroat peak, that pic is from 1983 on the west ridge route. Went back with my first wife in 1992 and did a route on the south face and I assured her the descent down the west ridge was casual. Well the intervening 9 years had been filled up with a lot of peaks and a lot of smoke and my recollection of the difficulty of the descent was dodgy at best. She had not done any alpine rock climbing and it was quite scary for her on the descent then when we reached the first rappel it went from 25c and sunny to thunderstorm,cold, wind and snow, full on epic. We did have our little Kway jackets but that was about it. Needless to say I was not a very popular guy for the rest of the trip.

It definitely is a spectacular area with that highway giving so much easy access to so many amazing peaks. Funny enough I have done more alpine along that highway than I have up around your area Bruce.
Did you ever check out the steep 200` cliff below the Liberty Bell lookout. In 1989 we got kicked off when I was rappelling it.I did see some bolts and lots of potential, after that I heard they banned climbing on it but it looked spectacular. I will see if I can find a video clip of it.
I`d love to head down this summer with Ghost as our liason officer as it is his country now. I`ve never done the ridge on Mt Triumph.
MH2

climber
Jan 25, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
I think Bryan Burdo bolted a route on that crag under the memorial to the North Cascades highway. Then the route was removed by the USFS.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 25, 2013 - 12:54pm PT
I think there is a little road side cragging at the pass, just down from the big bend. We also noticed some bolted 10 -20 meter clip ups on either side of the avy gully heading up to the early winter spires. I think there's enough variety of things to do there to keep a whole family happy for a while.
Excellent hiking objectives.

Good burgers and Pizza down at that little town too.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 25, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
Good burgers and Pizza down at that little town too.

We often go to Winthrop (that little town) for dinner during or after trips to Washington Pass. Funny little place, with some psuedo-Wild West tourist trappings. On one of those dinner excursions we thought we'd maybe somehow been transported to another dimension, because parked in front of the restaurant we were headed for were four shiny new Ferarris and a Di Tomaso Pantera.

That is not a sight you see every day in tiny little towns in Eastern Washington.
browniephoto

climber
bc
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
ryanD showing the rest of us how it's done on the pebbles..
ryanD showing the rest of us how it's done on the pebbles..
Credit: browniephoto
Credit: browniephoto

more to come..
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jan 25, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
In the world!
In the world!
Credit: thekidcormier

I'm gonna punch the next book that lies to my face. Yeah, show it who's boss.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2013 - 04:21pm PT
Silly propaganda! Like this I found while looking for Dave and Tamis film

brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Jan 25, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
that video lacks continuity, she was clearly roped in during her climb so where is the 2nd when she is soaking in the view??
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.
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