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RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 28, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
Mike- That photo sequence u posted can happen with regular bolt hangers as well if the gates on the quickdraws are opposing.


This sums it up here:


Barley is iconoclastic in the best way. He gleefully engages any one every time they thinks they can take him on over his climbing practices. The boy loves the struggle but there's no changing his mind !

There isn't a more polite, yet resolute man climbing in Squamish.



I like this one too that Luke found somewhere.


Robin Barley.
I find it best, and considerably less frustrating, to see Robin less as a climber or developer of routes and more of a force of nature. You can get upset all you want at the approaching storm, shake your fist at the clouds, even yell at the rain. But the storm -like Barely- couldn't care less what you think and will not be stopped. So like the storm, it's best to just sit back, watch in wild wonder then go out and pick up the pieces after the storm has passed.

Aaron.


So seriously, can anyone think of an individual in North America who has put up anywhere close to the number of pitches as RB has??


On another note. Here's a site u should click on, it's a good buddies. He takes beautiful photos of climbing, snowboarding, surfing, kayaking, etc.












http://philtifo.com/









Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 11:57pm PT
Very true Ryan. I didn't notice it was pulling the wrong way.. Duh.

Phil's work is awesome. He had some sweet shots hanging in Splitz awhile back, not sure if it's still up or not. Remy was in one!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 29, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
Sandra and i got out for some toprope laps on Burgers this evening.


Any one else get some pitches in?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 29, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
Any one else get some pitches in?

We went hunting for a new cliff, but came back empty-handed. So not only no pitches -- no rock.
Adrian MacNair

Boulder climber
Vancouver
Jun 29, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
Yo kids, I'm moving and I need to get rid of some junk. That includes these old climbing ropes. WYSIWYG: two 13-year-old 10.5mm 50m dynamics mostly used in the gym, a little outside. I wouldn't climb on them anymore but you could use them for hauling or rigging or something else, like a rap line backup.

Anyone who wants them for free gimme a call, I'm in Vancouver. 778-737-7065

Credit: Adrian MacNair
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
Hanging at the apron with Relic
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Jun 30, 2013 - 02:40pm PT
You're going to bake up there this afternoon!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 30, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
^^What GW said ^^^^ but, for my part, what a great shot. I can smell the trees and the warmth of the stone.

Think of me, eh? I"ll spend this glorious afternoon..........backstage in a theatre. Closing day, yey!!! Nothing to do for Canada Day tomorrow but pick raspberries, paint and drink cider !!! :-)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
Ya we would've!


Relic ropegunned me up rambles this morning. It was pretty fun, after we got started. Unfortunately a couple beat us to it and decided that they had to do it in four pitches which took forever... Lol

While i waited i posted some pics at the bottom.

Derek Woolgar photo

Me on the traverse

Derek Woolgar photo

Pano from the second belay


Selfie at the top of Rambles! FPFA (First paraplegic free ascent)


Top pano


This was as far as i wanted to go today, we rapped off and went for lunch at Zepyhr.

Thanks for the ride Relic!!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 30, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
Nice one boys! Good to see some tiny cars below u Mike!

I tried to go bouldering today, even had some aspirations until i saw these guys havin a weenie roast on a portaledge on Humpty Dumpty so I yelled at them for awhile from psyche ledge which was so exhausting from the heat that I just ended up sleeping on my crashpad for a bit until I had to go to work. Looks like early starts or night climbing for the next while.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jun 30, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
Bicycle picture alert !

Greg F. enjoying the view of Howe Sound, Georgia Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca from the picnic table on the BLT today:

Credit: Jim Brennan
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jun 30, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
Now we're talking.
31 in squish today but still primo riding in the damp forest
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 30, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
Jim ? That's Georgia Strait, not Strait of JdF. Passage Island below and Cowen Pt on Bowen Island on the right of that. Or I'm a crack baby :-)

Melting here in Kits :-)
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jun 30, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
At least I spelled strait straight.
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Jun 30, 2013 - 09:57pm PT
Got to show some Vermont friends around Squish Friday and Saturday. They had a ton of fun after sloshing around in the previous six days of rain and goo. It was amazing how the sun and light breeze dried out the crags.

Enjoy the holiday tomorrow!

Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 30, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
Good job Jim :-D I thought I'd just straighten you out. Sorry for going all Anders there :-D hahahahahah
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 30, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
Sh*t, is it just me who's now going: straight or strait?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 30, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
Sh*t, is it just me who's now going: straight or strait?

All the cool people went gay ages ago, so all the straights who are facing the straitened circumstance of being confused by their straightness are irrelevant to the modern world. And that's the strai(gh)t dope!

Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:14am PT
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAVIDDDDD!!!!!!!!
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:20am PT
Once the mercury passes 30 things get a little confusing.
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