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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 17, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
"Follow back roads behind the Howe Sound Motel to start the hike in. Located near the top of the bluffs a prominent 70 foot jam crack leans back to the top. You will enjoy it if you don't mind the inevitable dry heaves. The higher you get the arder it is to hold on. Do it till you're satisfied."

Grin.

And more thanks for the Tyee link on Mr. Boswell. I remember four or five of us stuffed in a VW Bug at a cartoon conference in Vic around 1984 or so smokin' reefer with that guy. He was funny. I think I still owe Foodeater for picking up the 3rd place prize I won. :-D

I also drive a Mazda :-D hahahahaa
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 17, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
Thanx for that Tami! I didn't quite get to the dry heave part Greg! Next time for sure! Lol
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Aug 17, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
I kinda wonder if there isn't gonna be a renaissance of interest in the Sky Pilot Group.

Mayhap Mr. Kruk, schooled by Patagonian boltless climbing, or Mr Trotter, with numerous nearly gearless 5.14 redpoints under his belt, or even tiny little Marc-Andre with his albatross-like wingspan and tungsten steel balls, will finally be the suitor who summons up the sac to free the Douglas/Starr on Ledge or even free the original route on Tombstone Tower ;)
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Aug 17, 2013 - 11:03pm PT
Mayhap Mr. Kruk, schooled by Patagonian boltless climbing, or Mr Trotter, with numerous nearly gearless 5.14 redpoints under his belt, or even tiny little Marc-Andre with his albatross-like wingspan and tungsten steel balls, will finally be the suitor who summons up the sac to free the Douglas/Starr on Ledge or even free the original route on Tombstone Tower ;)

Yes, they'd both go free. For the original route on Tombstone, a crashpad or two might not be a bad idea. Once you are over the lip it's easier.

On Tombstone Tower, 1961
On Tombstone Tower, 1961
Credit: Tricouni

Note the full-shank boots and the rat's nest of aid slings made from 1/4" parachute cord.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 17, 2013 - 11:34pm PT
Cram some crashpads into the gulley and if ya blow the moves try jump back onto them. Other then that ? Pro? What pro ?

I vote for Chris Geisler to get his rump up there and show the OGs what the NGs are made of.

I climbed SkyPilot, Ledgelette and Ledge pregnant. Nearly puked my guts out hikin' back to camp.......
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Aug 18, 2013 - 12:19am PT
I climbed SkyPilot, Ledgelette and Ledge pregnant. Nearly puked my guts out hikin' back to camp.......

That's a tough day, Tami, pregnant or not. Especially in the late summer or fall when the scree is in full bloom, so to speak.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 18, 2013 - 04:35am PT
Awesome photos. That's what I'm talking about.

Tricouni, you remember this one?

The Olympian following papoose one where it joins with hairpin.
The Olympian following papoose one where it joins with hairpin.
Credit: RyanD




Tami, zoom zoom :-)

Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Aug 18, 2013 - 11:13am PT
Ryan, I think it was a lot bushier last time I was up it...
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Aug 18, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
Identify this professional belayer for a free beer at the Brew pub
Credit: harryhotdog

Julien working on his crack technique
Credit: harryhotdog

Credit: harryhotdog
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 18, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
Hey!! I know that guy! It's Jim Brennan!!

Julien's looking good Harry! He'll be climbing 5.13 in no time! ;)


Ryan, I think it was a lot bushier last time I was up it...

Glenn, wasn't everything bushier when you did it? Lol.

Bruce, you hit the nail on the head!! I started this thread to lure tales out of the og's by jogging your memories with pictures!!
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Aug 18, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
Mike, I suppose your going to ask for a tall boy?

gf

climber
Aug 18, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
i couldn't tell who it was, that dorky helmet covered all identifying features....
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 18, 2013 - 01:25pm PT
Yes please Harry! Rail Ale preferably!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 18, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
Hey Bruce. Yeah, yeah, grab the sloping arÍte with your left, stand up into the right under cling, smear left foot, dead point to the half pad sloping crimp, hand foot match, rock over & press it out. Press it out. Press it out!

Yes, I come to ST for climbing- f*#ked up isn't it? Regardless, it's good to have something happening on this thread again & see y'all posting up, even if it takes bringing up new news about old news & giving it a quick flash in the pan.


I am going to try & stick to the script tho....




Credit: RyanD



Harry, good to see you guys getting out!



RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 18, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
No idea?! I'm guessing RBs partner on the climb named it?
:-) edit- something to do with the original hardware? Lol.
MH2

climber
Aug 18, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
If these don't speak for themselves, maybe someone can speak for them.





Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Aug 18, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
Is it called Agonal because it follows a Diagonal dike but it has bolts so you won't Di?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 18, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
agonal breathing is the last weird gulps of spazmodickness the body makes while it dies. Saw it in action on the Grouse Grind 2 yrs ago. Horrible.


Zoom, zoom rite back atchya Ryan :-D . Hahahahha!!! My son had my 3 spooled out to 150k on the Cococola highway some years ago. "Hey," I said, "Ya wanna slow down a little?" Of course he just grinned and kept the speed. Little sh1t.


Damn but I also knew that belayer as JB. TOo slow; I could'a scored a brewski.

Damn.
MH2

climber
Aug 18, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
Yes, Bruce is the someone I was thinking of. The second photo is indeed DRR.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 18, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
Drr looks Rad! So does Agonal! Thanks for the pics guys!
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