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MH2

climber
Aug 29, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
High Mtn Woody - doesn't that have a hard start?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 29, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
High Mtn Woody - doesn't that have a hard start?

Hard for Squamish 5.8 maybe. Probably about Index 5.5.

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 29, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
Haha ghost, that one went over ur head I think. No pun intended.
Synchronicity

Trad climber
British Columbia, Canada
Aug 29, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
I always thought it was stiff for the grade....
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 29, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
I thought about that, but then decided Andy was usually much cleverer than that, and anyway, even if I was wrong, it's always good to get in an Index jab at Sq'ish ratings.
MH2

climber
Aug 29, 2013 - 11:00pm PT
Do we have a picture of the culturally modified tree?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Aug 29, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
As in life, the first move on that climb is like getting a boost. Further on, as your belayer shows as much interest as a corpse, you can be assured of a soft ending...
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 29, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
A ha!

Andy is so clever he makes you think he's cleverer than that.

I thought the first 15' don't count towards the difficulty of a climb anyhow??


Hey how's the weather right now down in this "Index" you speak of David?


Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 29, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
I always thought it was stiff for the grade....

GUFFAW!!!!!!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 30, 2013 - 12:06am PT
Hey how's the weather right now down in this "Index" you speak of David?

How would I know? I just got back from five days in the non-climbing capital of the known universe (Saskatoon) and immediately buried myself in work. For all I know Klimmer's illuminati/fallen angels/aliens teleported index to their ark on the far side of the moon and are now looking for an anus to probe.

But if the weather at Index is anything like it was on my bike ride home this evening, it's probably under water to half-way up the Davis-Holland.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Aug 30, 2013 - 12:09am PT
I always thought it was stiff for the grade....

Yeah between that and the GMB at 5.8+ original grade Payan could be quite a dick with his ratings ;)
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Aug 30, 2013 - 12:14am PT
"Let's give them something to remember."

So I let out a blood-curdling scream and leaped off.

I love that story, did it give you more of a fright than you expected?

It reminded me of being 40m up a western red cedar outside of the zoo in Stanley Park. I was up there removing a widow maker (broken hanging branch) when I heard a tourist asking my groundsman what was up the tree. The tree had very dense foliage so they couldn't see me. Without missing a beat he simple stated that a bear had escaped from the zoo again. That was my cue to let out the best imitation of a loud angry bear. I must of done a good job as through the branches I could see these tourist running at top speed down the path.
MH2

climber
Aug 30, 2013 - 12:52am PT
^^^^^^^^ Good idea of what to expect in this world.



RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 30, 2013 - 02:41am PT
Nice shot Andy!

Funny stories Harry & Ghost. Scarin tourins, good fun.

I am unable to identify that climb although I feel like I've done it. The fresh cut tree at the base may be an indicator that it looks different now than it once did.

I was however, able to identify the hand Jammie's immediately which makes me hope it turns into a fist crack higher up :-)
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Aug 30, 2013 - 03:54am PT
Rainy Day Dream Away, a suitable climb for that wicked lightning storm we just had.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Aug 30, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
Has anyone tried the hand jammies? I have to say it seems like an easy way to avoid learning good hand crack technique. I'd like to say it's cheating but is it any different than rock shoes? I guess I'll have to climb in bare feet if I want to criticize their use. I never liked wads of tape either as I thought that was cheating too.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Aug 30, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
Harry I think it is like anything else, with a coating of rubber you lose the sensitivity, but it may be necessary for protection ;)
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 31, 2013 - 01:19am PT
Funny stuff, Dave and Harry. It reminds me of when I did RNWFHD with Daryl. I got to lead Thank God Ledge and there was this fat kid hanging on to the diving board that sticks out over the face with his mom right behind him. I was down hand-traversing the ledge and decided to give them a show. I got all desperate-looking and kicked my legs out and flailed and screamed. The mom grabbed her kid and panicked and I stopped and hung off one arm and waved and smiled. Boy was she pissed. Daryl was first on top and I don't know what was said but he sure was laughing and they were gone down the cables. Daryl then just did this manly hand-over-hand haul with the 9mil as I tried and gave up setting up a pulley.
Good times.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 1, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
So, that's Wild Turkey? Jeez, I don't remember even a little about it. I DO remember drinking Wild Turkey after the FA (or was it before?). Thanks for the post up, MH2. I'm gonna save this one.

Eyonkee- i'm thinking it was before?? ;)

Nice pics guys! Very cool angle on clean crack Ryan!

Rad stories Dave and Harry!

We got out today. We met up with Nina and Kyle at Ronins and she jumped on sammy's frog to get her redpoint.

Nina on Sammy's frog 10c
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 1, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
Andy, is that the start of sunblessed?
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