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Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Apr 9, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
How many of those staples are three sigma tested? What's the variation in strength with quality control?

How about those stupid chiseled-out keyhole nut placements in blank rock?
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Apr 10, 2013 - 01:09am PT
I thought this was funny...

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.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2013 - 01:18am PT

How many of those staples are three sigma tested? What's the variation in strength with quality control?

Dunno. Don't think they have a stamp on em.. ;)


How about those stupid chiseled-out keyhole nut placements in blank rock?

That's just wrong. Where??

On a lighter note, i booked a campsite for Facelift. So......

Who's comin with me man!!

Besides brownie i hope.

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 10, 2013 - 01:22am PT
Cool video Harry thanks for posting, we call that first problem pinch problem tho, stunt dbl is the infamous Cortez.


Bruce, I'm proud of anyone who goes to font. That place is a lifetime of type 1 fun, just follow the arrows.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Apr 10, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
A friend of mine, perhaps hoping to retire early, is reluctantly offering this rare and valuable piece of Canadiana for sale. Something to own and treasure for a while, and then sell later to feather your own retirement nest.

Credit: hamie

Condition:
.....Some yellowing, otherwise good [fine?]
.....Content now 33 years out of date.
.....Name of previous owner [Larry Ostrander] inside front cover.

Those living in the Vancouver area may be able to arrange a signature from the maestro himself. A similar copy is listed for $35- plus postage $10- by Chessler.

PM me. or post offers on this site. When I get your cheque, I will mail the book, with no charge for postage. Such a deal. :) :)

EDIT In case you wondered, the complete guide is for sale, not just the front cover.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Apr 10, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
Formerly of Larry O ? How did you come to be owner of it ? Larry's been gone now for , ohhh, gosh? 20 years ? He was here in Van, working at MEC as their shipper/receiver guy in the 80's before he relocated to Cowtown.

He did some hilarious artwork while at MEC - guerrilla style stuff the mgmt weren't so very fond of.

Quite the iconoclast, our Larry. Too bad he suffered some personal demons....
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Apr 10, 2013 - 07:03pm PT
Naming the climb 14 shutouts in Skaha was Dean's way of paying tribute to Larry. Apparently he had a streak of 14 shutouts in a row playing hockey. I don't know what league.

My memory of Larry was at some of Dean Hart's parties at Ontario/25th. Between the giants of Larry,Dean,Randy,Ed and Andrew Spat I felt like I was 5'3" You would of fit in well Mike.

Larry did alot of climbing in the rockies also. Another missed soul.

Here is one of the cliffs Larry developed near Calgary.

Credit: harryhotdog
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Apr 10, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
Tami, I am not the owner. It belongs to someone in Rossland, but hopefully not for much longer.

That's one impressive crag.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 10, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
Nice slide show Brownie !
browniephoto

climber
bc
Apr 10, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
because it's fun..

https://vimeo.com/63780154


and the other one, reposted at jim's request..

https://vimeo.com/21137488
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 10, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
Damn, Brownie;

The replacement to the deleted is f*#king awesome. THANK YOU !

Don't be coy now, the show misintendeded is currently missing and well worth reposting.

You're showing a lot of visual media talent. Don't hold your self up on what should be appropriate for a site like this. We all like climbing but if climbing were the only thing that matters, it would be justifiably boring.

Take an example from what Peter Haan posts. Artistic expression can be anything delivered by any medium.

Keep up the good work !
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
My memory of Larry was at some of Dean Hart's parties at Ontario/25th. Between the giants of Larry,Dean,Randy,Ed and Andrew Spat I felt like I was 5'3" You would of fit in well Mike.

Lol.. Sounds like fun. ;)

Nice work on the video Kieran! Thanks! Jim is right, your presentation is improving steadily!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 11, 2013 - 12:08am PT
Fred Herzog is a great eye and the times we live in now will never come again. Every moment that causes a reaction or emotion is something worth capturing by photo.

Here's 3 of my favorites from Herzog in Vancouver:

Credit: Fred Herzog

Credit: Fred Herzog

Credit: Fred Herzog


Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 11, 2013 - 12:15am PT
A friend of mine, perhaps hoping to retire early, is reluctantly offering this rare and valuable piece of Canadiana for sale. Something to own and treasure for a while, and then sell later to feather your own retirement nest.

I'll offer a hundred bucks, fifty to your buddy and fifty to The Big Mike Fund" . Let the bidding begin with the same challenge!

Andres will you sign it and increase the value?

Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 11, 2013 - 12:26am PT
Jim.

Great post of the White Lunch! Is anyone else old enough to rember that place and the, super modern sandwich vending machines. Little glass revolving boxes with you choice of classic meals.

My favorite memory, sliced turkey, stuffing and gravy on white wonder bread with gravy. Umm Umm Umm, it didn't get much better for a five year old.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 11, 2013 - 01:07am PT
Killer video Kieran & awesome day. I don't even remember you filming except at the summit. That's how u catch the vibe i guess. Classic stuff. Here's one from earlier that day.


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Missing photo ID#298358
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Apr 11, 2013 - 01:47am PT
Rolf
That's an amazing offer. Sadly Anders does not live here anymore, and he did not leave a forwarding address.

I am sure that MH would be very happy to sign it. You can have it for $50- if you are serious. $25- to the seller, and $25- to Big Mike. $100- is way too generous.
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 11, 2013 - 01:59am PT
I'm sure the Mighty Hiker will make a reappearence for a good cause. Big Larry's copy just ads value to the price.

And speaking of Big Larrys does anyone have any Larry Kemp signed memorabilia from Index to throw into the pot.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2013 - 02:10am PT
Anders does lurk here often. I will ask him personally if you would like rolf. I have the power. Thank you for the offer!
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Apr 11, 2013 - 02:26am PT
So what is the best / most up to date guide book for Squamish?
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