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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2013 - 12:12am PT
Funny you should ask Labrat. The situation in Squamish is shockingly similar to Yosemite in that the only guidebook that is actually still in print is Squamish Select.

http://www.quickdrawpublications.com/Squamish%20Select.html

It is an excelent book, and covers a lot of the climbing in Squamish, but as it is a select, it doesn't have all the routes.

The most recent full guidebook "A climber's guide to squamish" by kevin mclane has been out of print for awhile now but you may be able to find a copy on ebay. Rumor has it, he is working on a new one, but who knows when that will actually make it to print.

Care to comment Kevin? I've seen you post here before. Not on this thread tho..

For new stuff, www.squamishclimbing.com is an excellent resource.

Good luck and let us know if you come up this way labrat!
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Apr 11, 2013 - 12:44am PT
RyanD, that was not Cortez in the vid. He don't look or climb like that.
perswig

climber
Apr 11, 2013 - 05:42am PT
Brownie, those videos are very good.
Thanks for continuing to share.

Dale
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2013 - 08:39am PT
Bump for Kieran
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Apr 11, 2013 - 08:56am PT
another bump for the photographic artistry of Brownie / Herzog.


About staples - I just saw something about a UIAA proclamation about the proliferation of bolted cracks in europe and a call for restraint. Whether you agree or not I think its pretty important that bolts should only be placed with the potential that they can also be removed (which apparently they recommend in the UIAA statement). This allows not only for inevitable maintenance replacement but also restoration to a natural state if deemed desirable at some later date.

Glue ins seem far too permanent a fixture to me. I'm sure such may be desirable in some specific situations (rock / environment variability) but most of the time i don't see the sense of it in squamish granite.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Apr 11, 2013 - 09:27am 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.


Felt like 5'3" ? THAT'S TALL DUDE !!! I 've never cracked 5'2" and always knew what the undersides of those guys chins looked like.

By the way, Ed Spat's climbing shoes fit overtop of mine. Double boots!!!!

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2013 - 08:27am PT
So does rolf take the classic Anders guide? I will be happy to contact anders. Maybe you could both stop by the hospital when you get it? Lemme know.
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 12, 2013 - 08:44am PT
I'm working on the transaction with Hamie, Coming down to Van this weekend. I've got my old email active again. Send me your location.

Off for another day of obsessive compulsive, moss scrubbing to create a few more obscure routes in Skaha.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2013 - 08:55am PT
I'm in whistler this weekend... Hmm.. Send me an email, i can forward it to anders for you..

So jealous! I wanna go to skaha!! ;)
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Apr 12, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Thanks for the book info and being friendly Big Mike! If I make it up I'll let you and Anders know.
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Apr 13, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
Attention: Esteemed Friends From the Far North (hey Hosers!)

There is a thead here:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2114171/Comments-Needed-by-4-18-on-the-Future-of-the-Valley-and-C4

requesting that comments be sent from climbers to the Park Service regarding the Merced River Plan. These comments are important to the future of Yosemite National Park.

I know you cherish the Park as much as any of us south of the border and you donít need to be a citizen to comment.

It would be terrible blow to US pride if more Canadians submitted comments than natives.

Sorry for the interruption. Carry on.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
You're welcome Labrat!


Yes. We should submit comments. I tried to read the park plan the other day, but got lost in all the links.

I'll try again.
gf

climber
Apr 13, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
Thanks Rick-we'll stop frying up back bacon and peck out some comments
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2013 - 08:53am PT
I filed my comments, anyone else?

Has no one been out climbing lately?? ;)
bakesale

Trad climber
Vancouver, BC
Apr 16, 2013 - 10:15am PT
Yep, I spent the weekend climbing Chek but not really any great photos or stories.

A quick warm up on Emile
A quick warm up on Emile
Credit: bakesale

Redpointing on the Circus
Redpointing on the Circus
Credit: bakesale

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2013 - 11:18am PT
Thanks bakesale! I wish i could go to chek!! Soon.. Soon..
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 21, 2013 - 07:48pm PT
Nice one bakesale. I had some fun @ chek the other day too.


This time of day..........

Credit: RyanD


markr

Trad climber
Apr 21, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
A few photos from a nice day in March at the Lower Malemute.

Me in the restful alcove of Hand Jive
Me in the restful alcove of Hand Jive
Credit: markr

Entering the crux
Entering the crux
Credit: markr

The Malemute and the Chief
The Malemute and the Chief
Credit: markr

Was my first day out there. Amazing. It's like the base of the Grand as far as density excellent moderates. Got on Clean Crack (no photos), must be the most beautiful crack I've climbed in Squish.
gf

climber
Apr 22, 2013 - 07:36am PT
christ -a guy puts his head down for a few weeks to get some work done and all kinds of good sh#t gets posted.
Jimmy and rolf -THE WHITE LUNCH -such a classic -a doubly unintended double entendre!
LARRY O bump - a fine man and one we all miss
I never got to buy that piton as someone out bid me -so count me in for a 15.00 raise on rolf -but ONLY if deano signs his name below larry and it goes to his family
gf
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Too late G, that book sold and gone.

Still not too late to bid on a first ascent in Skaha, primed and bolted.

One First Ascent of a new route in Skaha. Scrubbed, bolted and ready to go. I had removed the first three hangers and intended to send it when the weather improved.

Eight bolts long; Climb a short face to a discontinuous hand crack, through jugs over a roof, face climbing to a flaring off hands finish. Probably around 5.11A.

Locals think it's harder because they can't jam at the crux.

Current bid $250.00

Link Fundraiser for Big Mike http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2087509&tn=300
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