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Sep 15, 2013 - 12:12pm PT
Day of The Lord!
Day of The Lord!
Credit: RyanD

Bump for a beautiful day in Squamish, get some while there's still some to get!

Social climber
Sep 15, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
It was in Sept 29 years ago I think that PC & I did the Slesse buttress in a looooooooooooong ( 16 hrs ) day car2car. We fourth-classed a lot of the route & had a minor epic crossing Slesse Ck on the W side after deciding against the Crossover Pk descent.

Coolio that so many folks are gettin' atter !

Social climber
Sep 18, 2013 - 01:54am PT
Hello, hello.

Calling Squish......

Anyone awake?

Everyone still hung over?
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Sep 18, 2013 - 04:22am PT
The Grand Wall
The Grand Wall
Credit: Will Stanhope

From a stellar day last Wednesday on the Grand Wall with Brad Ward, and Will Stanhope (taking the shot from above).

The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Sep 18, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
Nice work Wayne.
By the way, that cedar is getting huge!
Back in 76 it was barely a shrub.
Wonder if it'll eventually pry the Pillar off?

Trad climber
Sep 18, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
Well I'm pretty sure Jim Brennan is itching to get up there with a saw and prevent that from happening.

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Sep 18, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
I imagine future climbers of the 2100s will fondly grapple their way up the prosthetically molded replacement Pillar with their gecko suits on and feel very old school indeed
Big Mike

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 18, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
Wayno- It was an Honour sir. Gear is gear. Once you know how it functions, it's all the same. Nice work by the way! Excellent off the couch climbing!

Hi Hamie! Nice to hear from ya! What's new?

I had lots of fun at the Psyche Ledge party. Many great conversations were had that night, the food was great and the set up was spot on! The many puzzled looks of the pad people walking around us was quite amusing.

Lots of great company and good times were had. Special thanks to Wayno for the amazing Carne Asada and Jim Brennan for bringing his "Q", plus running the whole darn show from beginning to end! Thanks also to Nina for her lovely pulled pork and Kyle for bringing his portable table!

Thanks also to everyone for attending and making it such a great time! What a great legacy to revive Perry! I think you have a hit!

I've been crazy busy lately so I haven't had a chance to get to my pics, but i have a couple from cragging on Saturday with Sandra Mari and Wayno.

Mari wanted to check out Cabin Boys Office, so we strolled up there

Mari on Ziggity Zags 10a

Wayno on belay.

Sandra got her redpoint on Laughing Crack, and then Nina joined us and we changed venues to High Cliff.

Nina on 20 Minute Workout 10b

She got the redpoint.

We did a couple more routes, and then joined Dave and Mari for a tasty beverage. Thanks for that guys! Thanks for the book Dave! It will be perfect reading material for Yosemite!

Nice work on the Grand Wayne! I can't wait to get back up there! Next spring. For sure.

That tree better not pry the Pillar off before i get to redpoint it! I'll be pissed!! ;)
Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Sep 19, 2013 - 01:54am PT
The valiant and lovely cedar over from the base of the Split Pillar should be left alone, and indeed cherished. It has succeeded, in a harsh environment, and is little threat to the Pillar - despite the beliefs of some. It's well to the side of the base of the Pillar, and when it eventually falls, it seems unlikely to cause problems. Even if it did, so what?

It may be only the latest of a succession of shrubs there, taking root, slowly growing, and eventually being destroyed by ice or rock fall, accumulation of snow and ice on the branches, or simply getting too big. That's the life of the Chief, which is bigger than any of us.

The Pillar itself, and the flake systems above it, are in any case temporary in geological and perhaps even human terms. The Pillar is detached, except at the top, with its base sitting in a sort of niche. It expands, as do most of the nearby connected flake cracks. Undoubtedly elastic release, earthquakes, frost heaving, and heat expansion/contraction are real threats to it. A small tree some metres to the side, in a separate crack, pales in comparison to these.

The Pillar will eventually fall - get over it! It's not the only classic hand crack in Squamish. Don't the already over-zealous logger/climbers have something better to do, or do they want to go out in a blaze of ignominy? BC Parks seems unlikely to condone any human-caused damage to that tree, and you could hardly blame them. Cheap vandalism.

In my view, it would be an act of egotistical vandalism to damage let alone remove that tree.

Social climber
Sep 19, 2013 - 02:25am PT
While I think/hope most of those considering sawing that cedar are, in fact, joking......I hafta say I side with Anders on thissun.


Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 19, 2013 - 02:49am PT
Squamish will be the scene of my comeback, if there is such a thing. There is something really cool about climbing there that I can't find the words to express. Actually I can, but I don't want to piss anyone off.;)

How did Luke's and Aislinn's wedding go? Any pics? Congratulations you two.

Sep 19, 2013 - 11:38am PT
BC Parks seems unlikely to condone any human-caused damage to that tree, and you could hardly blame them. Cheap vandalism.

Here endeth the lesson-MH as come down from the mount clutching the stone tablets with a new one chiselled in-Thou shalt not lunge for the branch when doing the 3 bolt clip into the right side!

I however am applying to bc parks to have this branch removed from park oversight -i figure since it does not actually touch the chief proper then this could be considered a recreational easement.
In the meantime, heed the words of MH lest ye be cast out and reported for human caused damage when grabbing or standing on the cedar branch.

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Sep 19, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
Yes, I can climb today Bruce, meet me at the second pullout and we can do Running man on gear.
All kidding aside, why for art thou unable to climb from here on in?
Operation? Trip? Hand modelling contract?

As an arborist I can assure you Thuja plicata is a very resilient species and it's growth will slow to match the resources available. It will be there for a long time to come unless our climate changes, the pillar removes it or it contracts Didymascella thujina or Jimella brennani.

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Sep 19, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
What you guys don't realize is that the Pillar alreadyfell off, during the February 2001 earthquake.


American climbers were panicked.
Some guy from Ontario even called up Murray at Climb On to ask if the GW was still climbable.

Thanks to the amazing skills of the Squamish Climbers Society, the prosthetic replacement for the Pillar that was emplaced very soon afterwards has successfully fooled most climbers into thinking that nothing ever fell off.

The original pillar was taken to the quarry next to the Bluffs parking lot and sawn up into granite counter tops for yuppies.

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Sep 19, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
Then I'm all for the tree being left In place, prying away. Genuine Split Pillar granite counter tops would be RAD ! ! !

Sep 19, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
and of course all the old guys havn't been there in decades.....
Hey speak for yourself bub -happy to report I have hit every decade for an ascent of the grand since the 70's-of course in the 80's and 90's in a good year it topped out at over 10+ hot laps -this decade -only 2 so far.....must make amends.

Social climber
Sep 19, 2013 - 04:42pm PT

Sep 19, 2013 - 08:54pm PT
Young guys don't divide their life into decades.

A long way from where I started
Sep 19, 2013 - 10:53pm PT
Young guys don't divide their life into decades.

Young guys can actually remember what happened in what decade.

Sep 19, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
Oh for god sakes, I've met 20 year olds that act older than 80+ dudes the only thing to fear is having to spend time with someone who's not curious.
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