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Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 8, 2013 - 06:14pm PT
Big Mike,

Looking forward to seeing you and Sandra.
Assuming you'll spread the word to the rest of the gang.
I can't remember if we had a separate thread for this event and thought this would be a good place to put the word out.
This is year six and each one gets a little bigger.

PB
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Dec 8, 2013 - 06:19pm PT
Hi Perry,
I've never been to one of these. I'll try and make it, if I'm welcome and if the weather is good.

Glenn
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 8, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
Glenn,

You're most welcome and it would be great to see you there.
No guarantees on the weather but we have been real lucky.
(Weather's always good by the fire, just don't wear your nice outdoor gear.)
Family oriented stuff (at least until the children leave).
Free bivi sites (in your car or the dirt), no drinking and driving.

PB
gf

climber
Dec 8, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
ok -it ain't squish, but the north shore is close enough for govt work...
ok -it ain't squish, but the north shore is close enough for govt work imho -a little entertainment snagged on a scramble up a local peak behind the city
Credit: gf
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 8, 2013 - 10:52pm PT
Greg,

Obviously, it was work not recreation, right?

PB
gf

climber
Dec 8, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
All i know is that i got an extra lashing of vitamin D, which at this time of year is a bit of a rarity in our part of the world.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 8, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
Nice one gf!


Hi Chief. Maybe if you guys are up late ill stop by after work. Was fun last year, cheers.

Had fun climbing in Squamish today with Kieran, Cormier, Relic & lurker Kyle!



Credit: RyanD



Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Dec 9, 2013 - 12:23am PT
Bloody cold, no doubt, RyanD!
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Dec 10, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
you have entered..







Credit: brownie







the twilight zone.......
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2013 - 12:20am PT
Glenn, look forward to seeing you!

Ice eh? hmm.. looks interesting...

Awhile ago, Ryan made reference to an afternoon spent at Neat and Cool, with Mr Tifo and Dcp. It was a glorious overcast day, late fall. Crisp but not too cold, we were still climbing in t-ahirts.

Ryan getting hydrated before his ascent of flying circus at my request.



Neat and Cool and the Chief


Electra and Lily loving it.


Ryan cruising the Circus while Tifo belays





There was another party on Fear of Flying and we managed to share the real estate quite cordially. It felt hard for me, but I still remembered every move and managed to crank through it.

After that Dave joined us and we ended up somewhere near Where Ancients Fear To Tread. I was looking for Gross Incompetence but i didn't have a guide, and apparently Ryan never climbs with a guide these days..(lol)


Ryan starts up Ancients








Unknown climber projecting Kangaroo Crack


Upward pano


Ryan spent awhile at the crux, but solved it clean. He also finished up the 11a Crux of Toasted Tits.


Dave belaying Tifo


Dave on WAFTT


Dave didn't finish the climb and Ryan and Tifo both had to peace out, so that left me to take it down. The crux for me was getting out of the horizontal with my hands and onto my feet. Ryan took the draw off the bolt, so I took a couple big penji's trying the move.

After the third one, I decided I needed a different approach, and climbed Geritol to get above the horizontal, and then foot traversed it all the way across. Back no worse for wear.

It was fun. I'm hoping things don't warm up too quick in the morning!

mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Dec 11, 2013 - 12:25am PT
Mmm climbing juice. Hope the recovery is going well mike. Sounds like you are climbing so not too bad ehh.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2013 - 12:46am PT
Thanks! No, not too bad.. All in all. Happy to be upright and active! ;)
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 11, 2013 - 12:58am PT
Yep, regarding being paralyzed you could say Big Mike is a has been :-)



Cool shots Mike! That was probably the hardest 5.9 I've done lol! Super fun day, it was rad to see u crush the flying circus. My how time flies eh?



Re: the ice climbers



There goes the neighborhood!!!



Here they were just yesterday, back when they were boulderers.



Credit: RyanD



Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 11, 2013 - 01:53am PT
and Ryan and Tifo both had to peace out

HAHAHAHAAHAH .


Glad I have kids so I can translate "peace out" to "leave".



GUFFAW.


GREAT PIX ABOVE.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 11, 2013 - 01:24pm PT


jeez drop those heels, man!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2013 - 06:36pm PT
I got up at 6:30am this morning. I really didn't want to, but it was supposed to get warm this morning, and we needed work on dropping our heels.. ;)

After meeting Luke and Kieran at Luke's, we wandered over to the bluffs to look for smears.

Luke getting pysched for climbing?



Ahh.. Ice climbing!


Kieran lacing em up.


Getting his kick on.


Ice topropers


More in a bit...
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 11, 2013 - 07:03pm PT
Is that Sunice puffy some thrift score find? It looks like something Barry Blanchard woulda worn in 1982
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2013 - 02:13pm PT
I dunno. Either that, or a hand me down from someone. It's definitely out of the 80's!!

Yesterday was pretty fun. I'm pretty bagged today. Especially my shoulders and back..

Kieran gets his reach on.



Does this thing have a name Dru?



Me with the kit on.

Luke Cormier photo

A ferncicle in the corner


Kyle came out and showed us all up. He charged up the smear.


Then he wanted to go try a new rock climb at Krack Rock while Luke climbed, so we headed over there.


Eventually the boys finished up and wandered over to us. They checked out the ice left of Krack Rock but there was quite a bit of water under it which deterred them.

I pointed out the nice formation on the left side of Cabin Boys, so Kieran soloed up there.


After hangdogging my way up the thuggy new 10c corner that Kyle put up, (Endurance just isn`t there yet, and my fingers were freezing.)

We went to go see what the boys were up to. Luke was stoked, after his lap. The start was really thin, so some mandatory dry tooling was involved to get established. "I fell off like four times trying to get on." Luke said.

Kieran got his go next.






My turn was next, and it felt really good this time. Getting established was tricky, but i managed to get on after a couple bails. By the top i felt awesome on my front points and was stepping up easily after one kick..

Luke had to run after my lap and Kyle was more interested in rock so he hit up a couple more pitches on the left side of cabin boys.

Kyle on the Lumpy Why 10b



Gotta love climbing rock and ice on the same day!
MH2

climber
Dec 12, 2013 - 02:36pm PT
And love Squamish Photos and Stories.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 12, 2013 - 03:33pm PT
Yup - Alice on Ice, cause "Alice" is the summer rock route.
I see the latest hot rigs around Squamish were this Emmett and Finlayson M10 behind Brandywine Falls and Cordy soloed something thin and steep at the Longhouse, maybe just for pics though rather than to a top out?

M10 for your first time with ice tools, that's gotta be interesting.
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