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Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 14, 2013 - 01:12am PT
I was thinking, maybe "the Light Brigade". Not light as in lightweight, but rather light as illumination. Actually, the more I think about it, lightweight works. All except Big Mike, of course.

edit- rat tail? it looks a sparrow tail.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2013 - 03:10am PT
Light brigade eh? Hmm you're right, most of these boys are a lot lighter than me! ;)
Weight wise that is.

Hey Ryan! I know that kid! I think he lives just down the block from ya!! ;)
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 14, 2013 - 10:29am PT
Looks like the ubiquitous Northern Cliff Warbler, Lucas Cormierii

Solstice Bonfire reminder.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
That's what i wuz thinkin!!

Edit Sunny and 5 degrees on Saturday according to Accuweather! WX looks great!!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 14, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
All I'm saying is ice climbing can be seductively easy, but in the end the only thing seperating you from disaster are a few millimeters of steel, especially when you are soloing.

Ha ha. I think Tami knows a thing or two about the potential for disaster when soloing ice. The ride she almost took was over 2,000 feet, not just 200, and there just ain't no way the trees at the bottom were going to help her survive that one.

I've told the story here before, but for those of you that missed it, it's here.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 14, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
Damn. That again :-) . Glad to be around to tell the tale tho' David tells it better.

Is my life only to serve as a warning to others?

Giggle.

Hey Luke BACK OF THE HEAD IS SHOWING ( Reid Fleming, Worlds Toughest Milkman in-joke )


Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
Great story. No Tami! You're here for the Toonz!! ;)

Thanks for everything this past year. Love ya.

Mike
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 14, 2013 - 06:47pm PT
Warnings? Toonz?


Silly me, this whole time I thought she was the voice of reason ;-)
Relic

Social climber
Squamish, BC
Dec 14, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
I thought she was a footstool or an ewok?
MH2

climber
Dec 14, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
Good steeps, Bruce.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
Nice Bruce! Thanks. Looks rad. I really need to go down there.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 14, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
You know what i find fascinating is how on any given mountain trip the hazard level hums along at a dull, pleasant low to non existent, or at least well within the realm of the bearable, then suddenly and often without much warning it jacks up like a richter 10 on an earthquake chart

What's really weird is when it goes from non-existent to "yer gonna die" in a microsecond. One sunny afternoon on the Kain Route on Bugaboo Spire I took a short detour out along a ledge on the SW face to absorb a bit of the view. Ledge was perfectly flat and about a meter wide. Not any kind of climbing at all, just strolling on a total sidewalk. And suddenly I was on my ass. No warning, no nothing. Just walking on a sidewalk and then down. Once I sorted myself out, I realized I'd stepped on an invisible patch of black ice. Could just as easily have been on the way to the glacier a thousand meters below.
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Dec 15, 2013 - 03:18am PT
I'm an iceman myself...

... and out of training!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Dec 15, 2013 - 03:23am PT
Well at least you're smart enough not to freeze to death standing around the various Town Walls in late Fall Todd !

All this new fangled clothing is LIGHT but it only works if you're mobile...
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 15, 2013 - 09:16am PT
Thanks for posting the pictures Bruce. Mari said she had a great time -- I'm sorry I couldn't take the time off to join you, but glad you made it in for dinner that night.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 15, 2013 - 10:54am PT
The area north of Hwy 2 near Gold Bar, just west of Index, was the holy ground of the "guns, beer, and off-road vehicle" crowd in Washington. All the time we spent up on Zeke's Wall we could hear the gunfire all day, and we'd see them driving around with beers in hand on our way out.

All of which would probably have been okay, except that their driving was destroying logging company roads and destroying salmon habitat, and the DNR eventually just forbade motorized access on that whole road system.

The ORV morons screamed about losing their God-given right to do whatever the f*#k they pleased, forgetting that in Washington State, God is represented on earth by the logging and fishing industries. (And Boeing, but that's a different story).

MH2

climber
Dec 15, 2013 - 12:58pm PT
the "guns, beer, and off-road vehicle" crowd


Sounds like the civilization that succeeded the WORMS MAPS AMMO crowd Gold Bar once catered to.
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Dec 15, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
Credit: brownie

name that route!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Dec 15, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
Is it the chimney grovel you take down after soloing Penny Lane up ?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 15, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
Credit: RyanD



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