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Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 23, 2013 - 10:54pm PT
i dunno about that roof but the diagonal pod crack sure looks a lot like solarium area.

maybe the roof is the one that leads out to cruising to infinity?

sorry for the slow reply. had to go to Alberta to protest the pipeline.

Second lap of the day after tools left at the last rap station.
Second lap of the day after tools left at the last rap station.
Credit: Oplopanax
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Dec 23, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Ice must have been hard, those tools got all bent up...
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 23, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
Squamish looks delicious! Bump!
MH2

climber
Dec 23, 2013 - 11:51pm PT
All is well.

Yes, the Solarium.

I checked out where it said that the ledge under Above and Beyond continues to the Solarium.

The middle pic is from under Room on Fire, just around the corner from Sunblessed.

The bug is a bristletail, maybe archaeognatha.
MH2

climber
Dec 24, 2013 - 12:10am PT
Despite what the photo may suggest, that crack is too easy to have a name. The only danger was that my foot slipped halfway out of the shoe once. Ah well, I could have hiked down without, but I did reflect that down-climbing to recover the shoe was something I really didn't want to do, and something I didn't take into account when leaving the brushy gully for the crack.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 25, 2013 - 04:20pm PT

Just thought i'd wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

Hmmm must have an image or too I haven't posted yet...

Here's a couple. About a month ago I met up with Kyle and Kieran at Power Windows.

Kyle finishing up the aret of Power Windows 11b/c



Kieran wanted to traverse into it from the corner



A beautiful Remembrance day. Great friction


It looked pretty hard.

Panos are funny sometimes.. ;)


Kieran transferring into the slab


Kyle was kind enough to throw a rope on Quarryman for me and i felt really good on it.

Then I hit up Popeye and the Raven on the way down which went well till the top of the corner where I just wasn't seeing the move. It was nice to be shut down by the rock for a change rather than my body.. ;)

Kyle gave me a key piece of beta, and when i actually chose to apply it, i figured it out pretty quick. ;)

Kieran wanted to see if Teenage Girls do in fact blow gorbies. ;)

Kieran starting up Teenage Girls Don't Blow Gorbies, 11c?



Gaining the upper aret.




Merry Christmas!!
The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
The 'burbs of Vancouver
Dec 25, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
Pic #3: the quintessential Squamish shot: the Chief, Howe Sound, and several power lines and trees obstructing the view. Excellent photos Mike!

Hey happy Christmas everybody!
MH2

climber
Dec 25, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
The evolving photo style of Big Mike, the enduring excitement of Squamish, Merry Christmas for sure.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 27, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
Ooooh, Bubba wrote a book !

Nice pix Mike. :-) !!!
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 27, 2013 - 05:56pm PT
Here's a little TR from my trip to Squamish this past August. My first time, and certainly not my last. We're already shopping for plane tickets, and talking to friends who live in Valleycliffe about crashing on their couch!

First things first...hit this area up before even going into town.
First things first...hit this area up before even going into town.
Credit: Grippa
Credit: Grippa
Made the Bluffs circuit
Made the Bluffs circuit
Credit: Grippa
Credit: Grippa
Credit: Grippa
Kristin's favorite pitch of the trip. El Zip
Kristin's favorite pitch of the trip. El Zip
Credit: Grippa
Used to camping in the desert...this is a little different.
Used to camping in the desert...this is a little different.
Credit: Grippa
Credit: Grippa
Pretty steep hike. P1 of Diedre
Pretty steep hike. P1 of Diedre
Credit: Grippa
Credit: Grippa
Random french canadian babe on Apron Strings.
Random french canadian babe on Apron Strings.
Credit: Grippa
Marc Andre LeClerc
Marc Andre LeClerc
Credit: Grippa
Didn't send this try, but I'm sure he's hiked it by now or had in the ...
Didn't send this try, but I'm sure he's hiked it by now or had in the past.
Credit: Grippa
Microlife
Microlife
Credit: Grippa
Bath time in Brohm lake.
Bath time in Brohm lake.
Credit: Grippa
Credit: Grippa
Waiting for the party above to get their sh#t together.
Waiting for the party above to get their sh#t together.
Credit: Grippa
Favorite of the trip.
Favorite of the trip.
Credit: Grippa
My favorite pitch of the trip &#40;of course&#41;...
My favorite pitch of the trip (of course)...
Credit: Grippa
Birds
Birds
Credit: Grippa
Welp we f*#ked this up. Next trip up we went the right way!
Welp we f*#ked this up. Next trip up we went the right way!
Credit: Grippa
Rest day hike
Rest day hike
Credit: Grippa
Finished it off with some Howe Sounds brewery grub, and watching the w...
Finished it off with some Howe Sounds brewery grub, and watching the wind shredders shred.
Credit: Grippa
MH2

climber
Dec 27, 2013 - 08:49pm PT
Great TouR, Grippa.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 27, 2013 - 09:58pm PT
You liked Exasperator best? Noice :-D !!

Great pix. Thanks for puttin'em here.
Rolfr

Social climber
La Quinta and Penticton BC
Dec 27, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
Sorry guys Power Windows 11B/C ? That's grade creep! Always has been 11A and will always be 11A. Great route with a healthy little runout to the arete but the crux moves are well protected and just 5.11A. I repeated it often and seconded it with Ivan just after Jimmy put it up , 11A period.

When Dale Tale put up TGWBG there was an intermediate belay that Robin B chopped years later, that belay avoided a hard ledge fall if you blew the crux. Someone should go back and replace it.
Rolfr

Social climber
La Quinta and Penticton BC
Dec 27, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Bruce if it was in JT it just may be!
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Dec 27, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
i remember saying something about the traversing alternate start being 11b/c Big Mike mighta gotten them mixed up
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 27, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
Said Chief on another thread when I asked him if he's done it:



power windows- classic sb featureless wasteland

I've reused the description countless times since :-)


Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2013 - 02:46am PT
evolving style
Ya, based on my physical abilities and lately the lack of my rebel which i somehow misplaced on the way home from Yosemite.. I'm in the market for a full frame this time, but i'm finding it quite prohibitively expensive so we'll see if i can swing it. I figure i like to shoot wide, so i might as well get the widest sensor i can get, but 1500 or so for a canon 14mm is a bit much..

Thanks guys!

Nice pix grippa! Thanks!! Glad you enjoyed Squamish!

My bad on Power Windows. I was at home in CR without a reference.. i also didn't climb it that day so i didn't remember the grade.. Sorry! ;)

When Dale Tale put up TGWBG there was an intermediate belay that Robin B chopped years later, that belay avoided a hard ledge fall if you blew the crux. Someone should go back and replace it.

What was the story on the name? Any beta on that? ;)

Robin chopped em eh? Just like the ones he chopped on his new routes at tunnel.. Ahh politics. What a shame.



Edit: Great buddy! You?
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 28, 2013 - 03:00am PT
Yank Bump!

Howzit Mike?

Edit- nice touch, grippa.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 28, 2013 - 03:42am PT
Oh & cool pics grippa! (Edit- and Big Mike!!!!!!!!!)

I remember u saying that u were gonna be up, glad u had fun!



I think teenage girls is gud without the belay, makes a full pitch. Multi pitching on penny lane seems best avoided. Love that climb though, super cool jugs up top! I heard Anders was actually the chopper there?


On that note rolfr,, A new to me climb I did at penny lane recently called grumpy old men had a similar feel as to fall potential/bolt placement relative to cruxes/rests as teenage girls with some wandery climbing & ledgy stances. We did it as a warm up not really knowing what it was & found it to be a cool route with fun, technical climbing & a cool crux up top, & a sandbag for a warmup. What's the story with the name on that one? Was somebody on the FA team havin a rough day??

Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 28, 2013 - 02:23pm PT
Thanks guys! Freakin luvvvvvv Squam and environs.Now that we truly ticked the classics I can't wait to visit again, and do some longer stuff along with more obscure routes.
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