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Dec 18, 2013 - 12:19am PT
No Jack Lewis on Triumph mentioned by Beckey. Pete Doorish and Alex Cudkowicz doing the east face in '85. Turns out it was the Northeast Ridge we did. Good position but not much rock-climbing, which I was still learning was not the be-all end-all in getting up mountains. In fact, the most fun we had was seeing Bob and Pete, then meeting them on top, then a couple lucky guesses on the descent (or Bryan's sixth sense route finding).

Meanwhile, back at the ranch




Dec 18, 2013 - 12:26am PT

That's not zombie roof?

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Dec 18, 2013 - 04:21am PT

The young man who ran up against bad luck on Triumph Peak was Tom Thomas.

His passing did cause a shock wave through the Canadian tribe regardless of the level of risk assumed by various participants and where they liked to partake in the deep end fun of climbing.

It was sad news...
Big Mike

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
Wow, i missed those last shots. Thanks Andy!

Looking forward to seeing people at Perry's tonight! He called me today, and said things should be ramping up around 7:00-7:30.

See y'all there!!

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 21, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
MH2, you know you are just being a tease about that roof crack, right?
(in edit: not that I could make two moves on it)


Dec 21, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
Not meant to tease. Just a TEST. As to location.

Dec 21, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
I failed the test Andy. Can I have the answer so I know for next time?


Dec 21, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
The test is more a routine diagnostic of the Oplopanax database. All 3 photos are within 5-10 minutes of each other.

As pic 2 shows, the bugs have not learned to fear diggers, yet.

Mountain climber
Dec 22, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
Excellent bonfire with Perry and Nadine last night. But, dang, I didn't take any photos. Does anyone have some they could post?

The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 22, 2013 - 09:15pm PT
Excellent turn out, good times.

Big Mike

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2013 - 11:57am PT
Very much so Perry. Thank you. Lots of fun conversations and libations were enjoyed.

I got off a couple shots b4 the madness took over

Sandra, Nina, Kyle and Anders

Ok this one sucks, but you can see more of the crowd.

Thanks a lot Perry for a great time, and a beautiful bonfire which kept us nice and warm.
That deer stew was awesome too!

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

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

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

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.

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

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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

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!

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

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

Nice pix Mike. :-) !!!
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