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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.
MH2

climber
Jan 4, 2014 - 11:26am PT
Thanks for the re-post. Has the feel of M. John Harrison's Climberz.

I only fell 10 feet in a swami.

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 4, 2014 - 12:00pm PT
Epic Bruce!



Social facilitation would make a great route name.
MH2

climber
Jan 4, 2014 - 12:41pm PT
Yah! That's why we find it easy to believe in the lemmings.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Jan 4, 2014 - 03:09pm PT
On the topic of icey slopes, I recently did my annual ice climb. That is, if you can accept that top-roping some 3/4 ice really qualifies as ice climbing. As usual I ignored all previous experiences and carefully made resolutions, and ventured out to Paradice [sic] with my friend Kyle R. My main function was to act as Kyle's belayer, while he did laps--he is still young enough to actually enjoy this stuff. One lap was more than enough for me. The ice was getting punky, and the local ice season is likely over already.

Paul M and gf at Paradice.  Kootenay River behind.
Paul M and gf at Paradice. Kootenay River behind.
Credit: hamie

Kyle R doing laps, foolish lad.  Some of that nasty M stuff behind.
Kyle R doing laps, foolish lad. Some of that nasty M stuff behind.
Credit: hamie

As I have said many times before, "Being tired, cold and scared is not nearly as much fun as it used to be."
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 4, 2014 - 03:38pm PT
Awesome story Bruce!! Glad you came out unscathed!

Nice pics Hamie! Thanks for that!
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Jan 4, 2014 - 04:03pm PT
Great post, Hamie. And Happy New Year to you.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 4, 2014 - 04:29pm PT
Hilarious stories !!! That climb on the Malemute called "old style" was named c'os Peter climbed it with sox over his EBs. Like you Bruce, we remembered Tom Patey and the sox-over-boots trick.

Kind of trashed the sox.

Ha.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 4, 2014 - 08:44pm PT
Got your hike on again eh Bruce?

I went down to the bluffs to meet Kyle and Relic and shoot a few frames with my new toy.

14mm on full frame is pretty darn wide!



Kyle hit up a few routes and Relic found out his shoulder was still a bit sore, so ended up just belaying. After a while i got Kyle to fix me a rope and i got some shots of him on Yorkshire gripper.

Kyle on Yorkshire Gripper 11b


I got a few more too but i'm gonna wait till i get home and edit them a bit. I downloaded these two from my camera to my phone.. Technology. Pretty cool sometimes..
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 5, 2014 - 01:27pm PT
Good stuff Mike! Talk to U in a bit.
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