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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 30, 2011 - 01:32pm PT
Jim I think yer rite. I have a memory of Fish in one of those shots. But maybe this over-50 thing is gettin' to me :-D hahahaha.

Mike thanks fer this thread. Whuts got helium in it right now & is at the top of the front page of this forum makes me wanna throw up all over someone.
thekidcormier

Trad climber
squamish, b.c.
Sep 30, 2011 - 01:38pm PT
Whuts got helium in it right now & is at the top of the front page of this forum makes me wanna throw up all over someone.

... I dont get it.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 30, 2011 - 01:39pm PT
... I dont get it.

Stick around for a while, you'll get it eventually.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Sep 30, 2011 - 01:40pm PT
The Fish picture by Kevin is the undercling on Daily Planet. It's probably still hanging on the wall in the corner at the Cliffside Pub in Valleycliff
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 30, 2011 - 01:51pm PT
Luke - there's a really really really really stupid thread that keeps getting bumped to the top of the forum list. There are a couple other really stupid threads that also float up to the top........like ghastly poo loaves that just won't flush.

This is a great thread about climbing and many of us who have chimed in on it - Ghost, Jim B, Bruce K - have known one another for over 30 years. And it looks like Bruce might be out climbing with your bud Big Mike as I type these words. Now THATS what the StuporTorpid SHOULD be for instead of that other [DELETED AS UNMENTIONABLE] stuff . :-)

Indeed Bruce Kay's mum was friends with my mum back in the 40's when they were at UBC. Or something like that.

And Jim yer rite about the shot of the Fish. It was on the underfling of that climb :-) also rife with controversy hahahahahaha. Oh, the drama of it all.

Off to yoga !!! :-)
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 30, 2011 - 01:53pm PT
Ha ha Tami. You're right that this is a great thread. But that ghastly poo-filled thing that keeps floating to the top is one of the funniest threads in a long time. (And yes, I'm guilty guilty guilty of bumping it.)
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 30, 2011 - 02:01pm PT
Here's some more Squamish porn.

The roof looms...
The roof looms...
Credit: Ghost
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Sep 30, 2011 - 02:15pm PT
Mmm, one of the best 5.10's in Squamish. Nice photo.

Speaking of the Badge, wasn't that buldging bicep photo of the undercling on the Planet framed up on the wall of the olde Mountain Burger? I seem to recall being inspired to do it every can visit of every breakfast special I scoffed down there. Rappelling off the Planet after that undercling pitch was fun stuff, a memorable dangle indeed.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 30, 2011 - 03:39pm PT
^^^First post to ST, eh? ^^^^


Relic. LOVE the little "avatar" pic.


Love the reference to the Beachcombers.


Now who might you be out of the distant & sometimes hilarious past?


Ghost go spank yourself. Not the monkey but your little pink bottom. Bad Ghost, BAD Ghost. Now post more Squamish porn, please.

Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Sep 30, 2011 - 04:18pm PT
Hah, no not Flavelle.

Glad you like kitty porn Tami. Yes, a thought provoking avatar. Leaves many unanswered questions...

Incidentally, Relic's jet boat's name was "Hi Baller". Cool, huh? He lived in Whistler? Wow.





Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 30, 2011 - 04:33pm PT
The treeplanters adopted the word hi-baller & used it the same as logging ops. Any of you in addition to the new relic remember gyppo logging operations?

For my opinion, it is really too bad that John Clarke passed away prematurely. It wasn't just that he was a great climber - the work he was doing towards bringing together loggers and enviros was seminal. Nobody else had drawn together the loggers, FN & the protectionists. His slideshows and camps on Sims Ck were very homespun and grassroots.

But to get this thread back to the climbing :-) someone upthread asked if we cleaned routes out. Damn straight we did. Did some major logging on the crags. And digging out rocks, dirt and scraping off moss. I have a Chouinard hammer the pick of which has gotta be an inch shorter then when it started. And it wasn't busted off either - ground down on granite it was.

Certainly cleaning has been taken to some wildass extremes now. I'm not fond of what was done to the Cling Peaches wall ( someone used a power sprayer pumping water from the slough below - or so I was told ). But then again hard for me to judge what with some of the unearthing I did BITD.

Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Sep 30, 2011 - 07:05pm PT
A. Taylor on University Wall, 2nd pitch
A. Taylor on University Wall, 2nd pitch
Credit: T. Crawshaw
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Sep 30, 2011 - 10:46pm PT


Prepping for a 1993 November attempt on U Wall. Guy on the left is eating a mcdonald's big breakfast with a LA piton. Guy on the right is reading Deuce's how to book. Note pink lawn flamingo rigged with duct tape in the gear pile.



M. shows the damage from a 20 meter slab fall while attempting & failing to clip the bolt after the big runout on White Lightning


Spelunking in the depths of Sunshine Chimney

I remember the first time I did this (92) there was a campfire complete with 70s-era stubby beer bottles on top of the chockstone.


Bullethead East Direct p2 this summer


P1 of the Planet


Climber on Calculus, from Powaqqatsi


Bar Knuckles


The increasingly innapropriately named Clean Boulders


Quartz Pillar



Winter sunset light on Mosquito
NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Sep 30, 2011 - 11:45pm PT
Nice shot of U-Wall, Relic!

A few weeks ago I was down at Seasoned in the Sun and ended up 1/2 leading, and 1/2 watching some Brit on the .12d portion of The Shadow... It's that dihedral in the back of the shot for anyone that doesn't know. Anyways, for about half the climbing he sounded like he was trying to squeeze out the most persistent, combative turd he'd ever had, though finally did manage to pinch it off clean. When he let out a whoop at the top of the pitch his buddies, our party of three, and a few others lord knows where started cheering at full volume. There were probably 7 or 8 monkeys screeching away for a while in some sort of group high.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 1, 2011 - 12:04am PT
or about half the climbing he sounded like he was trying to squeeze out the most persistent, combative turd he'd ever had, though finally did manage to pinch it off clean.


HAHAHAHAAHHA!!!!!!
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 1, 2011 - 12:19am PT
How did you know it was some token brit on The Shadow from way down there? Did he yell out a few "bloody hell" screams in between the turd squeezing?

That is a pretty proud pitch. After Croft onsighted it in on the FFA in 1988, it didn't get repeated until over a decade later. My friend in the U-Wall picture, he made the second free ascent of The Shadow. He downgraded it to 12d from Croft's original 13b grade. Subsequently, The Shadow started seeing more and more ascents.
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Oct 1, 2011 - 12:19am PT
TFPU
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Oct 1, 2011 - 12:20am PT
anybody do dream catcher lately?

i drink urine.

NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Oct 1, 2011 - 12:30am PT
He started talking at the ledge up top... before that it was just REALLY loud pushing in the thin stemming stuff. I was happy to watch because that is one seriously PROUD pitch. Looked super sustained, and the sounds of struggle were enough to get me more focused on his climb than mine. I was curious about the gear, too... What's the pro like in the business?

As to Dreamcatcher/Rurp Riot, Sean McColl was the last guy I heard of sending it. Video!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cFdX1ypCXA
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 1, 2011 - 01:27am PT
Hey Nigel,

Thanks for posting that video. It's great to see Dream Catcher freed by Sean. Until seeing this, all I ever witnessed were people dangling around in slings on a rainy day.

Jim
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