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Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Sep 30, 2011 - 12:42pm PT
Tami,

I think you mean the pic of Hamish taken by The Bear. Is there one of Fish as well?

Also, the problem with logging in Squamish is.....They cut down ALL the f*#king trees ! Remember the year after year constant train of logging trucks heading to the mills and Woodfibre belching out the lucsious brown cloud ? Climbing in the summer used to be just one big brown fog out with the delicious smell.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 30, 2011 - 12:45pm PT
Climbing in the summer used to be just one big brown fog out with the delicious smell.

Yup. And now it's just one endless parade of noisy automobiles on the highway below you. Is pollution from yuppie whistler-goers better than pollution from redneck mill workers?
NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Sep 30, 2011 - 12:46pm PT
@thekidcormier

Two Alaskans I met (Todd & Dustin) were racking up for the Grand Wall. Figured I'd help them finish their coffee, and wander out to take a shot or two by headlamp for poops and giggles since my partner wouldn't be out of his tent for another 3 hours. They ended up on Bellygood by noon. Here's a couple more,

Credit: NigelSSI

Dustin
Dustin
Credit: NigelSSI

Dustin starting up Apron Strings
Dustin starting up Apron Strings
Credit: NigelSSI


Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 30, 2011 - 12:54pm PT
History is a fantastic tool, but is often co-opted and corrupted into propaganda. As far as logging goes, Its was an incredible economic engine in this province. But the fact is that it was also the architect of its own demise, just like the colapse of the cod fishery back east. Such fantastic potential squandered. You can either learn from the facts or keep believing the liars.

anyhoo.... rocks starting to dry
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Sep 30, 2011 - 01:01pm PT
David,

Pollution has no class consciousness.
thekidcormier

Trad climber
squamish, b.c.
Sep 30, 2011 - 01:05pm PT
Bruce, where ya climbing today? need a belay?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 30, 2011 - 01:10pm PT
sure why not - i'm just stepping out but drop me an email
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.

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 30, 2011 - 03:41pm PT
must be flavelle. he's a relic


just as a matter of interest, relic used to be my neighbor up in whistler (robert clothier) and his kid ( john, no longer a kid) now lives on eagle island
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
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