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RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 14, 2014 - 12:47pm PT
list of climbs to do edit- rescrub


-Avalon connection. Valley of Shaddai
 ?




Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Mar 14, 2014 - 01:47pm PT
From what I recall it needs a three pitch rescrub to be climbable at this point.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 17, 2014 - 06:14pm PT
Uh oh!
Uh oh!
Credit: RyanD

Happy st party's day everyone!
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 17, 2014 - 08:44pm PT

Happy St Patty's you northern monkeys.

DBlack

Trad climber
Vancouver, BC
Mar 18, 2014 - 08:23pm PT
Hey, it is awesome to see all of you still climbing through the winter in Squamish! I am so jealous, sitting at home in drizzly Vancouver. Happy late St Patrick's Day, btw! Too bad the awesome weather didn't last...

Anyway, I am heading up to Whistler next week and am interested in getting in some rock climbing. Is there some kind of beta somewhere that I can get my hands on for Spanky's Wall or any other alpine areas and/or routes? If any of you knows about the area or has tips, please share!

Thanks! You guys are an inspiration!

David
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Mar 20, 2014 - 11:37pm PT
An ode to the big stone....

Credit: brownie
http://www.33mag.com/en/2014/03/20/only-way-down
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Mar 20, 2014 - 11:51pm PT
Great TR dude! ^^^ Thanks.
DBlack

Trad climber
Vancouver, BC
Mar 22, 2014 - 12:36am PT
Thanks a lot Bruce. I will not bother you with the book, but thanks for the offer! Sounds like fun, I look forward to next week! I'll also skip on the Guinness as I am only 16, Haha! Thank you!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 22, 2014 - 12:55am PT
Sixteen !!! hahahaha on us !!! Be safe out there David. Are you in TREK?
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Mar 22, 2014 - 01:37am PT
It's generally a good idea to skip the Guinness, regardless of age!! :) :) H.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 22, 2014 - 02:26am PT
Go for the Guinness if you are old enough, but stay away from the dreadful bottled stuff that pretends to be Guinness.
DBlack

Trad climber
Vancouver, BC
Mar 22, 2014 - 02:13pm PT
I'm in a similar program at a different school. I will remember that, Hamie and Tricouni!

And for the sake of the forum, I got on the only thing that was dry yesterday in Vancouver, which, unfortunately, is only toprope-able. It is still quite beautiful...

Juniper Point 5.10c?
Juniper Point 5.10c?
Credit: DBlack
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 22, 2014 - 02:30pm PT
Cool there are a number of schools with OD programs :-) . Some of my students are in TREK & I also have one attending Templeton.

We used to call that top rope problem 5.8 hahahahaha. But that was in 1977.


Guinness makes ya fat.

12 yr old Islay ??? Now...........yummy yumm.


RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 22, 2014 - 02:39pm PT
Young blood,


Spankys beta is in Whistler rockclimbs by Kevin M. I wouldn't bring anything besides 12 quickdraws, a gold camalot for the start of sunshine breakfast & a grey camalot for the start of did it with my girlfriend. The gear route(s) have never looked that appealing there to me. Finestone cowboy as Bruce mentions is a great route, there's nothing else like it in the corridor. Bring some endurance & maybe a yellow alien & a green camalot for the start. Even better bring a drill & tune it up :-)



Me on Blister in the sun.
Me on Blister in the sun.
Credit: Henkelchuk
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 22, 2014 - 02:45pm PT
Hey Tami, I agree with u on the single malt but some of us are lite & need a warmup.


FYI Guinness has less calories than most beers, besides the softball beers at least.

http://www.foodrepublic.com/2013/03/15/does-guinness-really-have-many-calories-bud-light



Edit-


I think as long as you are being active while drinking guiness it's all good :-)

Credit: RyanD
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 22, 2014 - 03:11pm PT
HAHAHAHA Ryan - six guys and a dog. In the sun. Squamish climbin' attits finest.
That's what bouldering pads are for, eh?
I mean when you're with yer mates and it's climbin' time. :-D

At my age and gender, Guinness is delish but it IS like drinkin' a loaf of bread. For the most part I don't mind getting older but the GETTING FAT SO EASY part sucks !!!!!

I oughtta peel my chubby self away from this dumb machine and go fer a walk, eh?

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2014 - 06:47pm PT
Hey guys!

Ghost- Nice pic and tale of Avalon. That climb has always intrigued me, along with Just Blessed and a few others down in the valley.

Good to see the boys out enjoying themselves on St Paddy's.

Nice to hear from you Justin, I'm headed to Cali in early May, we should hook up!!

David- Always nice to have a new voice here! 16? I wish i was that young when i started climbing!!

Whistler next week eh? Cool. I live up here, and it's pretty sweet up the mountains when conditions are right.

Next week looks pretty snowy, but temps will be ok, probably -1 to -5? Avy conditions will depend on new snow depths but Persistent Weak Layers from early season still lie dormant and can become a real threat with significant loading or warming.

Spanky's wall


Spanky's is pretty much cragging in the sky. Best enjoyed in early winter inversion conditions when T-shirt temperatures are easily accomplished, or late spring before they close Blackcomb. The best way to get there is take the high traverse towards ruby bowl after you climb Spanky's ladder and then either rappel in, (leave your gear up top for the epic sunset shot!) or scramble down the notch just to the left of the cliff.

Looking up the wall at the notch


Kyle on the far left route, Blister in the Sun 5.9





I also disagree with Ryan that the gear route isn't worth climbing. Kyle found it quite engaging.









Then there is the aret, You'll Go Blind 5.9


The next route is a 10c called Did It With My Girlfriend, i don't have a pic of anyone on it, but the rope is on it in my notch pic above.

Me on the far right climb Early Morning Job 5.9

Kyle Koroll Photo


Me getting my gear off the cliff.

Kyle Koroll Photo


Tami you should get off your butt and come climb with us one of these days!!


Nice pics Ryan!! Jealous!!
DBlack

Trad climber
Vancouver, BC
Mar 22, 2014 - 08:11pm PT
Sweet, thanks so much, Mike! That is very useful. Awesome pics too, I'm stoked!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 22, 2014 - 08:15pm PT
Thx Mike, Henkel took that pic up at spanky's about 3 years ago during a January inversion. St pattys day was interesting to say the least. 2 dogs in the pic actually Tami, & a bottle too if u look close- but it ain't islay. Just some good ole Catholic Jameson's!

Blistered in the sun! That's what it's called! Such a beautiful climb, what's Sunshine breakfast??

I also disagree with Ryan that the gear route isn't worth climbing. Kyle found it quite engaging.


I should have phrased that better, how's this.


"It has never appealed to me to carry a rack up to the sport crag on top of the ski hill for the one ok crack surrounded by beautifully featured faces & arÍtes only to ride all the way down with it on my back at the end of the day :-)"




Same goes for skaha lol!

But remember, unlike you & Kyle I am not, repeat: NOT a trad climber, & I don't want to be either :-) (has anyone ever admitted to that on supertopo before?)




Anyways, here's the OP himself crushing the smoke bluff connection last week, or was it the week before??


Credit: RyanD

Jah bah walk eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Jah bah walk eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Credit: RyanD



RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 22, 2014 - 08:24pm PT
Oh & one more then I really gotta get some work done.



Everyone should send out some good vibes to thekidcormier, I think he went under the knife yesterday or today to get his landing gear replaced. Come back strong Luke!!



Heal up strong Luke! So you too can soon be carrying gear around for f...
Heal up strong Luke! So you too can soon be carrying gear around for fun again;-)
Credit: RyanD
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