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RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 25, 2014 - 01:49am PT
What's up Mike? Golf is legit dude!!



Credit: RyanD
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 25, 2014 - 01:52am PT
Oplopanax, thanks for the info. Is there any access issues? I hear it's owned by A bible camp or something? Cool pic from the summit though, that's a nice view.


Oh, & great job getting out on the sharp end Mike! Really awesome to hear that.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2014 - 03:05am PT
Thanks Ryan! Man it just kills me to see that beautiful wall covered in golf bags.

In other news, don't bother going to mec to buy climbing shoes if you have size 13 feet. They didn't even have 1 pair in my size. Thoroughly disgusted is how i feel about that..
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Mar 25, 2014 - 01:32pm PT
Access to Anvil Island works like this: there is a public dock at the south end of the island, but the land beyond is private. Most landowners do not allow access but the Bible camp caretaker will let you through for $25 per head (2004 rate, may have changed). A good,marked trail canbe followed from there to the summit. If you are renting a water taxi to get your crew of hikers to Anvil, this is your only viable option.

There's also free access, but no dock, on the east side, if you have your own boat. Land your canoe or kayak on the bouldery beach right where the creek on the east side flows into the ocean. Very steep flagged route runs up the north (climbers right) side of this creek to south of the summit and joins in with the trail from bible camp here.


Final route to the summit (pic) wraps around the west side (left in pic) and scrambles up easy steps on the north ridge.

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 25, 2014 - 02:45pm PT
That's cool, thanks for the beta.



Hiking with bearded Kyle.
Hiking with bearded Kyle.
Credit: RyanD
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Mar 26, 2014 - 01:31am PT
I was in the local used book store today, checking out the climbing section, and spotted a couple of books which may interest someone down there. I already have my own copies of both.

Anders' guidebook. $40-. In immaculate condition. Looks like it was never even read. Definitely never used in the field.

Smaill's guidebook. $25-. In very good shape. This book is unusual, and may appeal to some collector types, as inside the cover it is inscribed:

Eric Bjornstad
Paquette, Wis.

Note that this is an inscription, not a signature. As our more mature readers will recall, Eric made a number of FAs at Squish with Uncle Fred, way BITD--before becoming the Great Guru of the Desert.

If anyone is interested in purchasing either or both of these items, send me a PM or post on the site. We could likely work out a way for me to buy them and mail them to you. The Smaill book is a good deal, if you are into that sort of stuff. They should go to Squish afficianados.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 26, 2014 - 02:16am PT
Hamie!!! I'll take them both, sending u a pm right now.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Mar 26, 2014 - 02:18am PT
Sold to the man in the corner, smoking two cigars!

You snooze, you lose.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2014 - 03:40am PT
Sweet pic of Kyle on Bpeel Ryan! So jelly!! Damn i can't wait to get back up there!!

Nice to hear from you Hamie! I can't wait to check out that Smail guide!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 26, 2014 - 01:53pm PT
I met Eric B in SLC at the tradeshow there about 15 yrs ago. Total character.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Mar 26, 2014 - 02:22pm PT
That pic makes Banana Peel look badass, which I thought was impossible.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Mar 26, 2014 - 02:30pm PT
Here's a pic of Eric B doing the Starfish Traverse, while belayed by Uncle Fred. It looks a lot like Big Jim, but it's not. Big Jim had bigger pipes! Note the classic hammer in back pocket of jeans stylin'.

Once upon a time, a long time ago........
Once upon a time, a long time ago........
Credit: hamie
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 26, 2014 - 04:24pm PT
That pic makes Banana Peel look badass, which I thought was impossible.

Yeah, why isn't he walking across that sidewalk? Hanging by your hands off the curb is just weird.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Mar 26, 2014 - 05:44pm PT
Banana peel was the first climb I ever did back in 1982. I also aided the first pitch of exasperator as it looked impossible to climb at the time.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2014 - 11:10pm PT
Rad pic Hamie!! Thanks for that!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2014 - 03:12am PT
Lol. I wonder if the film was still good
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Mar 27, 2014 - 03:50am PT
WWWHHHOOOHHHHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After over a decade I got my original copy of "Tales of Terror..." in the mail today!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2014 - 10:22pm PT
Nice Evel! I love that book. Tami's art rulez!!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 29, 2014 - 11:24pm PT
After over a decade I got my original copy of "Tales of Terror..." in the mail today!

????WTF????

US Postal Service REALLY sux !!!

:-D
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Mar 29, 2014 - 11:30pm PT
Hi Tami! I thought the book was lost. Then an old roomie called up and said he had it and would return it to me! WOOT!

USPS IS bad, but not THAT bad!
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