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Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 20, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
.... the man with one eye brow...

still, in terms of purely cut loose adventure huckle berry fin style, did you not note some Berntsen in the description of Grant Hadwin?
MH2

climber
Sep 20, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
when I read that book

Have you also read The Tiger, also by John Vaillant?

There is a curious connection between the two having to do with with logging economies. I saw John Vaillant introduce the movie Conflict Tiger in Vancouver. I have a hard time seeing him as the voice for any kind of redneck but that may be small-minded of me. I have not read The Golden Spruce but was fascinated by the story.

Thank goodness that climbers are either mostly sane or crazy the same way I am.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Sep 20, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
This is good stuff. The man you speak of Perry, sounds interesting & worth looking into.

Did the last day of summer pass Bruce? I manged to get the hell out there just in time perhaps, mwaaahaha.


gf was crackin me up back there.







gf

climber

Sep 19, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
Oh for god sakes, I've met 20 year olds that act older than 80+ dudes the only thing to fear is having to spend time with someone who's not curious.






Edit- Big Mike, what day u getting to the walley?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 20, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
We'll be in yellow pines by tuesday afternoon. I hear you're coming up wednesday? You wanna hit Cookie Cliff or something?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 22, 2013 - 12:58am PT
Time for more pictures. These are from a few years ago on a day in the Valley of Shaddai.

Just Blessed
Just Blessed
Credit: Ghost

Avalon, p 3. A really good pitch.
Avalon, p 3. A really good pitch.
Credit: Ghost

Late in the day, looking down the Valley of Shaddai.
Late in the day, looking down the Valley of Shaddai.
Credit: Ghost
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 22, 2013 - 01:06pm PT
I wonder how the war against moss is going up in Shaddai? Some good route up there but I recall it being a bit dank.

Here's some more Squam stoke:

An absolutely huge return of Pinks this year. They are even reported s...
An absolutely huge return of Pinks this year. They are even reported spawning in Britannia creek, the first report of significant life there in decades! Very good news
Credit: Bruce Kay

Squamish Icon Flex Luthor. Note lack of bald patch and paunch.  Someth...
Squamish Icon Flex Luthor. Note lack of bald patch and paunch. Something wrong there....
Credit: Bruce Kay

Flex and Yola have been retro scubbing and renovating some Gobsmacking old classics, Hungry Wolf and Never Say Never. Both are blockbuster sand bags at 5.11b at least as classic as Perspective and about twice as hard. Knowing Dean and Randy, Hungry Wolf likely got its name from these guys:

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 22, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
Note lack of bald patch and paunch. Something wrong there....

I think he did a deal with some dark power. No other way to explain it.

If you run into him and/or Jola, say hi for me.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 22, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
cross roads...

he does have a slightly demonic gleam in his eye, and a fondness for guns...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 22, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
Nice pics guys! Thanks!! Cool to put a face to Mr Sanford!

We're on the road at the moment, headed to Seattle. We fly out to Yosemite Tuesday morning. Yeehaw!!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 22, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
Mike -- if you need a place to stay, or a meal, or a beer, while you're in Seattle, let me know
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 22, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
Thanks Dave! What's the best park and fly for seatac?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 22, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
What's the best park and fly for seatac?

I've always been happy with Park'n'Jet. Bunch of Indian guys running what looks like a total lo-rent operation, but they've always been good to us. Shuttle service in the middle of the night with only a very short wait, for example. And one time I left an interior light on in the car so the battery was dead when I got back a week later. No problem -- they gave me a boost and wouldn't take any money for it. I think they recently opened a second lot, but I've always used the old one (18220 8th Ave South (just off Des Moines Memorial Dr) at the southeast corner of the airport.

Their website is http://www.parknjetseatac.com/ and you probably need to reserve.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 22, 2013 - 05:35pm PT
Awesome Dave! 50 bucks!! Can't beat that!!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 23, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
Summer is totally over. The only question remaining is stay on the diminishing odds of dry rock coinciding with days off or bolt for southern climes like that Mike Cow-pie fella. It seems a little early to dash south but in fact climate trends have favored wetter falls in the Pacific Northwest so maybe those of us stuck here need to get used to it. As the euphemistic term of shoulder season lengthens so does the problem of what to do without skiing or climbing.

There is fishing, which reminds me of a good yarn..... One rainy fall day myself and Dan Redford found ourselves over at Pat Posts place up on Perth where he had soon convinced us to go down to the Chekamus river to slay a few coho. Pat had recently taken to fishing with his usual over the top enthusiasm and the fact that there were 100 half dead chums to 1 silver coho meant nothing to him even when barbecued. Still, with nothing else going on before long there we were snagging old dogs and trying to convince Pat to fling them back in. This was all mildly amusing for maybe an hour and soon talk turned to the bar but Pat would have none of it. He was allowed four a day and maybe a few more if no one was looking.

Dans half feral dog Vito was also having fun but the swift current was blocking all his attempts at his own harvest. After a while, with much reluctance on Pat and Vito's part we started heading for the car..... unfortunately as it turned out, right past the tranquil waters of the spawning channels.

Well Vito's eyes lit right up. Before we knew it he was in the water and waging a holy Jihad like he was born for it. Fish were flying but for every one he shredded there was a fresh target just begging for it. Up and down he went wrecking holly terror all while Danny yelled "NO VITO NO!!" over and over to no avail. Pat and I were pissing ourselves laughing mostly at Danny's useless command of his out of control dog but after a while we were all getting a little concerned that someone might stumble upon us. soon we were all trying to corral the dog but he wasn't interested. He was in there a full 20 minutes and the pond started looking like the dolphin massacre they do in Japan before he finally crawled up exhausted but grinning ear to ear.

We quickly skulked away more than a little shocked at the bloodlust. A few years later Vito gained a certain amount of notoriety amongst the MEC gortex and wool crowd - and admiration from the guides - when as part of a mountaineering course, Vito once again demonstrated how to properly fillet a marmot right in front of a large group of paying clients. Danny and whoever else was there were only concerned that the fresh meat not go to waste but the highups back in Vancouver had other concerns, apparently. I think that was the last time dogs were invited to attend FMCBC climbing courses.

Some dogs are too afraid of their own shadow to follow through properl...
Some dogs are too afraid of their own shadow to follow through properly
Credit: Bruce Kay

Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Sep 23, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Fresh snow and low freezing levels 'round Squamish (even Omega had a dusting today) mean the Scots would say it's legit "winter conditions"
better sharpen yer poons
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Sep 23, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
Great Vito story Bruce and dam that young gun Jim, how the hell does he get pipes like that!

What's all this talk about snow, the season is just getting started down here at JT.

I found some ratty old tri cams on my rack last week , yours from when we climbed in Skaha? I have to return to the Great White North and serve a few months penance before they allow back to the land of eternal sunshine, I'll make sure those units get back to you.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 24, 2013 - 12:43am PT
Nice story Bruce, but how did you know my elementary school nickname?? ;)

Anyone else thinking thanksgiving skaha trip???
gf

climber
Sep 24, 2013 - 12:50am PT
Good story Bruce -speaking of old dogs returning to or from the sea -we should have snagged a shot of you making a guest appearance at the shining sea traverse last saturday after belting down a stout G and T mixed up by my 12 yr old, who it should be noted finds even the smell of any alcohol repelling.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Sep 24, 2013 - 02:03am PT
The rain may cometh so we should all have Skanksgiving in Penticton. See you there.
MH2

climber
Sep 26, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Fine day today


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