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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 26, 2013 - 09:28pm PT
^^^^^^^^HAHAHAHA!!!!! LOL x 2 ^^^^^


Glenn write a TR ! :-D
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 4, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
Hamie sent me this last weekend:


i have a favour to ask. pls post this link to "Mt Nimbus" on the squamish thread. imo it is a terrible example of the "disneyfication" of climbing and the dumbing down of our mountains etc. a playground for the very rich. i would post it myself, but i dont know how. you can say that i asked you to post it, and that i hate it!! should generate some discussion/controversy. anything for a buck.

http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=ap0p_V9ILUw&feature=share

cheers,
H.



Sorry i haven't been more vocal lately, but works been hectic. Gotta get er done before the snow falls!!

Glad to hear you picked up some new rubber wayno!! How did the do on fantasia??
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 4, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
I am very curious about the responses to the Via Ferrata here. Flame on! I'm not sure what to think about it. One seems O.K. but if there is another, will they start to multiply?

Big Mike, the shoes are nice. I think I could climb several pitches now, without too much grief. Climbing with the Weege was way cool. Smooth and strong.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 7, 2013 - 12:59am PT
The dood in the via Ferrata vid made me laugh.
I don't know what to think of it but I'm with Hamie :-)


Another nice(enough) day in Squamish.


The glass slipper
The glass slipper
Credit: RyanD
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Nov 8, 2013 - 12:18am PT
BM thanks for posting the link. I expected more reaction from the usual suspects.......

I think that we are done for this year in the Koots.
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Nov 12, 2013 - 10:23am PT
Bump for content
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 12, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Hamish the Mt Nimbus thing is an E-ticket ride that CMH takes you on and you spend more money with 'em.

I doubt those silly via ferratta for pay rigs will proliferate but it might be only a short time before those idjits at the new gondola next to the Chief ask for tenure to put one on Habrich or Sky Pilot.

I find them offensive only inasmuch as they put n00bs on mountains they'd otherwise not even know the name of. Some might say it's nice to get people into the mountains but I'd argue they're unlikely to ever go back unless it's on another one of those 0% risk things like that one is.

But that's the way of it today, eh? Give the appearance of doing something risky but never really getting into a situation where you could burst into flames.

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 12, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
But that's the way of it today, eh? Give the appearance of doing something risky but never really getting into a situation where you could burst into flames.

So do you think the Squamish gondola would be more acceptable if a randomly selected passenger were set on fire once a week or so?
Hoser

climber
vancouver
Nov 12, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
Interestingly the one that is on the chief is packed with kid to grandparents on every sunny day, three peak traverse. Personally that one seems like its well thought out and takes a little of the regular trail load and spreads it out a tad.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 12, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
So do you think the Squamish gondola would be more acceptable if a randomly selected passenger were set on fire once a week or so?


I prefer a more subtle approach. Fence in a wide perimeter around the gondola site and release Komodo dragons into the space. WOuld up the ante some on recreating in the area...
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Nov 12, 2013 - 03:10pm PT
just dump Squamish's garbage there, it will attract bears, which will then randomly feed on tourons too.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 12, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
You'd have to be a real sourpuss to not have a blast walking that cable bridge.
MH2

climber
Nov 12, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
Interestingly the one that is on the chief is packed with kid to grandparents on every sunny day, three peak traverse. Personally that one seems like its well thought out and takes a little of the regular trail load and spreads it out a tad.


Also handy to the photographer who is on the 2nd peak and wants to find out who they just took a picture of on the 1st.










And what 10-year-old could resist?


RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 12, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
Barley Ferrata
Barley Ferrata
Credit: RyanD
roadman

climber
Nov 12, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
Re: that video! WTF?

Can't really understand who'd put that in, or who'd let them. What a shame.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 12, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
NIce that "Joyana and Lucas" have signed on behalf of BC Parks .


Grin.
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Nov 12, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
What up with this?

http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Developer+takes+another+Squamish+area+resort/9153006/story.html
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Nov 13, 2013 - 12:25am PT
This sourpuss would gladly launch that bridge. They should re-name it Mt. Dumbass.

Where's the tea-house?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 13, 2013 - 08:18am PT
Todd - that is a run of the mill bait and switch real estate boon dongle. Fly the flag of a totally useless ski hill, divert all available water sources and go ballistic with property development.

Also, the so called rock on garibaldi is not amenable to via Ferrata or other desirous contraptions of lowering the hallowed bar of climber sacredness

You get my email? Be there by 2!
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 3, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
The cold is here!

BK let us know what's in around Squish?

Remember, Vancouver ice climbers line up 10 deep for half frozen Shannon Falls. Soon you'll be able to gondola back down in time for a second lap the same day!
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