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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Apr 16, 2014 - 01:45pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^Nice. Alpha I assume. ^^^^^

one of these days I'm gonna dig out my pic of Don hiking up McGuire clad only in a pair of stained y-fronts.

Do you really hate us that much? That what has been seen cannot be unseen.

I like my stomach contents IN my stomach. Not splashed onto my keyboard.

Thhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhanks.
thesiger

climber
Apr 16, 2014 - 01:52pm PT
Mike, are you sure that buttface ascent wasn't some kind of dream or paranormal event? That two-headed Toby dude is sort of transparent in the summit pic and those purple Mythos are from last century.

Anyway, leaving that aside, when are your crew heading down for my windows?
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Apr 16, 2014 - 04:18pm PT
This thread reminded me it's nearly Interior Limestone season!



More choss than you can shake a stick at!

I heard a great story from Robert about the first ascent of "None but the brave"... RyanD you should go jump on that one! Still waiting for a second ascent!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 16, 2014 - 05:11pm PT
Lookit all them summits there, just ready to fall right over if u fart too loudly!

Sounds interesting Oplopanax, maybe if u told a little of the story u were told it would sound more enticing??

Since its pissing out here ill type a few words on my experience or lack thereof with interior limestone.


I used to drive thru marble canyon all the time on the way to moms when I lived in Whistler. This was also around the time I started rockclimbing so naturally I thought the place was some sort of Mecca that was only absent of climbers due to geographic location. After a few summers & a trip to potrero this fledgling thought it was time to take a closer look at Marble canyon. I figured I'd scope it out & come back with a friend to develop Potrero north. Even in my state of extreme n00bdom(still a n00b) it only took one foray up to the base of the wall to realize I was nowheres near ready for the types of adventure that the rock there looked guaranteed to provide. After that it took awhile to understand why everyone thought limestone was so cool & that Potrero was choss.

That said I'm always blown away by the creativity of the landscape there, the contrast of the walls with the beautiful blues of the lake would probably be quite stunning from a higher vantage point.


Great photo too!


Andy, good stuff on the pillary. I liked the zoomed photo of the roman chimneys a lil ways back too.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Apr 16, 2014 - 06:28pm PT
I presume the large pinnacle is Chimney Rock, but what are the smaller ones to the right called?
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Apr 16, 2014 - 06:43pm PT
Glenn, this is "The Castle" area over at the far right, i.e. north of the Icy BC waterfall and a three hour slog up mobile scree approach. Iain Stewart-Patterson did some 5-pitch route in this area, I think on the cliff behind the pinnacle. I don't think the pinnacles in this area even have names, let alone routes... the big one's about two pitches high and the rest are less than a ropelength. Lyle or Garry might be able to tell us more.

RyanD, some stories can't be shared without permission - the Natives said that certain families or clans owned a story and they were the only ones who could tell it. And I'm not about to appropriate from Clan Nugent.

But in a highly edited form, ;), he was climbing with a gal he'd never met before, she subtly challenged his manliness, they got up on this giant chimney sickle feature that had been previously bailed on a few times, it turned into the worst choss imaginable, and they had to keep battling upwards because none of the gear, including belays, would hold body weight, so there was no way to rappel....
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Apr 16, 2014 - 06:48pm PT
Thanks, Oplo, so Chimney Rock is out of sight in this photo?
Sanskara

climber
Apr 16, 2014 - 06:53pm PT
Wow,

You guys are very fortunate to live where you do.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Apr 16, 2014 - 07:13pm PT
Here's the Chimney, aka Coyote's Penis, in all its glory Glenn. It's about 2 km northwest of the other photo.



The redder or oranger the limestone is the more rotten it is.... only route on the Penis is up the back side.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Apr 16, 2014 - 07:27pm PT
Ahh, thanks. Yes, the red stuff is ungood for climbing.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Apr 17, 2014 - 01:54am PT
Here's a couple of pix of Chimney Rock [aka Chimney Rock :)] I posted one of them before.

The rock was pretty good.
Credit: hamie

Climber circled. You'll have to trust me on that!
Credit: Dick Culbert

Hi Glenn.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Apr 17, 2014 - 02:18am PT
Great photos, Hamie!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2014 - 03:18am PT
Yes please!! ^^^^^

Mh2, nice shots. 44 certainly has grown in popularity with the sport crowd lately. Rarely a day is there i don't see a couple cars parked on the highway when i'm going to Squamish.

Dave, i'm glad you guys had fun at the papoose.

Dru- Nice shots of the choss. I've driven through there on the way north a few times. I find it beautiful, but less than inviting.. Lol
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Apr 17, 2014 - 12:01pm PT
You know on second thought and closer inspection it seems kinda like one could start up the gray-and-red corner at lower left in my photo and then follow gray rock all the way to the top near the left skyline, provided a buzzy hole-maker and a bucket o' bolts came along with you. Somebody should get right on that.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2014 - 12:04pm PT
Someone should send Jeremy or Munge a plane ticket. I bet a whole bunch of routes would get put up in the canyon!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2014 - 12:20pm PT
Oh i know there are. I just meant a bunch more! Lol
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Apr 17, 2014 - 02:20pm PT
Is a bolt useless if you don't fall onto it?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 17, 2014 - 02:22pm PT
I like to dream that there is at least one crag in that entire canyon that has a rope length high by 100m or so wide wall of overhanging bulletproof rock with nice pockets and edges.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2014 - 02:23pm PT
I think Hilti is happy to sell extra hardware.

Tooth- cool! What routes did you guys do at Pink Cliff?

Maybe there is, somewhere under the choss Ryan. Lol
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 17, 2014 - 02:27pm PT
Bloody oath is right!!

Do we have Bruce questioning the use of bolts now?!

What has happened?

Next thing u know he's going to chop everything @ area 44 & lead it on peckers & hand placed pitons & call it a trad climbing area!!
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