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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
Nice Bruce! Thanks. Looks rad. I really need to go down there.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 14, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
You know what i find fascinating is how on any given mountain trip the hazard level hums along at a dull, pleasant low to non existent, or at least well within the realm of the bearable, then suddenly and often without much warning it jacks up like a richter 10 on an earthquake chart

What's really weird is when it goes from non-existent to "yer gonna die" in a microsecond. One sunny afternoon on the Kain Route on Bugaboo Spire I took a short detour out along a ledge on the SW face to absorb a bit of the view. Ledge was perfectly flat and about a meter wide. Not any kind of climbing at all, just strolling on a total sidewalk. And suddenly I was on my ass. No warning, no nothing. Just walking on a sidewalk and then down. Once I sorted myself out, I realized I'd stepped on an invisible patch of black ice. Could just as easily have been on the way to the glacier a thousand meters below.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 14, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
Mari left unfortunately....

then a very peculiar fellow showed up

Todd Eastman, dashing mountain man of intrigue and danger and sporting...
Todd Eastman, dashing mountain man of intrigue and danger and sporting the latest fashions of Snells Field circa 1978, proclaims" This is not at all like the south Col" then tries to find the Sorenson Eastman route..... every crag has one apparently
Credit: Bruce Kay

Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Dec 15, 2013 - 12:18am PT
I'm an iceman myself...

... and out of training!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Dec 15, 2013 - 12:23am PT
Well at least you're smart enough not to freeze to death standing around the various Town Walls in late Fall Todd !

All this new fangled clothing is LIGHT but it only works if you're mobile...
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 15, 2013 - 06:16am PT
Thanks for posting the pictures Bruce. Mari said she had a great time -- I'm sorry I couldn't take the time off to join you, but glad you made it in for dinner that night.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 15, 2013 - 07:43am PT
yeah I can't wait til next year. I'll be better prepared:

1) Rolls of chicken wire to keep the meth heads away from the car ( just like the bugaboos)

2) Ear protection



Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 15, 2013 - 07:54am PT
The area north of Hwy 2 near Gold Bar, just west of Index, was the holy ground of the "guns, beer, and off-road vehicle" crowd in Washington. All the time we spent up on Zeke's Wall we could hear the gunfire all day, and we'd see them driving around with beers in hand on our way out.

All of which would probably have been okay, except that their driving was destroying logging company roads and destroying salmon habitat, and the DNR eventually just forbade motorized access on that whole road system.

The ORV morons screamed about losing their God-given right to do whatever the f*#k they pleased, forgetting that in Washington State, God is represented on earth by the logging and fishing industries. (And Boeing, but that's a different story).

MH2

climber
Dec 15, 2013 - 09:58am PT
the "guns, beer, and off-road vehicle" crowd


Sounds like the civilization that succeeded the WORMS MAPS AMMO crowd Gold Bar once catered to.
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Dec 15, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
Credit: brownie

name that route!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Dec 15, 2013 - 06:36pm PT
Is it the chimney grovel you take down after soloing Penny Lane up ?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 15, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
Credit: RyanD



Is this it?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
Hmmm.. One of the Sunshine chimneys?? Not the easy one?
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 15, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
North Gully chockstone
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Dec 16, 2013 - 06:16pm PT
That's the one! a great adventure for those who don't know any better..

what about this one?

Credit: brownie
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 16, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
polaris?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 16, 2013 - 06:27pm PT
^^^^^theres a dude in there!

Is it pipeline?


Credit: RyanD


What's this famous Squamish wall that Brownie is on.
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Dec 16, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
perhaps I should have mentioned it is in the United S's of A..

Credit: brownie
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 16, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
Jezuz....


Pratts crack


ha! I know the other one too! King kong or whatever its called. Kangaroo corner is in the background.


HAHAHA - a wall huh?


funny story about that "wall"..... Anyone who has seen "Deadline" - and who ever has seen it can't forget it, best climbing film ever produced in Squamish - may recognize that precise series of aid moves as the high point of drama in the the movie.... a few moves higher and the actor is forced into free climbing... a lunge for the wee cedar..... it Rips!!!!

Away he sails for a 100 footer down Uncle Bens!
MH2

climber
Dec 16, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
What?? Cedar is top of the (vegetable) hardness scale.
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