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MH2

climber
Dec 15, 2013 - 12:58pm 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 - 09:31pm PT
Credit: brownie

name that route!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Dec 15, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
Is it the chimney grovel you take down after soloing Penny Lane up ?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 15, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
Credit: RyanD



Is this it?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
Hmmm.. One of the Sunshine chimneys?? Not the easy one?
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 16, 2013 - 12:25am PT
North Gully chockstone
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Dec 16, 2013 - 09:16pm 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 - 09:21pm PT
polaris?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 16, 2013 - 09:27pm 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 - 09:28pm 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 - 09:32pm 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 - 10:38pm PT
What?? Cedar is top of the (vegetable) hardness scale.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 16, 2013 - 10:43pm PT
indeed it is.... so much more reliable than say, hemlock.

But you see anything is possible with hollywood, especially when said cedar was a prop hand placed ever so gently into the flake....
MH2

climber
Dec 16, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
I well remember a conversation with Bryan Burdo on our way in to Triumph. I was complaining about some unlikely scene in a movie, such as the floor-full of snakes in Lost Ark, and he said, "Andy, the movies are for fantasy, for fun, you know?"
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 16, 2013 - 11:49pm PT
what did you guys do on triumph?
MH2

climber
Dec 16, 2013 - 11:58pm PT
We did the standard/classic I-forget-which ridge (West?), but halfway up we heard a tink-tink and saw Bob Crawford IN A RED SHIRT placing a pin coming around the North Ridge as he and Pete Doorish made the first ascent. Would have been a good time to have a camera.


edit:

That was the FA of the North Face/ Central Rib in August 1981
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 17, 2013 - 11:31am PT
Funny stuff Bruce & Andy!

Thanks for confirming that "the wall" in question is in fact famous Bruce.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 17, 2013 - 11:47am PT
I thought Jack Lewis did the north face? I don't have a guidebook handy so I can't look it up.

Triumph is such a cool looking peak. Was your ridge good? I've heard the north face is typical poor pro (slam shut seams) and also hard.

There was a young kid who was doing some very impresive FA alpine routes in the Rockies with a young Ken Walator, I can't remember his name, but he died soloing on the east face of triumph, which i think is a bit of a wall climb. Still unclimbed i think.
MH2

climber
Dec 18, 2013 - 12:19am PT
No Jack Lewis on Triumph mentioned by Beckey. Pete Doorish and Alex Cudkowicz doing the east face in '85. Turns out it was the Northeast Ridge we did. Good position but not much rock-climbing, which I was still learning was not the be-all end-all in getting up mountains. In fact, the most fun we had was seeing Bob and Pete, then meeting them on top, then a couple lucky guesses on the descent (or Bryan's sixth sense route finding).

Meanwhile, back at the ranch





RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 18, 2013 - 12:26am PT
?


That's not zombie roof?



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