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Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 15, 2013 - 09:16am 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 - 10:43am 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 - 10:54am 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 - 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.
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