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Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 16, 2013 - 07:43pm 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 - 08:13pm 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 - 08:49pm PT
what did you guys do on triumph?
MH2

climber
Dec 16, 2013 - 08:58pm 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 - 08:31am 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 - 08:47am 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 17, 2013 - 09:19pm 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 17, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
?


That's not zombie roof?



?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Dec 18, 2013 - 01:21am PT
Bruce,

The young man who ran up against bad luck on Triumph Peak was Tom Thomas.

His passing did cause a shock wave through the Canadian tribe regardless of the level of risk assumed by various participants and where they liked to partake in the deep end fun of climbing.

It was sad news...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
Wow, i missed those last shots. Thanks Andy!

Looking forward to seeing people at Perry's tonight! He called me today, and said things should be ramping up around 7:00-7:30.

See y'all there!!
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 21, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
MH2, you know you are just being a tease about that roof crack, right?
(in edit: not that I could make two moves on it)

$BAD_WORDS
MH2

climber
Dec 21, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
Not meant to tease. Just a TEST. As to location.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 21, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
I failed the test Andy. Can I have the answer so I know for next time?

;-)
MH2

climber
Dec 21, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
The test is more a routine diagnostic of the Oplopanax database. All 3 photos are within 5-10 minutes of each other.

As pic 2 shows, the bugs have not learned to fear diggers, yet.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Dec 22, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
Excellent bonfire with Perry and Nadine last night. But, dang, I didn't take any photos. Does anyone have some they could post?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 22, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
sorry to miss it Perry - I double booked and couldn't abandon my own party!
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 22, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Excellent turn out, good times.


Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2013 - 08:57am PT
Very much so Perry. Thank you. Lots of fun conversations and libations were enjoyed.

I got off a couple shots b4 the madness took over

Sandra, Nina, Kyle and Anders


Ok this one sucks, but you can see more of the crowd.


Thanks a lot Perry for a great time, and a beautiful bonfire which kept us nice and warm.
That deer stew was awesome too!
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 23, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
i dunno about that roof but the diagonal pod crack sure looks a lot like solarium area.

maybe the roof is the one that leads out to cruising to infinity?

sorry for the slow reply. had to go to Alberta to protest the pipeline.

Second lap of the day after tools left at the last rap station.
Second lap of the day after tools left at the last rap station.
Credit: Oplopanax
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Dec 23, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Ice must have been hard, those tools got all bent up...
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