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Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 9, 2014 - 12:48pm PT
Greg and his leeper stacks. He made us rap off of one in the dead of winter up on Joffre.
gf

climber
Jan 9, 2014 - 12:50pm PT
beats a copperhead ;/ -and technically i think it was spring by around 12 hrs
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 9, 2014 - 12:56pm PT
no not that route. The NW ridge with Serl and a gang of ACCers. Remember that? Big bon fire?

That was FWA by the way, whenever it was.


the funny part was, I wanted to use my tircam but you insisted on your stack ( very nicely crafted BTW, I still remember being impressed) and although hesitant, I remember thinking " ok, if we use his pins, I keep my tri cam.... sounds good".
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jan 9, 2014 - 12:57pm PT
The other good thing about leeper Z stacks is that they exert lots of outwards force.

Back in the days when logging road gates didn't have the big guard bell over the lock and there was easier access directly to the lock, we discovered that a Leeper Z, two angles, and a good hammering would pop the lock open on many locked gates. Almost like a skeleton key.

Ding ding ding, pop!
gf

climber
Jan 9, 2014 - 12:58pm PT
yup dec 85 -but that beat the hell out of another one of the raps where we wrapped tie-off webbing around a rectangular rock-built a cairn on it and called it good to go....it was the second weekend in dec iirc -so again technically not a winter ascent.....
edit -great one drew!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 9, 2014 - 01:02pm PT
so again technically not a winter ascent.....

Semantics....
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 9, 2014 - 01:24pm PT
Funny stuff guys.


Ahhh dec 85. Great year, I was a few months into kindergarten & innsecantly begging my parents to go to expo 86 the next summer to ride the scream machine. Sadly I was too short by about an inch and a half when the day actually arrived months later. Probably scarred from that denial to this day.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 9, 2014 - 01:40pm PT
Mr Hatten always maintained that far too many folks resorted to heads for the simple reason they were too lazy to figure out how to craft a good pin stack, which as you know can be a pretty bomber thing of beauty esp if a leeper is employed

Leeper stacks were almost like cheating. Like the difference between old rubber and the new sticky rubber, or between hexes and spring-loaded cams. And yes, far more secure in most cases than a pasted head.

Edit:

I can hear Daryl cackling at you from the grave as I type this "harris, you're light! with pin stacks and hammer blows to the brain direct(!) that thing is A2 max"

Well, compared to Daryl, I am light. But then, compared to Daryl, who wasn't light?
gf

climber
Jan 9, 2014 - 01:59pm PT
Yeah lucky for us and sadly for daryl we were light in all manner of ways.....
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jan 9, 2014 - 04:54pm PT
Ryan,

By '86 we were all riding scream machines...
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jan 9, 2014 - 05:17pm PT
Sexpo! Where thousands of teenage boys & girls first got laid.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 9, 2014 - 05:21pm PT
They got laid at expo? Which pavilion was that?

Burned!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2014 - 05:27pm PT
I also missed out on the sex part of expo! Dammit. I was 8.. Lol

We did go tho. Somehow i don't remember riding the screamer..
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Jan 9, 2014 - 07:52pm PT
I bet you would have made the height requirement, Mike.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 11, 2014 - 07:48pm PT
Finally scanning some pics. Here are some classics!


Bob Millward up on Mt Rexford.
Bob Millward up on Mt Rexford.
Credit: Bruce Kay

Scott Flavelle guiding some movie talent - Matt craven and Michael Bie...
Scott Flavelle guiding some movie talent - Matt craven and Michael Bien, K2 stars
Credit: Bruce Kay

The Squamish D Team.   Maybe even the F Team, of which I was a proud m...
The Squamish D Team. Maybe even the F Team, of which I was a proud member. Victor Krammer, Ted Marks, Pat Post and Dan Canton. 1985 or so.
Credit: Bruce Kay

The other F Team, although significantly more talented, especially wit...
The other F Team, although significantly more talented, especially with a saw. Mark Gandy, Fraser Gandy and Hamish. They came up to knock down a couple of trees for me in Emerald.
Credit: Bruce Kay
MH2

climber
Jan 11, 2014 - 08:56pm PT
Thanks Bruce!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 11, 2014 - 09:13pm PT
Nice Bruce! Classic stuff, keep em comin eh!

Killer toque Hamish!
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Jan 11, 2014 - 09:25pm PT
You can call us the f team till the cows come home but I gotta say that was real mans' work.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jan 11, 2014 - 11:24pm PT
Good to see Big Mike enjoying his new camera. Bruce keep posting all those pics, great stories too.
Ah Expo, I was so busy at my stand that year I finally went on the very last day. Shame they never kept that outdoor amphitheater for concerts, saw Annie Lennox there.

Concerts of Expo 86: Einstürzende Neubauten, Harry Belafonte, Anne Murray, Billy Ocean, Bruce Cockburn, Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Annie Lennox - Eurythmics, Julio Iglesias, Amy Grant, Loverboy, A-ha, Liberace, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Gowan, Parachute Club, Joan Baez with Don McLean, Kenny Loggins, Lou Rawls & The 5th Dimension, Honeymoon Suite, Kim Mitchell, Johnny Cash, Depeche Mode, Joe Jackson, George Thorogood + the Delaware Destroyers, Smokey Robinson, George Benson, John Denver, The Beach Boys, Air Supply, Peter, Paul & Mary, The Manhattan Transfer, The Temptations, René Simard, k.d. lang (opening for Rockin' Ronnie Hawkins), Peter Allen, Sheena Easton, Trooper, Bryan Adams, The Romaniacs, Tangerine Dream, Youssou N'Dour, Rolf Harris, Kool & The Gang, Roy Orbison, Fats Domino with Jerry Lee Lewis, Donovan.


Real men don't use husqvarnas.
gf

climber
Jan 12, 2014 - 12:13am PT
Harry-no doubt you muni guys would use a low torque stihl -by the time you'd get through the first cut it would be coffee break -speaking of which whats' white and sleeps 4? a muni crew cab ;)
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