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RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 18, 2014 - 03:01pm PT
^^^

Lol


Yeah saw my friends going for a hike to get some exercise after they got down from the gondy the other day. I lolololol'ed at them pretty good.

But seriously I hear the cragging up there is the best in the corridor so everyone should go there every time they go climbing. Apparently the rock is far superior to anything in the valley, particularly the Chief & Murrin. So if u aren't up there you are missing out on the next golden age of Squamish climbing but try & keep it on the down low mmmkay?
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jun 18, 2014 - 03:37pm PT
This is clearly the spur that's been needed for years for people to free the old north face of Ledge aid route, free the south face of Ledge aid route, and climb that amazing looking offwidth that turns into an enclosed shaft and vanishes into the mountain on the SE pillar of Mt Sheer
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Jun 18, 2014 - 08:30pm PT
Offwidth? Where? Pictures?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 18, 2014 - 11:03pm PT
But seriously I hear the cragging up there is the best in the corridor so everyone should go there every time they go climbing. Apparently the rock is far superior to anything in the valley, particularly the Chief & Murrin. So if u aren't up there you are missing out on the next golden age of Squamish climbing but try & keep it on the down low mmmkay?

If kitty litter granite cranks yer tractor :-)

I din't quite mean the dawning of that kind of a new era.

I'm thinkin' more new cutblocks and wedding fotos with 'em in the background.

Where are the faboo mtn bike trails Hamish was dreamin' of ???

:-O
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 18, 2014 - 11:11pm PT
Sorry Tami my sarcasm was lost on you.

Pretty sure we share similar sentiments on the whole shebang.


C ya in the singles line ;-)


gf

climber
Jun 19, 2014 - 07:35am PT
I was up for a work related visit to the gondola lodge the other day and wandered over to do a bit of cragging at that white cliff -we did the two furthest routes on the right side -both graded 5.8 -i must be out of shape......
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jun 19, 2014 - 09:07am PT
Clearly Barley hanging on a dirty rope is the only thing that should be in the background of any wedding pics. Sounds like a great idea actually. I wonder if he's booked for September yet?
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jun 19, 2014 - 10:45am PT
The STSG is very much in start up mode, working out kinks and developing offerings.
Lots of challenges and they're both way behind and too far ahead of themselves in many areas.

I wheezed up the trail a couple weeks ago to check things out, have a beverage, take in the views and download; impressive.

A mountain bike trail system is in the works, probably not on line before 2016.

Attendance is weather dependent.
I've heard upwards of 2500 a day when it's nice out and a lot quieter in the clag.
Apparently 1000 download tickets in a day for those who walked up and it's evident on the backside start and Upper Shannon Falls Trail (now named Sea to Summit) and will undoubtedly evolve into a freak show….The Gondi Grind?

Squamish SAR has had a number of calls related to the gondola including a HETS extraction, all primarily on the Sea to Summit trail and it's expected that call volume will go up with the increasing numbers venturing up into the Sky Pilot Basin.

It's easy to find things to criticize about the STSG, after all it's operated by fallible human beings mired in value conflicts and writhing on the horns of ethical dilemmas in the pursuit of profit.
Who are they being held accountable to?
To the best of my knowledge, there is no comprehensive land use strategy based on informed and collaborative dialogue between key stakeholders and this should be an obligation and priority we all hold the Crown agencies and STSG to.

If we get it right, the Sky Pilot Basin will evolve into a world class recreation area and benefit the Squamish lifestyle and economy; that's why I supported it.
The alternative however, is a garish and embarrassing boondoggle.

I think we should be concerned about the proposed logging and ensure that visual impacts are mitigated as best as possible and at the same time recognize the whole basin's been logged and could showcase progressive and sustainable silviculture practices.

Likewise with the LNG proposal for the former Woodfibre site.

Seems a shame to build a gondola for a view of either heavy handed logging or a misplaced LNG plant at odds with the recovery of Howe Sound and with a marginal connection to the local economy.

Back to cragging, slagging and posing down.

PB
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jun 19, 2014 - 11:10am PT
One of the things that impressed me during my three months in the South Tirol was the seemingly peaceful coexistence between the skiing, climbing, logging, agriculture and tourism sectors.
It appeared they were all accepted as vital elements in a varied and sustainable "mountain economy".
Take care of some livestock, run a groomer or lift, do a little selective logging, pull down at the crags, guide an alpine route, hike a via ferrata, maybe some pasta and a sip of grappa at a refugio and then home to the family.
What a concept.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jun 19, 2014 - 11:35am PT
bk,

Agreed.
They should be drawing on alternative energy from a small turbine in the creek.
If we can do it to the Ashlu and Mamquam, it should work up there.

PB
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jun 19, 2014 - 12:36pm PT
City of Mission is on a big push to develop for-profit and not-for-profit recreation in their city-owned Tree Farm License, everything from trials bike trails to campsites to climbing crags.

If Mission can do it, and marry recreation to sustainable forestry, why can't Squampton?

http://www.mission.ca/forestry/stavewest/
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jun 19, 2014 - 05:48pm PT
Mission.

Maple Ridge has a couple adjacent woodlots, and the Research Forest, but no TFL.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jun 19, 2014 - 07:17pm PT
Just realized I've been schwambazelled into egregious thread drift like a Cutty to a Croc.
Not sure Big Mike would qualify rants about the gondola as On Topic.

I did recently get a guided tour of Woodstock by The Bear himself.
Prodigious effort and outstanding little crag.
Safe and aesthetic haven for aging crag rats.
Way to go Peder!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 19, 2014 - 07:47pm PT
Is Woodstock the new zone south of Quercus Perry??

Mayor Moorhead was pretty happy about it the other day when I saw him heading up there to work on the murrin loop trail.

He said steep, pumpy 5.10s on great rock that are nice & clean & well equipped for the standard bolt clipping poofter. Looking forward to checking them out.

Big Mike approves of increasing the post count to this thread by any means necessary so long as it's civil.

Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Jun 19, 2014 - 10:13pm PT
It even looks a bit like a Pet wall for aging hippie has beens!

Sounds like time to get off the skis and drive up!
Relic

Social climber
Weenie
Jun 20, 2014 - 12:53am PT
a Pet wall for aging hippie has beens!

Sign me the fook up!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 20, 2014 - 07:41am PT
a Pet wall for aging hippie has beens!

Ain't nobody here more qualified than me in that regard, so sign me up too.

Where is this place? Might be just what is required this weekend.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 20, 2014 - 08:57pm PT
Ghost was prolly there stoned in the mud

Well, yeah, but I still want to know where the Squamish version of Woodstock is.

We're headed up tomorrow morning for a long weekend. Mari wants to test herself on Sunset Strip, I just want to come home alive.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 20, 2014 - 09:10pm PT
David I work Sat & Sun mornings buttif you guys wanna drop by, say, on yer way home to SEA or crash at my place, lemme know. Shoot me an email.

Iffeye don't see you , safe drivin' & have fun. Maybe you'll see Ian at a remote crag :-D

Hugs
gf

climber
Jun 20, 2014 - 09:12pm PT
ghost -lets huck a lap on the sea traverse tomorrow am!!!
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