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Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 15, 2014 - 10:03pm PT
your asking Hamish Mutch for a rack recommendation for Caramba crags? You know how donini likes a blue Camalot? Well a Hamie rack is a 2" Bong!

Hey I just tried to find Caramba crags in Bourdons select guide. No luck. Whats the story with that one again?

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 15, 2014 - 10:34pm PT
Caramba crags? I think that's the jungle right of the badge with a slab underneath it that finishes up by the acrophobes.

Safe to say that any multipitch at Squamish with the word "crags" in the name will likely be adventurous.

I only ask Hamie his rack recommend for historical perspective Bruce, trying to work on my trolling remember. Cataract crags seems like a good place for trolls it would seem: dark, deep, vegetated & seldom visited it rarely sees the light of day. Prime habitat IMO.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Jan 15, 2014 - 10:56pm PT
Never done Cataract Crags. But I think Caramba might be worth a bit of an adventure. It's on the slabs under the Acrophobes. Probably 5.8 today. My brother, Bob, recalls it as being very pleasant.

Go for it!
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Jan 15, 2014 - 10:57pm PT
Ghost, I vaguely remember that I thought that the main rock was some sort of volcanic breccia. The alien looks like a piece of limestone.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jan 16, 2014 - 12:14am PT
I remember an article in Gripped about 10 years ago wherein someone, Colin Moorehead or Kai Hirvonen, described Caramba Crags as "a classic moderate route, great moderate climbing, never crowded".

Think that was the best troll Gripped ever prnted, moreso because at that time none of the Ontario-based editorial team had any idea how much they were getting bent over and lubed by printing those comments.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 16, 2014 - 12:28am PT
OK.... I knew it started with a C and was as obscure as it gets. You know, Crap Crags like. No sign of Cataract crags in the select either. The standard Rack ( old guy version) does mention a 2 inch bong however.

But that might not be the Hamie sort of Bong.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Jan 16, 2014 - 01:18am PT
Ryan
The best rack imo is ribs. You mentioned 'prime habitat'. Did you perhaps mean 'primal habitat'?

Hey BK.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 16, 2014 - 01:24am PT
Hamie, you'll need to be more specific.

From the back or the side? If we are dealing with swine it's obvious but if there is a heifer involved you will need to clarify before I get short, if you know what I mean :-)


Something about old Squam routes with the word "crag" in the name that created the deepest esoterica.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Jan 16, 2014 - 01:31am PT
Little or no resemblance to today's 'cragging'---fortunately!
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jan 17, 2014 - 06:49pm PT
I also have a sneaking suspicion that "Amazon Slabs" next to Echelon (and partly climbed by the present Ultimate Everything) was named after a famous rainforest rather than a woman warrior.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jan 17, 2014 - 06:51pm PT
And so I would expect a modern route called "Carmanah Crags" to be one I would stay far away from.

Unless the turf was frozen that is.
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Jan 19, 2014 - 01:58am PT
Any dirt on the bolts linking features on the face to the right of caboose?
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jan 19, 2014 - 02:07am PT
Last Train to Hicksville
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Jan 19, 2014 - 02:17am PT
Excellent! Any fun stories?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 19, 2014 - 03:05am PT
Last I looked the bolts may need a replacement, quite rusty. Would you sanction such a thing Perry? Looks like a really cool line. BK boasted about toproping after chief cruised it awhile back when I asked about it but that's all the stories I've heard :-)

Edit- Brownie informs me thru offline communications that it has been recleaned & that he fell on the bolts so they must be ok.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 19, 2014 - 10:44am PT
Uh.... I boasted?

maybe I was drunk as I typed. Now sober, I seem to recall hanging like a dog. Excellent climbing however! certainly it deserves freash bolts.

The other jewel lost to the jungle is Meares Island and the cluster of Perry / Howe / austrom mega classics there


oh! while your redoing hicksville you should also renovate invertigo. Excellent route!
gf

climber
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:07am PT
^ +1 for you keeners to do a reno on the meares area -strawline for instance is a total classic
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:10am PT
Invertigo has one of the weirdest moves I've ever seen. If I ever went back to it, I'd wear some kind of kevlar armor on the back of my calf.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 19, 2014 - 12:34pm PT
Ahh good morning Bruce. My use of the adjective "boasting" was only in efforts to get u to pipe up cuz I recall you saying something about LTTH. Finally getting the hang of this trolling thing:-0

What's invertigo? I haven't heard of that one but it sounds wyde, just from the name.
MH2

climber
Jan 19, 2014 - 01:42pm PT
Speaking of Amazon Slabs, there is this other slab to the right of it which appears as a white-space-on-the guidebook maps.




People have been up there. Or down there?

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