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alina

Trad climber
CA
Jun 25, 2014 - 10:58am PT
Did everyone guess the climb?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 25, 2014 - 11:05am PT
Good job Alina, showing up for a quick trip & makin us locals look like weenies!

Everyone knows what route that is no need for guessing game :-)

Hoping for a tr.
alina

Trad climber
CA
Jun 25, 2014 - 12:14pm PT
Not much to say. We brought 1 Valley Giant #9 (borrowed), 2 #6s, and a #4 big bro. The big bro was not used. The hard part (overhanging tipped-out 6 or really tight VG ) is short. The rest of the route is very mellow. My partner Matt (visiting Van with me) led the business pitch.
Everyone got good foot spans (solid heel-toe) the entire time. Despite being small I couldn't get any part of my body in.
Get on! It's strenuous but over fast.

approaching the overhanging intimidation
approaching the overhanging intimidation
Credit: alina


Matt on the OOW
Matt on the OOW
Credit: alina

Sorry, not much pictures from the trip.
We also did Liquid Gold and ran up Angel's Crest. And my Vancouver buddy led and styled Dancing in the Light. That was an awesome slab. We didn't get as many climbing days in as I had hoped so I'm scheming right now about a return later this summer. The density of quality climbs rivaled any area I've been to.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 25, 2014 - 12:55pm PT
.....remembering the FFA of that thing was free solo by Greg Cameron.
Matt's

climber
Jun 25, 2014 - 01:06pm PT
yes, the FFA solo is quite impressive. Did the person onsight it? If not, he would have known that there is really only like 5 meters of actually hard (10+) offwidth on the climb...
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 25, 2014 - 01:08pm PT
Yes Greg onsighted it. At the time he climbed it - in the early '80's - the climb was mostly ignored. Few climbers at Squish had enough experience in OW to even remotely consider it. We would flail on 5.8OW in Yos.

Greg was - and is - superhuman. He occasionally posts on ST as "eeyonkee".
Matt's

climber
Jun 25, 2014 - 01:17pm PT
damn, onsight soloing it... i guess at the time there was so little wide gear available that it would have been a very bad idea to fall. If you fell at the crux you would take a very big fall onto the bolt, you would probably hit the ramp below.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 25, 2014 - 02:13pm PT
Good job guys thanks for the info, if u dig into the annals of this thread u will find another account of pipeline that was not described as a casual encounter.

Where did u get the VG #9?
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Jun 25, 2014 - 06:07pm PT
Where's the TR for last week's beach party at Point Atkinson?
MH2

climber
Jun 25, 2014 - 06:15pm PT
Perhaps you refer to what took place near Point Atkinson?

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 25, 2014 - 07:55pm PT
I was waiting for that one too Hamie.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 25, 2014 - 08:18pm PT
Perhaps you refer to what took place near Point Atkinson?

It was awesome! GF soloed off into the distance, eventually disappearing around the headland. JB said his foot was too sore to even shoe up, but then he shoed up and danced out fifteen meters or so and then came back. Mari and I didn't even get to the shoeing up stage. Just watched.

Then GF magically reappeared from some totally different direction and we all walked back toward the cars, only to meet Mr. Cairns on his way in. He had a camera dangling from his wrist, so maybe there will be photographic evidence of what happened later.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 25, 2014 - 08:28pm PT
........and I wimpily bailed. Is "wimpily" even a word? I don't know. Or care.


Wish I'd been there. Butteye wuzzn't. Damn.


Pix please. Pretty please?
MH2

climber
Jun 25, 2014 - 08:53pm PT
On my way in I met a couple who asked me for directions.









They seemed a bit hyper, asking about some stairs and a rock face, and how to get out. They told me they had just got engaged in the park. They had me take a picture with their camera. I gave them directions for getting out.


Then I met a couple who asked me for directions. They wanted to get back on the highway to Squamish. I misdirected them but then Greg and Jim showed up.



A couple boys from Surrey showed up. They were good folk. They did not ask directions.


A couple boats went by. On one of them there was a guy with a very obtrusive camera lens.





I would have taken more pictures but it just didn't feel right.
MH2

climber
Jun 28, 2014 - 06:03pm PT
Squamish pianist bump.

The radio just said that Cat Toren was climbing at Squamish, yesterday. And then she was in a wife-carrying contest. Plays the piano, too.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jul 7, 2014 - 03:05pm PT
BIG MIKE AND MH2 AND RYAND

DID YOU GUYS BREAK YOUR CAMERAS OR SOMETHING?
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jul 7, 2014 - 03:21pm PT
Speaking of ineffective, broken or lost cameras I seem to have miss placed/forgot mine somewhere.

Canon g12 missing since fall of 2013, has anyone seen it?
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Jul 7, 2014 - 07:21pm PT
Just a heads up..... I'm advocating for the downgrading of Perry's Lieback to the modest grade of *Classic Squamish* 5.10b.

That is all.
MH2

climber
Jul 7, 2014 - 07:47pm PT
Calling all the pitches 10b would work.

As for photos, there was this cease and desist order.

















thesiger

climber
Jul 7, 2014 - 08:11pm PT
It even looks a bit like a Pet wall for aging hippie has beens!

I met Brian at Quercus recently and he pointed out the location ... but does anyone know whether there is a topo for it? Maybe in situ at the cliff?
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