Squamish Photos and Stories

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 6821 - 6840 of total 8241 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Feb 5, 2014 - 08:35pm PT
Just saw pics on Facebook, party climbing Shannon Falls right now.
Half open water, barf.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Feb 5, 2014 - 10:00pm PT
... and in other news one of the gondola cars fell off the cable.

Was it Richard Kiel to blame?
Does Anders have an alibi?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 5, 2014 - 10:12pm PT
An alibi? Anders dosn't have to be in the neigborhood to start getting subversively vindictive....




BTW, Meares island has just had a little sprucing up. Nothing as spectacular as the old growth cull of the old days but it should be enough to attract some more action on the handful of mega classics there

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 5, 2014 - 10:14pm PT
Your handy work down at meares Bruce??

Drew is trolling??
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 5, 2014 - 10:18pm PT
No he's not. one of the damn things fell off! You better have some good life insurance apparently.

Yes. getting up is easy now (no dirty 5.8 solo with a pack on anymore) and its now a nicely cultured garden up there. The actual routes are looking quite mangey tho if someone wants something to do
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 6, 2014 - 12:55am PT
That's awesome, thanks for the efforts Bruce. No more rapping in? That's excellent. I'll check it out soon. Would be a pretty easy Reno on those climbs too. Anybody know what kind of shape the anchors are in on loggers & strawline? Or does strawline share anchors with that easy pitch of overly hangin out off of Meares??

Re: raining gondola cabins. Hilarious.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 6, 2014 - 04:36pm PT
Hey you guys weren't joking about the gondola falling apart!


http://m.squamishchief.com/article/20140205/SQUAMISH0101/140209996/-1/squamish/sea-to-sky-gondola-cabin-falls-from-cable&template=JQMArticle
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Feb 7, 2014 - 01:35am PT
We never rapped in, Heelboom Bay was always the classic access route to Meare's Island.

Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Feb 10, 2014 - 04:14pm PT
Got out yesterday before the VIMFF on some obscure Squamish waterfalls.

Gertrude Falls and Ring Creek Falls are tucked away in basalt slot canyons below the ring Creek cabins. fern had been in to climb Gertrude a couple yrs ago. We had heard from a friend that there was another waterfall nearby, on Ring Creek, that was "short but steep, likely WI4 if it froze up".

Well, it was there all right, but nowhere near WI4, and much wider than it was tall. Still, that was a half an hour or so of fun. Then we climbed Gertrude on the way out. Frozen logs on the latter made for interesting topography as well as wood tooling.

Ring Creek Falls. Wider than it is tall. WI2 to 3
Ring Creek Falls. Wider than it is tall. WI2 to 3
Credit: Oplopanax

Gertrude - make sure your caulks are sharp for this logger sport.
Gertrude - make sure your caulks are sharp for this logger sport.
Credit: Oplopanax

Melissa Manson

Boulder climber
Fairfield, VT
Feb 15, 2014 - 10:10pm PT
I love being able to read stories that have George's name. Thanks guys!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2014 - 10:24pm PT
Looks like lots of fun drew! Thanks!!
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Feb 24, 2014 - 01:57pm PT
this isn't in squamish; but it's close, and it's rock climbing, and the rock climbers are from squamish so it'll have to do..

water formed limestone formations: a study in extreme weather sport clippin.

MH2

climber
Feb 24, 2014 - 11:02pm PT
^^^^^
Thanks. A good way to say things.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2014 - 02:51am PT
Very nice Kieran! I've always said road trip shots were fair game.

I got out for a "couple" pitches this afternoon. I solo aided the left clean starts crack, then seconded it and hauled the pig with the gear that Luke lent me.


Kieran Brownie Photo

Then i practiced jugging three times before i took it down.

Tomorrow looks good too. Nice and warm
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2014 - 12:19pm PT
Bump
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Feb 26, 2014 - 12:27pm PT
You're supposed to Aid stuff you cant free climb...

D'OH!

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 26, 2014 - 12:58pm PT


Hehe I just thought about how many placements u would need on clean starts mike since u can almost reach the top from the ground.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2014 - 01:07pm PT
Really Luke?? Oh sh!t! I been doing it all wrong! Lol

Ryan it was five. Should been four but i used and extra one at the bottom for safety's sake
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Feb 26, 2014 - 11:04pm PT
You should practice clean-aiding King of Rock, at least that has a couple hook moves and stuff.

EDIT: maybe not if you are Big Mike size though, you can topstep and reach past just about anything right?

The Human Cheater Stick
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Feb 27, 2014 - 12:07am PT
Gotta be about a million pitches to practice aiding on at Squish. And yes, some of them are longer than five placements -- even for you.

I think you should wait until the weekend, and if the weather is good, set yourself up for the day on Exasperator. That should piss off about 300 people.

But seriously, there really are endless things to practice aiding on. Try Rutabaga. Or Mushroom. Or anything at Octopus' Garden.

And what is all this aid practice for, anyway? Should I be thinking about getting you a hammer for christmas? All this sh#t with cams and hooks and wires and who knows what else fancy-ass modern crap isn't aid. Real aid requires a hammer. And gigantic forearms.
Messages 6821 - 6840 of total 8241 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Trip Report and Articles
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews