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Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Feb 1, 2014 - 09:48am PT
I'd like to thank whoever it was who recently sent to hell the big stump out of Quagmire crack.

I'll second that. Broke a rib on that stump one day. Mantling up onto it, as usual, when my hand slipped. I dropped all of 15 cm onto it and banged my ribcage against the edge and... Yeeeoooow!

Jackie, who was a meter or so above and belaying me, just shook her head and said "Jeez David, you sure are stupid."
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 1, 2014 - 10:12am PT
Its remarkable how much force occurs with a mere 15 cm slip. I found that out ice climbing once and wound up going for a head first forty footer! Those bomber tools weren't so bomber after all
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2014 - 01:00pm PT
Can't wait to go check out quagmire again!!

It's a wee bit chillier today...,

Josh on Popeye and the Raven, 10c
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Feb 3, 2014 - 08:31pm PT
Here is a back in the day pic of MH2 I came across while looking up something for Tricouni.

Famous crag at one time. Who can identify it? This route gets 5.9 in the guidebook. Kind of a sandbag from what I remember.

MH2 cruising the "5.9 finger crack". Note roof at bottom. This rig is ...
MH2 cruising the "5.9 finger crack". Note roof at bottom. This rig is stout.
Credit: Oplopanax
gf

climber
Feb 3, 2014 - 09:38pm PT
das kamel
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Feb 3, 2014 - 09:47pm PT
Yup. The best alpine crag on the North Shore.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Feb 3, 2014 - 10:52pm PT
I love this mountain, anyone recognize it. My money's on Drew or Bruce.


Credit: harryhotdog
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Feb 4, 2014 - 12:00pm PT
In the Chehalis, south facing rock looking west,

but not sure if Viennese or Grainger?
Hoser

climber
vancouver
Feb 4, 2014 - 02:10pm PT
The mighty Serl on Opus ?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 5, 2014 - 01:27am PT
A few from as of late.



A few weeks back Josh on one of the best clip ups in town.





This goofy dude we've been hanging out with






Some great photo's by the recently re-unbearded again Kyle that he emailed to me. Why didn't he just post them himself you ask? I think maybe he's scared, not sure why but that's ok Kyle. We will do your online bidding :-}

I really never know if he is going to show up with a beard or not anymore though.

Whats this one?



Whats this one?




I got a few more but someone's gotta identify some of thee above. Anyone gets em all including the breed of dog i'll give you a belay anytime, or a block of chalk.
MH2

climber
Feb 5, 2014 - 08:13am PT
The last one is familiar, esp. from running backwards down it once near the top. Second-to-last is nearby. First one I don't recognize.


Trying to remember what Ginger looks like, but no real idea about the concerned-looking dog.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Feb 5, 2014 - 05:35pm 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 - 07:00pm 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 - 07:12pm 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 - 07:14pm PT
Your handy work down at meares Bruce??

Drew is trolling??
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 5, 2014 - 07:18pm 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 5, 2014 - 09:55pm 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 - 01:36pm 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 6, 2014 - 10:35pm 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 - 01:14pm 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

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