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this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 4, 2014 - 11:20am PT
This is definitely the best climbing thread on the taco, I wish I could contribute, but enjoy lurking and seeing all the climbing. Thanks to everyone.
Mike, there are a couple threads on best point and shoot cameras and I think it's worth the couple hundred dollars, sorry loonies. Your pics are definitely worthy of publication.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1907097

I'll be in Whistler February 1-7 next year, hopefully the snow is good.
BritNeil

Trad climber
Talybont on Usk, Wales, UK
Mar 4, 2014 - 01:24pm PT
Hi, this is my first post on Supertopo, some inspiring pics and fantastic looking routes. Keep them coming!

I live in Wales, UK, and am heading over to Washington to visit my wife's family this summer for a month (July). In the past I have brought the bike over but this year I am getting back into climbing, used to do a lot, trad up to E4 (5.10d/11a I guess) but am probably only looking at 5.10 on lead now after a few years off. Did a couple of months in Yosemite back then too. I'd been keen to meet up with some climbers in the area to get out on sport, trad or perhaps even a wall if things go well, anyone up for showing a brit around? I know it's a way off but I like to plan ahead!

Thanks,
Neil
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 4, 2014 - 01:52pm PT
Neil, there are a few of us old geezers here in Seattle and up in Squamish that are actually quite hospitable. Don't hesitate to send a PM, even if you are a "Brit". Cheers.
chill

climber
between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
Mar 4, 2014 - 02:18pm PT
Mike - nice afternoon shot of the rock and Sound. My wife and I visited Squamish a year ago last fall and had a great time. Great town, great rock. Your picture really made me want to go back. It's raining here in Cali and you guys are climbing in the sun. What the hell?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2014 - 08:00pm PT

Thanks Glenn and Justin. I'm thinking about a canon s110. I really liked Mark Hudon and Cheyenne's shots last year.

Justin, i think you'd be hard pressed to find a longer running on-topic thread on any climbing forum. My editor from the alpinist piece thought that for sure it must be the largest thread of it's kind!

Neil, i'm sure that more than a few people would be happy to have a partner. I'm typically pretty busy, but shoot me an email when you come over.

Thanks chill! It's been unusually dry this season. Last week was pretty wet, but i'm out again today!

Hanging out at the bluffs again!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 11, 2014 - 01:17pm PT
Ropeless
Ropeless
Credit: RyanD
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 11, 2014 - 02:36pm PT
It that "Ropeless" shot of the traverse on Clandestine Affair?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2014 - 03:15pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
That would be rather brave in approach shoes! :)

Yesterday afternoon was gorgeous. Not a single party at penny lane.


Is it still winter??


Crime was a fun c1 lead.


Interesting though because it's not good gear the whole way, so you kinda have to take what's good while still trying to get as high as you can in the aider.

I had one cam blow in the last flaring pocket which caused me to sit back on my grigri. That was pretty exciting... lol

15 pieces.. lol


Brownie and Ryan showed up, so I hung out with them for a bit, and then they took off to go tackle a pebble.

When i was cleaning it, Kyle and crew showed up, and we had a little toprope session which ended in me dogging up it.. I could do the moves, but after 5 or 6, I was just pooped. Very good training..

As the sun was setting i caught the moon over the squaw


Last light on the north walls and the Prow



Well.. Time to go climb again. :)
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 11, 2014 - 04:58pm PT
Weird lighting effects, almost makes it look like fall colours on the ridge leading to Habrich. Nice photo (pity about those wires...)
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 11, 2014 - 05:05pm PT
You are close ghost but about 50' too high & 300' too west.
supafly

Trad climber
vancouver, bc
Mar 11, 2014 - 07:23pm PT
srsly.. we need a climber funded kickstarter to bury those gosh darn unsightly electrical cables in the bluffs.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2014 - 10:54pm PT
While we're at it Could we possibly shield them better so we don't have to get cancer to hang out at penny lane or neat and cool?
supafly

Trad climber
vancouver, bc
Mar 12, 2014 - 11:41am PT
Burying them 10 foot under should take care of that BigMike. Maybe have to speak to the SAS guys to see what they think, obviously it's more of a BC Hydro thing but, given that our Little Smoke Bluffs is a National Park, I would have thought it would be a possibility.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Mar 13, 2014 - 03:50pm PT
Switch'em over to Tesla Broadcast Power and use the depowered lines to make Squamish the slacklining capital of the world.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:18pm PT
Quiz time.

Harder than it looks
Harder than it looks
Credit: Ghost
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:36pm PT
Nice pretty quickdraws. Is that a bolted crack?!?!
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:39pm PT
I'm stumped, yet intrigued...
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:42pm PT
Nice pretty quickdraws. Is that a bolted crack?!?!

Oh, for god's sake, what color quickdraws would you use with an aquamarine rope? Blue? White? Get real. Lavender is simply the only color that works.

And no, that is not a bolted crack. There is a single bolt on that pitch, about midway, but it ain't no sport climb.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:43pm PT
Scrubber,

There's probably a stump to help you get started on your intrigue...
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:51pm PT
Ghost, I approve. Summery, light, FAB!
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