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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!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:54pm PT
Lololololol
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 14, 2014 - 12:34am PT
Ok it's not in the bluffs, not at the malamute, probably not Murrin by the look of the stone. The tree in the background is pretty big so I'm going to say something in the valley of shaddai.

Even in the ballpark or what??
MH2

climber
Mar 14, 2014 - 12:59am PT
spruce?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 14, 2014 - 01:33am PT
spruce?

Spruce? I don't know nuthin about trees. But Ryan is definitely in the ballpark. Valley of Shaddai for sure. Start of the third pitch of the Avalon Connection.

Great climb in an incredible place.
MH2

climber
Mar 14, 2014 - 01:36am PT
Thanks! My headache went away. I have done that route, but did not recognize it.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 14, 2014 - 01:40am PT
Nice Ghost, that looks quality!

Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Mar 14, 2014 - 11:31am PT
do you ape across that traverse, or sneak down the rampy feature to the spot where the photographer is standing?

edit: nevermind. looked in the book.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 14, 2014 - 12:31pm PT
do you ape across that traverse, or sneak down the rampy feature

The crack is actually the upper edge of a flake and you can get your whole arm into it and hang off a sort of easy chicken wing. And the rampy feature is not a feature -- just looks like one in the photo. So, yeah, you ape across that part.

But the real business is at the end of the traverse where you have to switch up and into another upward traversing crack.

First time we climbed it we knew nothing about it. Just a description in the guidebook that made it sound like a fun and easy 3-pitch outing to end the day in the Valley of Shaddai (i.e. it ends at the rim so you don't have to do the death gulley climb to get out). I think it was written up as something like 5.9, 10a, 10a.

What a joke.

But it truly is a great climb. Okay, it's not High Plains Drifter, but it offers excellent and varied climbing in an amazing spot. When you're in the Valley of Shaddai, it's almost as if you'd stepped through a wormhole into some other place than Squamish.

So if you haven't climbed it, put it on your list, cuz it's definitely worth the entry fee. Just don't expect easy.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 14, 2014 - 12:47pm PT
list of climbs to do edit- rescrub


-Avalon connection. Valley of Shaddai
 ?




Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Mar 14, 2014 - 01:47pm PT
From what I recall it needs a three pitch rescrub to be climbable at this point.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 17, 2014 - 06:14pm PT
Uh oh!
Uh oh!
Credit: RyanD

Happy st party's day everyone!
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 17, 2014 - 08:44pm PT

Happy St Patty's you northern monkeys.

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