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Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 30, 2014 - 02:28pm PT
Well any way you shake a stick at it, its market price. I used to have a full rural property in Pissler as well as Sqwampton, (skunk hollow) and all i can say at this point is there are no regrets with condo life, especially right by the river.

Come on man, mortgage to the hilt! You think this is bad just have a look at prices 50 km south!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 30, 2014 - 02:31pm PT
Sanskara - a sh1tbox of a house in Vancouver goes for a million bucks. So half-mil fer a condo is lux.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 30, 2014 - 03:04pm PT
Oh, you don't wanna see the neighbors?? No problem. Hope you got a couple extra mill sitting around!!!

http://www.realtylink.org/prop_search/Detail.cfm?areatitle=&ARPK=&ComID=&agentid=&MLS=V1025412&rowc=57&rowp=56&BCD=GV&imdp=1&RSPP=5&AIDL=4&SRTB=P_Price&ERTA=False&MNAGE=0&MXAGE=200&MNBT=0&MNBD=0&PTYTID=5&MNPRC=800000&MXPRC=10000000&SCTP=RS

Tooth- yes it's raining. It's supposed to clear up tomorrow through. I have a couple images to dig up from summer. I'll see what i can do later.
Sanskara

climber
Mar 30, 2014 - 03:11pm PT
F*#k!

No way I am going anywhere near Vancouver with the bed bug epidemic so thats off the table regardless. Who am I kidding I an American so it's all off the table north of the border as much as I may dream!

Looking at the Bishop thread also blows my mind how expensive property is all the places I might fantasize about living. I am thinking Ouray or Durango might be my best bet. Patagonia but that ain't gonna happen either. Sigh.......

My 2-3 bedroom 1 bath 1100-1600 square ft house depending on how you slice it updated very nicely and very well cared for 20 minutes west of Boston in a well desired town to boot is only worth $425000 on a good day. The potential for employment world class health care so forth and so on is comparable to few places one could choose to live. The only thing missing is the mountains.

I guess it just blows my mind how expensive everything has become regardless of where you go.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 30, 2014 - 03:17pm PT
The only thing missing is the mountains.

Yup. Lots of those around here. Lots of small towns in bc that are way more affordable, but they just don't offer world class recreational opportunities like the sea to sky does.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Mar 30, 2014 - 03:36pm PT
Squamish can always use more people who know how to drill....

As for dentists and West Virgina, is that the state where "anywhere else they'd call it a TEETHbrush"?
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Mar 31, 2014 - 08:40pm PT
Yeah, the only thing I don't like about it is the high prices and no acreages. Right now I can shoot on my land, or next door on crown land and see no neighbors. Moving to a city.....hmmmm...

Nice joke opalanx. They teach that day one in dental school.

Nice townhouse Bruce, are you leaving?
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Mar 31, 2014 - 11:35pm PT
Squamish can always use more people who know how to drill....

Why is that? Not enough sport climbs for you?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Apr 1, 2014 - 01:25am PT
Yeah I'm getting the hell out of this hick town. Third time in three months I've had my windows shot out. You'd fit right in Tooth! I'll even throw in my garage indoor shooting range for you
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Apr 1, 2014 - 03:41am PT
Here's some mighty fine thinking. Tooth take note.

NO SH!T
NO SH!T
Credit: hamie

The guy in white was just askin' for it......... Lucky that I saw the sign in time!
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Apr 1, 2014 - 08:54am PT
Last week our neighbor's dog got cut up from a cougar. He shot in the air, cougar ran. Bears around a lot, I've seen Moose, Elk, Coyotes, 1000's of deer, racoons, etc. in the past few months here. I have rubber bullets and flashbang rounds in the shotgun because we don't live in the city and we see more animals on our property than people. Better to be safe than sorry. Not every animal is nutz, last time we were on the island, we spent a night with a pack of these friendly guys (my wife is behind the wolf, camera is a 14mm lens 2' from the wolf, it got nose marks on the lens later)...
Credit: tooth
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Apr 1, 2014 - 09:56am PT
like I said you'll fit right in. Mother and child are often in hand to hand mortal combat with everything from beavers, cougar and bear to orcas. You can't crag or mountain bike around here without appropriate caliber weaponry. You'd love it - its full on warfare!

Then there's Jim Sandfords favorite sport climbing venue.... The Shooting Gallery. For sport, the objective hazards are extreme, especially "Moving Target". Jim was so enthralled by the experience he soom traded in his climbing stuff for an arsenal to rival any New Town moms tupperware party.

Squawmpton isn't just a bunch of hipster metro sexual climbers ya know. Lots of gun nuts and cross dressers too.

Ok... for you, 428,999
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Apr 1, 2014 - 10:38am PT
I'm not kidding about the cross dressing either (any of it actually.... its a miracle no ones been eaten yet)

Anyway, if such a thing interests you, this very next weekend there is a cross dressers party to beat anything in New York, and get this.... its at the gun club!

Then there's the annual James Bondage charity ball, orgy and swingers hootenany. You have to check your guns at the door but most of us tolerant types can bend our ethics a little for a good time.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Apr 1, 2014 - 11:29am PT
Tooth

Don't be misled by the fact that there is a lot of support for the NRA up here.

In Canada it stands for "No Rifles Allowed." :) :)
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Apr 1, 2014 - 11:43am PT
No rifles allowed? Maybe out there in draft dodger hippy dip Koots but around here the hills ring with the sound of gunfire, not music.

Man this time last year I was skiing down an old logging road from another failed attempt on the Knight wand... straight into an inpromtu shooting range involving one suspected surrey gangster and an entourage of giggling girls. He was amusing himself knocking down 4 inch alders with his fuking gattlin gun.

He offered me a try but I could hardly even lift the thing after 2 days of effort and spindrift and it wasn't quite my scene anyway.

Then there's Index which is only a short drive over the border, in case the scene here is a little too domestic for you

thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Apr 1, 2014 - 12:10pm PT
Good morning friends, causal bystanders and cross dressin, orgy havin weirdos.



Another beautiful morning down around the Howe sound.

Bruce how bad is the sewage treatment plant stench at the elements?

I'm so glad we didn't go the town house route, we are extremely pleased in our little slice of paradise here in Britannia Beach.

Aislinn and I had looked at quite a few town houses when we were first looking to buy. We actually had agreed to buy in Mountain Mews for 305 but thankfully there was another offer on the table pending sale that miraculously went through.

Here is a lurker Kyle photo I nabbed from squamishclimbing.com
Stolen from squamishclimbing.com
Stolen from squamishclimbing.com
Credit: Lurkerkyle boycotter of super topo posting


Edit: wow that video was inspiring...
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Apr 1, 2014 - 12:20pm PT
Yo Bruce, is that your cut-block in the vid?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Apr 1, 2014 - 12:45pm PT
I do believe it is Todd. Our timing was fortuitous wouldn't you say?

Stench is remarkably non existent - I sh#t you not! I sleep every summer night on the deck facing the river so i'd know. Something to do with micro terrain effects with air flow or something. Interestingly, if you just walk up onto the dyke a mere 30 meters off my deck durring an outflow, there it is .... the stench.

Congrats on Brittannia! That place is awesome and is a greta community of crazy eclectics. Back in the eighties a bunch of climbers lived there and hardly anything much has changed, except for the better when the Anaconda Mine corp finally sold off all the lease hold properties. One of the few grocery store / liqour stores in BC too!

Much gun fire still?
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Apr 1, 2014 - 02:14pm PT
Well that's good that the stench doesn't linger your way.

Gun shots? Yes, the property at the top of the hill seems to fire guns quite
regularly.

Hey look its kyle on Perry's lieback!

Credit: thekidcormier
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Apr 1, 2014 - 02:17pm PT
avast is giving me a malware warning when I try to visit Squamishclimbing.com...
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