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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...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2014 - 01:15pm PT
Weird Dru.

I woke up this morning to find out that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Gripped stole my photo!

No Credit..


We'll see if they're gonna pay for it....
Sanskara

climber
Apr 2, 2014 - 01:42pm PT
What is that climb above.

Gotta do it.

Had a tentative trip planned for late summer early fall but I don't think that is gonna happen now.

I'll get there sooner than later though and when I do I gotta do that climb.

More info please or just a link...

Figured it out sorry.

The Grand Wall?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Apr 2, 2014 - 01:44pm PT
Mike - Where is the robot watermark on the pic ????
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2014 - 10:08pm PT
It's in the bottom left of the image you can't see Tami.


Sanskara, it's called mercy street, 10b. If you wanna climb it, come after a good hot spell or it will be wet.

So gripped pulled my image.
Sanskara

climber
Apr 2, 2014 - 10:16pm PT
Mike,

10b that's it! Stoked its on then!

I will be trying to get in touch with you for a conditions report. Maybe for a partner also as so few can just drop everything to go do some climb the way I can. Kinda kidding but not about the conditions report part.

I had a trip planned late summer or this fall but my partners summer long road trip turned into two short out and back via airplane trips.

I know there is tons of great climbing in Squamish. Is there one Sunshine Crack or something looks quite a bit like that one but maybe harder?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2014 - 11:39pm PT
Here is my original image.


Some stoke for Sanskara

Mercy Street


Dude! I'm down. I want to hit this sucker again too, but not sure if i'll be up to leading it again summer. Maybe.

I think you're thinking about daylight crack on freeway?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Apr 4, 2014 - 12:03am PT
GF - or Hamish, could one of you guys clear up the details on this? I'm a little fuzzy.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1001452&tn=20#msg2379322
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 4, 2014 - 03:41pm PT
Ok. First of all I must apologize. Tooth asked for Photos and Stories not drama and butthurt. lol

So, to atone, I went climbing this week and managed to get 19 pitches in over 3 days, which is pretty good for me lately.. lol

On Monday I showed up late and joined the party already in progress at of all locations, High Cliff.


Kyle was bored of waiting for Lord of the Drink so he soloed Step n' Stump 5.7


When he finally did get on it, he didn't do so well. I jumped on the gift and it felt super good to lead it again.

After we went around the corner and Jay and Richie showed up to have a go at Red Nails.

The scene at High Cliff


Jay trying to figure out the opening sequence on Red Nails 11c


Kyle had a score to settle with Fred Snails so he roped up for it. The top could use a bit of a scrub. lol

Kyle starting up Fred Snails 11a




Jay did pretty good after the crux on Red Nails


I flailed up the crux of Fred Snails, and then we did Miner Matters 10b and Run Like A Thief 10a neither of which i managed clean.

On the way back to the truck I could hardly resist capturing this sight.


We headed up to the top of Neat and Cool for some after hours bouldering with Ryan before heading home.

The insatiable Kyle on a dusk ascent of the Neat and Cool boulders


Howe sound at it's finest


Tuesday I had no partner. So i decided to make lemonade out of the lemons and went to burgers to practice my lower-outs. I toproped Peaches and Cream which still eludes me and then burgers in my approach shoes a couple times because it was the only climb free. I did a few lowerout jug practices on it after.

Dusty eyes finally freed up, and i solo aided it with my trusty partner grigri. Everything was mellow on it until the very end where i forgot to clip my rope to the last piece of pro and i was looking at an interesting fall with just enough slack before the clove hitch to make the move and disengage the cam to gain leeway to make the mantle in my camp four's.. lol

following was a breeze in comparison.

After I saw Bearbreeder in the parking lot and we arranged to hook up for some of this on Wednesday:

Eric Chan Photo
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