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Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Sep 18, 2014 - 05:49am PT
Thank you Hamie !
MH2

climber
Sep 18, 2014 - 07:18am PT
OMG!!!


Later is waaaaaay better than never, Hamish.
Jstod

Trad climber
North Vancouver
Sep 18, 2014 - 08:07am PT
Wow Wayne, way to go! We chatted with you briefly a couple weeks back as you were approaching Angels Crest - how did that ascent go? You're a total inspiration!

JS
BJ

climber
Sep 18, 2014 - 08:35am PT
My only photos from our 1982 ascent of the Badge. I was totally disappointed when I reached the fixed seam on pitch two that all it was was poor rivets and rotten rurps. Our camera malfunctioned above here and I didn't get anymore shots, including what would have been real hero shots at the roof.
Credit: BJ

Credit: BJ
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Sep 18, 2014 - 11:55am PT
Love the photos, Hamie! Thanks for posting those!

I haven't done The Sheriff's Badge, yet, Fishboy. Brad did it the day before our Freeway ascent. Hopefully I'll get to it this Fall, or in the Spring.

Thanks for your kind words Jstod. If Freeway is one of the best climbs for an adaptive Squamish ascent, Angels Crest is one of the more difficult. On one pitch I had to jug at a 45* angle for about 40 meters to avoid being lowered into the forest. Jugging back up through the trees is a fantastic strategy if one likes getting their line tangled in branches. We had a stellar time up there, none the less.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 18, 2014 - 12:09pm PT
Was that angel's crack Wayne? It would have been your second pitch!

Edit: ya sweet photos BJ! Thanks
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Sep 18, 2014 - 12:37pm PT
Angel's crack wasn't bad at all, Mike. The pitch that I was writing about is up quite a bit higher. None of it was too difficult. I really loved being able to free climb two pitches in a row.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 18, 2014 - 01:52pm PT
AWESOME SHOTS HAMISH !!!

Dan Tate looks to be 11 years old :-D hahahaha.


And BJ who are you ? Those are great shots - very '80's. :-)

Thanks again for the pix ! Love to see that stuff.

Cheers !
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Sep 23, 2014 - 12:17pm PT
Here are some pictures from the last couple months in and around Squamish. Due to injuries, I didn't get out this year near as much as I would have liked, but I still found time to get on some classics and keep it a little more mellow.

Credit: TheSoloClimber

RyanD on Eurasian Eyes with Remy.

Credit: TheSoloClimber

I've been wanting to climb this thing for years, and finally got around to it a couple weeks ago. Complete with backflip off the top.

Credit: TheSoloClimber

Some of you met my brother Caleb at Psych Ledge the other day. He just moved out here and is getting into climbing. For his first day on a rope, I took him up Rock On and Butt Face. He sent everything.

Credit: TheSoloClimber

We were moving pretty fast the whole day, and there were three parties that let us pass them. I couldn't get a shot of Caleb on the crux of this pitch, so I took one of myself, with him and another party below.

Credit: TheSoloClimber

I then taught him the art of the finger lock on Exasperator.

Credit: TheSoloClimber

We bailed off the Pillar due to slow parties ahead of us.

Credit: TheSoloClimber

I don't usually take selfies, but when I do, it's cause I'm in a rad position on my onsight solo of Hairpin.

Credit: TheSoloClimber

RyanD on Squealing Pork for his birthday.

Credit: TheSoloClimber

Credit: TheSoloClimber

Credit: TheSoloClimber

And here are a couple shots my wife got yesterday of me on Rug Munchers at Chek. I hadn't been on it since sometime last year, so I could not remember the beta at all. I figured it out on my first attempt, gave it a good go on TR, and for my redpoint burn, I made it to the second last clip before pumping out. Maybe I can get it next time?
I then spent about 15 minutes trying to get my knot untied. I need to start using that double bowline.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 23, 2014 - 12:21pm PT
AWESOME pix !!! Thanks for posting them.
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Sep 23, 2014 - 06:17pm PT
Glad you liked them Tami :) Hopefully we get a couple more decent days before this weather becomes the norm. I finally feel like I'm getting strong again.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 23, 2014 - 10:10pm PT
We can you know. Get good wx thattiz. I'm always hopeful until about 20 Oct at which time despair sets in until I see the mtns blanketed in white.


I particularly liked the Deep Woods Bouldering pic.......

.........and OF COURSE the backflip you did from S Rock :-D



Glad you din't get BUSTED. Is the sign still there sayin' it's ILLEGAL!?!?


Dick Culbert wrote in his Coast Range guidebook that sign made a great foothold.

Dick climbed the thing on skis.

:-D
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Sep 23, 2014 - 10:24pm PT
Nice shots Nathan!

Double David Bowieline is the perfect knot for the bolt clipping poofter inside all of us, especially when it's humid and ur doggin' up at chipamus glueland on should have been forgotten wall .

Let me know when u want to go back and tie a few :-)

Weather looks sweet after Thursday.



TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Sep 23, 2014 - 10:26pm PT
I didn't notice a sign on the actual rock, although there is one on the seawall saying it's illegal. I'm not sure where Dick Culbert and the OGs originally climbed up, or where other people usually go up, but I climbed directly below and slightly left of where I am in the picture. It wasn't hard, a couple moves of 5.8, maybe 9 getting above that slight overhang. It was actually sketchier higher up, cause there was more grass than rock.
There were a couple people watching and taking pictures, one woman asked me to climb out of view so that she could get a shot of the thing without me in it.

Ryan - I reeeeeaallly want to get back on that thing. I was so stoked on how far I actually got yesterday, way further than I expected. I've been going over the moves in my head so that I don't have to try and relearn them next time I'm there. Twelve moves from that jug in the middle gets me over the top. I think I got it. I'm down to go this weekend, or as soon as the weather allows!
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Sep 23, 2014 - 11:08pm PT
There were 3 or 4 routes on Siwash, more or less one on each side. The one in the photo was the easiest, low to mid fifth. Lotsa fun times, even a few good tales. Tricouni, remember Halloween? How could anyone forget!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 24, 2014 - 12:09am PT
Great stuff guys! Thanks Nate! So awesome to see some action on this thread while i'm away.

Sorry the weather sucks!!

Hope it clears up soon!!
MH2

climber
Sep 24, 2014 - 07:20am PT
Yes. Good action, Nate. You cover a lot of ground of many kinds. The photos have good personality.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Sep 24, 2014 - 12:45pm PT
Hamie, I certainly do remember the Halloween escapade. Trying to find a photo of the aftermath.

Part of the problem with Siwash Rock was getting to it. At low tide, you could walk across. At mid-tide you could wade across.
Wading to Siwash Rock
Wading to Siwash Rock
Credit: Tony Ellis

At higher tide, you could swim, or do a Tyrolean traverse. Rather ass-backwards, in this case!
Tony Ellis tyroleans across to Siwash Rock
Tony Ellis tyroleans across to Siwash Rock
Credit: Tricouni
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 24, 2014 - 01:04pm PT
Awesome and only one ship in the harbour and not a gigantic container ship with flat screen tellies for Walmart.

Remember when lots of ships in the harbour meant a strike at the port?

Great pix of Siwash !!!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Sep 24, 2014 - 01:37pm PT
Awesome!
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