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Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Sep 29, 2014 - 09:38pm PT
BJ is presenting something that's hard to swallow...

YeeHaw !
BJ

climber
Sep 29, 2014 - 09:56pm PT
//BJ is presenting something that's hard to swallow...

YeeHaw !//

Truck yea!
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Sep 29, 2014 - 10:39pm PT
Well, shame on me. I never thought about what Siwash meant. I would have guessed that it was the name of a local band or family group.....

Anyhow, to lighten things up a little here are some shots of climbers on SR. This is not really off topic as SR [when still legal] and Murrin were our poorman's answer to the Bluffs etc. You guys today are sooooo lucky.

Un Poseur
Credit: hamie's files


Find the belayer..
Credit: hamie's files

I think that it's Bruce McKnight belaying.

Now find that belayer.....
Credit: hamie's files
Lots of cheap real estate and empty lots across the water. If only.................
MH2

climber
Sep 29, 2014 - 10:42pm PT
Vavaaah.....Boom!
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Sep 29, 2014 - 11:33pm PT
Nice set of photos of the rock.

By the way, the original name for the feature is Lhilhx7elsh.

The SR name dates back at least to the 1860s and was popularized by Pauline Johnson in "Legends of Vancouver" (1911 or so). The name "Siwash Rock" was officially adopted in 1937. Here's what the geographic names database has to say about Lhilhx7elsh:

Lhilhx7elsh (Siwash Rock) is named after an expectant father who was purifying himself in preparation for the birth of his child. As he swam in the waters close to shore the Xays (Transformer Brothers) approached by canoe but were unable to break the mans intense meditative state. After Xays learned of the mans intentions they commended his commitment to his family by immortalizing him as a stone figure. His wife S7ens and child were also transformed to stone and stand today beneath the Lions Gate Bridge in the First Narrows of Burrard Inlet. These figures exemplify the importance of family. (Source: December 2011 from: Cultural Journey Sea-to-Sky Corridor website, Squamish and Lil'wat First Nations

I would have verified this by checking he relevant First Nations web page, but it is down right now, so this will have to do.

Hamie, thanks for looking for the ski ascent photos....

Glenn
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Sep 30, 2014 - 07:32am PT
bump
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Sep 30, 2014 - 08:01am PT
Glenn, my copy of the St:l-Coast Salish Historical Atlas shows the name of SR being Stxiels, Man Rock, name literally means "standing up".
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Sep 30, 2014 - 09:12am PT
Glenn
Great legend, thanks.

Gnome
Please delete your silly post. PM sent.
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Sep 30, 2014 - 09:13am PT
Reel Rock tonight anyone?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Sep 30, 2014 - 09:17am PT
Valley Uprising showing tonight at the Brew Pub !
AerialElf

Trad climber
Squamish, BC
Sep 30, 2014 - 09:59am PT
I'll be at the Valley Uprising show. :)
AerialElf

Trad climber
Squamish, BC
Sep 30, 2014 - 10:01am PT
Was wondering if I had a photo to post here.....and I think this one might be fun - as a different way to climb in Squamish.

Aerial silks at Zombie roof
Aerial silks at Zombie roof
Credit: Liesl Petersen
BJ

climber
Sep 30, 2014 - 10:30am PT
Is that what those are for? I always thought those were for something a little wilder and fun
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 30, 2014 - 11:13am PT
K that is awesome. Near Zombie Woof, yes ? Looks like it from the rock on the overhang.


And Gnome? Do what Hamie asked. Delete that silly post. Whatever you're trying to do, do it somewhere else. This thread is awesome. Please keep it that way.


And finally, I sure would love to know how to pronounce the Salish name for the Rock formerly known as SR. ALl those glottal stops and utterly not-English sounds just don't fit in my klootchman's throat :-)

Wish I could come up for the show tonight at Squash. Gotta work. Damn.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 30, 2014 - 11:14am PT
8000. Sorry . Had to.
AerialElf

Trad climber
Squamish, BC
Sep 30, 2014 - 04:44pm PT
Yes, Tami - Zombie "Woof."

BJ - there are lots of wild and fun things to do on aerial silks. :)
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Sep 30, 2014 - 05:33pm PT
And in aerial silk too, no doubt.....:) :)

Valley Uprising will be amazing. Jealous.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 30, 2014 - 09:57pm PT
K - The "Zombie Woof" is named for a Frank Zappa song. Maybe Perry gave it that name ?

I'm not sure but it went by that name LONG before it was free-climbed. It was aided on nuts - which were welded into the crack - and people used to regularly go up and flail on it. And rope swing on it. That was fun.
Some of the jams are horribly painful ; the thing is basalt on it's external surface and granite deep beneath. I don't know the exact geology of it but it's really cool.

I love this thread when so much else on this site is shite.

HAMIE THOSE ARE AWESOME PIX. I think that needs be said again if I've already said it :-)

AerialElf

Trad climber
Squamish, BC
Oct 1, 2014 - 05:26pm PT
oh, so it's not because people liked to bark while climbing it? heh

Chewbacca on the gobsmacking wall is a great route to practice your wookiee calls while you climb . I believe it makes the climbing even more fun. :)

I like this thread too! As a new resident in Squamish, it's interesting to see the old and new pics and stories, and get to know the climbing community here. Just haven't had a chance to read all 8000 posts yet. :)
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Oct 3, 2014 - 02:37pm PT
Belongs on the
Top of the1st page
Top flight !
Big Bump !
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