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hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Jun 25, 2014 - 06:07pm PT
Where's the TR for last week's beach party at Point Atkinson?
MH2

climber
Jun 25, 2014 - 06:15pm PT
Perhaps you refer to what took place near Point Atkinson?

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 25, 2014 - 07:55pm PT
I was waiting for that one too Hamie.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 25, 2014 - 08:18pm PT
Perhaps you refer to what took place near Point Atkinson?

It was awesome! GF soloed off into the distance, eventually disappearing around the headland. JB said his foot was too sore to even shoe up, but then he shoed up and danced out fifteen meters or so and then came back. Mari and I didn't even get to the shoeing up stage. Just watched.

Then GF magically reappeared from some totally different direction and we all walked back toward the cars, only to meet Mr. Cairns on his way in. He had a camera dangling from his wrist, so maybe there will be photographic evidence of what happened later.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 25, 2014 - 08:28pm PT
........and I wimpily bailed. Is "wimpily" even a word? I don't know. Or care.


Wish I'd been there. Butteye wuzzn't. Damn.


Pix please. Pretty please?
MH2

climber
Jun 25, 2014 - 08:53pm PT
On my way in I met a couple who asked me for directions.









They seemed a bit hyper, asking about some stairs and a rock face, and how to get out. They told me they had just got engaged in the park. They had me take a picture with their camera. I gave them directions for getting out.


Then I met a couple who asked me for directions. They wanted to get back on the highway to Squamish. I misdirected them but then Greg and Jim showed up.



A couple boys from Surrey showed up. They were good folk. They did not ask directions.


A couple boats went by. On one of them there was a guy with a very obtrusive camera lens.





I would have taken more pictures but it just didn't feel right.
MH2

climber
Jun 28, 2014 - 06:03pm PT
Squamish pianist bump.

The radio just said that Cat Toren was climbing at Squamish, yesterday. And then she was in a wife-carrying contest. Plays the piano, too.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jul 7, 2014 - 03:05pm PT
BIG MIKE AND MH2 AND RYAND

DID YOU GUYS BREAK YOUR CAMERAS OR SOMETHING?
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Jul 7, 2014 - 03:21pm PT
Speaking of ineffective, broken or lost cameras I seem to have miss placed/forgot mine somewhere.

Canon g12 missing since fall of 2013, has anyone seen it?
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Jul 7, 2014 - 07:21pm PT
Just a heads up..... I'm advocating for the downgrading of Perry's Lieback to the modest grade of *Classic Squamish* 5.10b.

That is all.
MH2

climber
Jul 7, 2014 - 07:47pm PT
Calling all the pitches 10b would work.

As for photos, there was this cease and desist order.

















Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jul 7, 2014 - 08:04pm PT
Nice Sox MH2! What era was that? Speaking of era's nice freighter too. Very scenic. Was the giant phalus painted on the side as a welcome to the new era in Squamish? I'm not sure but I think I can see a signature on the art work.... does it say " courtesy FOSC"?

thesiger

climber
Jul 7, 2014 - 08:11pm PT
It even looks a bit like a Pet wall for aging hippie has beens!

I met Brian at Quercus recently and he pointed out the location ... but does anyone know whether there is a topo for it? Maybe in situ at the cliff?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jul 7, 2014 - 10:04pm PT
Nice MH2!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 7, 2014 - 11:50pm PT
Pic #4 is a work of genius.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 7, 2014 - 11:53pm PT
Pic #4 is a work of genius.

seven and eight aren't bad either.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Jul 8, 2014 - 12:23am PT
Broken cameras......

I was cleaning a new route a couple of years ago, and pried off a chunk about the size of a small micro-wave. Somehow it hit a small left-facing facet on the way down, did a 90 degree change in direction, and landed on the top of my pack, some distance to the side. Naturally my camera was in the top flap of the pack, and that was that! An expensive route.

No comment!
No comment!
Credit: hamie
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jul 8, 2014 - 08:49pm PT
When FT and I climbed the north face of Plinth Fred was leading through the "rock" band and the amount of crap that came down broke my camera inside my pack lid.

But because it was sheltering my neck at the time, my neck survived.

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jul 8, 2014 - 09:42pm PT
I just think it's incredible that someone took the time to paint a hundred foot dick on that ship. So diabolical!!







Credit: RyanD

Credit: RyanD

Credit: RyanD

Credit: RyanD

Credit: RyanD
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jul 8, 2014 - 10:21pm PT
Looks really sweet. would you reccomend the route Devils club?

I have a good smashed camera story for you. Myself and my pal grant were in Field climbing one of those beer climbs, Super Boc I think, right of pilsner Pillar. We'd finished the route and were rapping off. As I did the final rap I found myself floating in space right beside this big H bomb of an icicle. Struck suddenly by a stroke of genius and for some still not perfectly explained assumption that the bomb would take a particular trajectory, I yelled down to Grant " Yo - hodad! Bombs away" and gave it a good boot. Its fortunate he looked up as his look of bemused puzzlement rapidly turned to horror as the H bomb detached from the waterfall, imediately deflected from its planned path and more or less made a b line for his skull!

From my view point I was torn between a similar horror to his and something approaching humor as I got to see him do this hilarious Yosemite sam sort of little dance then a quickly dive for safety into a cave. The bomb struck exactly where he was standing and caused a little avalanche draggng most of our gear for about 100 meters down slope.

I'm not sure why he didn't kill me when i arrived at the base but its a testament to his character that he had the grace to at least pretend to believe my ridicuous story as to why I'd be so stupid as to try to kill him as a joke. Amazingly in just a few minutes we were carrying on like nothing had happened, gathered up our mess and went home as usual.

Water under the bridge eh? well not so lucky. About a month later he was fiddling with his pack, and he discovered his camera or what was left of it, which he described to me in detail over the phone, as a not so subtle hint. It was not so nice to be reminded of my faux pas but actually I was relieved that at least now he would get a new camera out of the deal!

BTW there was a fatality on Sky Pilot last weekend. Not too surprising considering the uptick in traffic up there. He must have got a little off route

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