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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2015 - 09:10am PT
Hi Hamie!

Nice Glenn!


Jim- loving these old scans!! Keep em coming!! Find any old Squamish slides yet? ;)
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Mar 13, 2015 - 09:52am PT
Nice looking book there Glenn.

Here's a few more photos from our trip up the pillar.

Excessively prepared for the grandwall
Excessively prepared for the grandwall
Credit: thekidcormier

Racked and packed a day in advance.
Racked and packed a day in advance.
Credit: thekidcormier

Credit: thekidcormier

Big-wall-Mike on route to the pillar.
Big-wall-Mike on route to the pillar.
Credit: thekidcormier
bearbreeder

climber
Mar 13, 2015 - 10:09am PT
the lazy AZN update .... good climbing weather makes me laaaazay !!!

unintentional big walling in da bluffs ...

Credit: bearbreeder

when you screw up you need to go up some rarely climbed pitches ... AZN epics ...

Credit: bearbreeder

"scrub harder ye lazay AZNs, i need this spotless for my new guidebook !!!"

Credit: bearbreeder

a line that was probably once popular but hasnt seen any ascents in a few years ... partner had some exciting moments where some feet blew out, but he still got the onsight ... i warned him that AZNs arent good a scrubbing

Credit: bearbreeder

"OMG i just ate 3 burritos at MAGs ... im ready to SEND!!!" ... famous last words out of this AZN

Credit: bearbreeder

the pitch looked so bad that my partner took me off belay and ran way to hike the chief without following me up

Credit: bearbreeder

more AZN epics to follow !!!

;)
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Mar 13, 2015 - 10:46am PT
Glenn
Yes, I got two double sets of all the big sizes, P6 to P12. :)
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Mar 13, 2015 - 11:06am PT
Thanks for the pictures, BearBreeder !
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2015 - 11:50am PT
Luke, thanks for the pics, and the stoke. It was rad getting out there again with you.

Eric- yeehaw! Looks like you've been having fun! Thanks for the pics bro! We'll have to get out again soon.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 14, 2015 - 02:52pm PT
Has anyone seen any small (or large)Garry Oak trees at Squamish? Years ago there was one somewhere at the base of the main wall, somewhere between the Grand Wall and South South Gully.

Does anybody know if this is still there? Any other ones in the Squamish areas?

Thanks...
Glenn
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 14, 2015 - 06:50pm PT
Glenn - Never seen live, growing Garry Oak on this side of the Salish Sea.

Pojar & Mackinnon suggest there is some Garry Oak in the Fraser Valley. It also shows the range in the Puget Sound.

One thing that fascinates me is the pictures Kevin M has of Squamish from decades ago; it clearly shows a more sparsely treed cliff. Add to this the meadows on Hollyburn Ridge used to be more open.

More subtle hints the climate is changing.

The appearance of Garry Oak would be quite stunning IMHO.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Mar 14, 2015 - 06:51pm PT
Are you a member of the Garry Oak Preservation Society?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Mar 14, 2015 - 07:26pm PT
Big Mike has given me the post up pictures, sly look emoticon. Resistance is futile... (chuckle)

Craig Thomson pulling over the first roof on the Negro Lesbian:

Credit: Jim Brennan

So big wall...

Credit: Jim Brennan

My friend Craig, following the Penalty Box Roof:

Credit: Jim Brennan

This was a bit short of being the second ascent...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2015 - 07:47pm PT
Wow Jim! So cool! Thanks! Penalty Box? The only one i'm familiar with is a sport climb in Calcheck. One of the Negro Lesbian pitches?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Mar 14, 2015 - 07:50pm PT
Yes, it is the Penalty Box but to find out why, you have to climb it !
MisterE

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Mar 14, 2015 - 08:09pm PT
This one time when the Fire Marshall came by?

;-P
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Mar 14, 2015 - 08:13pm PT
Nice shots, Jim.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Mar 14, 2015 - 09:46pm PT
Hey Dru,

This is a super clean 5.8 offwidth on a slab on Springbok/Ibex peak in the Anderson River Peaks. Daryl Hatten and I climbed it and 3 pitches above in 1982. It's so obvious that it would be good to know if it had been climbed before.

Thanks.

Credit: Daryl Hatten
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2015 - 10:32pm PT
Jim that's a rad photo. Looks fun!! So awesome to see your slides.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Mar 14, 2015 - 10:48pm PT
Pedro is also holding many photos...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2015 - 11:06pm PT
I know.

I would absolutely love to see more of Peder's stuff...
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 15, 2015 - 09:51am PT
Hi Tami, thanks for the oak comments. Anders emailed that apparently oak (not Garry) was identified in the park during the planning process; I'll have to follow up.

I was just following up, out of curiosity, a 50-year-old memory of mine. Maybe I'll just take a hike along the base there and see for myself!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 15, 2015 - 10:56am PT
Glenn if it is oak ( quercus spp ) then it's some accidental planting - a bird shittin' out an acorn or somebody doing a version of The Man Who PLanted Trees :-D

Garry Oak is the only native oak tree to BC ( wiki )

In all my travels around, along, on, in....the Chief.....I have no memory of any oak trees. Lots of broadleaf maple, red alder & some other deciduous trees.

Would love to hear there's an accidental oak tree there somewhere!

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