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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!

brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Mar 15, 2015 - 12:12pm PT
Credit: brownie

anyone know this outrageous nook of the chief?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 15, 2015 - 12:15pm PT
I'd say the old Kakodemon ( Cacademon ) boulders. There's nearly caving in there although people might have made it disgusting with tagging and toileting. Been decades since I went spelunking in a rainstorm after being burnt out on Rurp Riot :-D

But my guess is that's too obvious.


So, K, I"ll let others hazard a guess before I PESTER YOU FOR THE ANSWER !!!!


Go find Glenn's oak tree :-D !!!!
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Mar 15, 2015 - 01:11pm PT
Sunshine Breakfast?

Backside yo.

MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Mar 15, 2015 - 03:39pm PT
Sunshine Breakfast
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2015 - 04:46pm PT
Looks interesting Kieran! I have to do way more climbing back there..
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Mar 15, 2015 - 04:48pm PT
wow.. too easy.

Sunshine Breakfast is right, I guess if one has visited the climb it would be hard to forget that swooping cavern..

Tami, the cacademon boulders and surrounding area offers some of the finest tunneling in squamish. Quite a time..



Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2015 - 05:35pm PT
I know i have one of you in there bud.. But i can't find it atm. Here's another favorite of mine instead.

Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 15, 2015 - 05:54pm PT
Awesome pic Mike. I like how the slough in front of Chateau Beckham gleams in the last light of the setting sun.

:-D !!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2015 - 06:22pm PT
Aka The Mamquam Blind Channel Tami?
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 15, 2015 - 08:00pm PT
Mike, is that photo from the top of the Bulletheads/South South Gully?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 15, 2015 - 08:02pm PT
Yup to Mike's question :-D
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2015 - 09:08pm PT
Glenn- No sir! That would be Memorial Ledge.
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Mar 15, 2015 - 10:52pm PT
Great photos everyone! Love to see the old and new material getting the psyche up for the season. Now to serious matters - Oaks:

There are indeed Garry oaks in Squamish, and they are native, if not common here. The easiest ones to find are likely in the Smoke Bluffs. There are a few around Penny Lane. The most prominent one being the tree 15 feet up that you likely slung before entering the depths of Satan's Slit, just right of Penny Lane itself. Theres one on the ledge right of the top of Kangaroo Corner, and I believe another one below the left end of Neat and Cool. The largest one I've seen around the bluffs is out near the end of the little promontory that sticks out into the blind channel near The Zip.

The easiest time to find them is early winter when all the other deciduous trees have dropped their leaves, but the Garry Oaks cling stubbornly to their full canopies of shrivelled brown leaves, often until springtime.

K

Now back to your regularly scheduled climbing. Heres one from Friday the 13th (!) of a visiting friend from Reno:
Chad discovering that the black scar means Cutting Edge is no longer V...
Chad discovering that the black scar means Cutting Edge is no longer V4...
Credit: Scrubber
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 15, 2015 - 11:08pm PT
Scrubber, thanks muchly for the data on the oaks. Confirms my ancient memories.
Glenn
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