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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
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Mar 16, 2015 - 09:32am PT
Jim, nice pic of that OW

Looks like it is one of the cracks on this wall, yes?

I don't think it has been climbed to the top yet. The east face route is well to thje left - this is more the NE face, or the east face of the Ibex- Springbok-LesCornes col

Why did you guys bail? Wetness? I can see the overlap seeping in your pic
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Mar 16, 2015 - 09:41am PT
Speaking of Garry Oak,

http://www.mqup.ca/ancient-pathways--ancestral-knowledge-products-9780773543805.php

I recently got given Nancy Turner's two-volume ethnobotanical magnum opus and read it cover to cover (to cover to cover) in about a week. Great book. Very interesting. (I also love that the guy on the cover is rocking a mac jacket as he gathers)

There is incontrovertible evidence that the local First Nations practiced both cultivation and transplantation of usable plant species, such as bringing hazelnuts from their southern range around the Lower Mainland, to the Kitimat - Terrace corridor, where they now have a geographically isolated second range.

The Garry Oaks on Sumas Mountain and across the river from Yale are documented to have been part of this pre-contact transplantation program.

I wouldn't be surprised if the oaks around the Chief are the legacy of a similar transplantation program by the Squamish Nation. Squamish seems like it's a ways beyond the usual Garry Oak range of southern Van Isle and the Gulf Islands.

Some, or much, of the growth of trees in subalpine areas like Hollyburn Meadows is also due to our suppression of forest fires, rather than to changing climates. These areas were burned regularly pre-contact as part of a management program to maximize berry productivity.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Mar 16, 2015 - 09:53am PT
to make it easy:


Credit: MH2
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Mar 16, 2015 - 10:19am PT
Yeah. Looks more like a squeeze than an OW though!

Note to self: lug tubes and #6 next time going up there?
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Mar 16, 2015 - 10:47am PT
I recently got given Nancy Turner's two-volume ethnobotanical magnum opus and read it cover to cover (to cover to cover) in about a week. Great book. Very interesting. (I also love that the guy on the cover is rocking a mac jacket as he gathers)

Yes, this is her magnum opus. I'm just about finished the first volume. It's very interesting and sums up so much material. I agree that the Garry oaks at Squamish might well be transplanted. It doesn't seem that they are doing as well as the ones on Sumas Mountain.

There are also a few in Pacific Spirit Park (Vancouver) but those might be escapes from old gardens.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Mar 16, 2015 - 11:27am PT
Awesome stuff about the oak trees. I hadn't noticed. Now I'll have to !

I've got Turner's "The Earth's Blanket" which is also a lovely read. It also details the selective planting in situ of desirable plants by First Nations.

This version of agricultural practices / land stewardship makes much much more sense given the microclimates & rugged geography here on the left coast.
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