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gf

climber
Aug 18, 2014 - 08:00am PT
Tom is the director of the VIMFF, part of the howe sound sales team which reps Evolv shoes and dynafit bindings etc plus a full on but very modest climber. Although I must admit that opening paragraph has resulted in some serious grief from my snide friends....
Big Mike -love the japanese camping setup in the bluffs -the towel is always a giveaway
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Aug 18, 2014 - 04:20pm PT
Is that so you can wipe your feet before entering?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 18, 2014 - 04:31pm PT
Although I must admit that opening paragraph has resulted in some serious grief from my snide friends....

So it is, as they say in the jargon of ragazines , a puff piece.


Hee hee hee.


Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 18, 2014 - 04:48pm PT
Big Mike -love the japanese camping setup in the bluffs -the towel is always a giveaway

Lol. They seemed eastern european.. Not sure what was with the rona mat..
jgrigg

Trad climber
Kitchener, ON, Canada
Aug 20, 2014 - 02:23pm PT
Hello McTopo Squamish peeps,

I will be driving down to the Valley from Squamish this September 13. If you or anyone you know is also making their way from Squamish to Yosemite this September and is looking to carpool, send me an email. I have room for up to three people including myself and have abundant space for wall laden sows.

Cheers,

Jon
jgrigg84@gmail.com
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Aug 20, 2014 - 07:35pm PT
Best of luck to you, jgrigg.

Summer fun, the fast way off of the Chief :

Credit: Jim Brennan

One of the most classic ways up, Calculus Crack:

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

MH2

climber
Aug 20, 2014 - 07:46pm PT
Nice photos!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2014 - 08:27pm PT
Very nice Jim! An excellent representation of what Calculus looked like before Kris Wild went to work on it. I remember it well, My first time on that side of the apron, my first gear belay, below the finger crack on a decomposing chunk of moss...

I was scared out of my mind as the dirt crumbled from under the lush green patch.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Aug 20, 2014 - 08:36pm PT
Come on, these pics aren't that old ! CC had definitely had a Kris Wild Brazilian by then.

There was a wires and cams belay at the crest on a little ledge but no big deal with lunker gear... All good fun with an excited and happy friend.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2014 - 09:19pm PT
Yes, it is, but i was still a sport weenie at the time.. Lol.

This is post scrub, 2013
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Aug 20, 2014 - 09:28pm PT
OK,

I lay down the photo challenge to all Squamillians, or Squamptonites, to post their first time climbing Grand Wall pictures.

HAHAHA !...

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

Frank Weiller and I fixed ropes on the Baldwin - Cooper bolt ladders and forged on next morning to Bellygood Ledge with not a free move in between. Frank and I teamed up with Pat Simmons to climb Half Dome next. It was pretty good having no idea other than believing you could aid anything and barely able to do 5.8 or 5.9 !



thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Aug 20, 2014 - 09:56pm PT
Nice pics!

Credit: thekidcormier

Here is a shot of my second lap. My shoulder is still bruised from that rack.

Jim, What do say we jump in with Jon and catch rip down to the valley,meet up with Kessler and climb something on the dawn wall!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2014 - 10:10pm PT
Here's the report from my first time.
http://www.supertopo.com/tr/The-Grand-Wall-13a-11a-A0-lite-Squamish/t11528n.html

Nice shots Jim! I think you guys should totally head down to the valley with him!! ;) we'll see
Ya there! :)
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Aug 20, 2014 - 10:12pm PT
Damn, Luke...

That is powerfully tempting but I'm duty bound and committed to build another one for at least 2 months.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2014 - 11:17pm PT
Here's another shot from that adventure. Now that I've discovered raw, i can re-edit all my old stuff.

Luke on the Split Pillar 10b
MH2

climber
Aug 21, 2014 - 07:51am PT
Fun to see those 2 bolts re-appear on the Split Pillar.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 21, 2014 - 08:02am PT
I thought so too. And are those pins? :) is that where all those nice finger locks come from? :)
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Aug 21, 2014 - 09:07am PT
All clean climbing with stoppers and hexes. There were some fixed pins in the Sword and through the Flats. They all had orange paint on them...
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Aug 21, 2014 - 11:09am PT
"What Calculus looked like before Kris"?

Both of those pics are after Kris. It was a green line before.
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Aug 21, 2014 - 01:26pm PT
me go up

Credit: brownie

me go down

Credit: brownie

don't forget the #3....
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