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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2015 - 09:08pm PT
A friend sent me these images from the toe of the slide today.








It looks like it's a warzone up there...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2015 - 01:00pm PT
Bump
Impaler

Social climber
Oakland
Apr 22, 2015 - 01:19pm PT
Nice images, Big Mike! Thanks! I'm curios if any of Alaska Highway got smashed. That MUST have been affected.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Apr 24, 2015 - 01:45pm PT
FWIW last major rockfall I am aware of in this area came from up and left of the current scar, more or less directly above Gone Surfing, in January 1999: see p.281 of the 2001 McLane guide.
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Apr 25, 2015 - 01:23am PT
On the subject of Alaska Highway, looks like it will dry pretty quickly now there's no tree cover around it.
new world order2

climber
Apr 26, 2015 - 05:04pm PT
Yesterday, I had a view (thru the telescope, near to the Brew Pub) of the detached pillar on Blazing Saddles.
It almost looks as if it's more tipped out now.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Apr 26, 2015 - 05:43pm PT
Yesterday, I had a view (thru the telescope, near to the Brew Pub) of the detached pillar on Blazing Saddles. It almost looks as if it's more tipped out now.

Every time I've climbed Blazing Saddles, I've thought about the permanence of that thing.

The surfboard from Hell
The surfboard from Hell
Credit: Ghost

Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Apr 26, 2015 - 08:27pm PT
Yikes! Doesn't look like there is much holding that up. Stem very gently...
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Apr 26, 2015 - 11:31pm PT
Sharing for the Squamish crew.

re. Eldred "Jamboree" 2015

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1004742&tn=100
crunch

Social climber
CO
Apr 28, 2015 - 03:47pm PT
Scanning some old slides from a Squamish trip. Anyone know what these routes are?

Mystery route in or around Squamish.
Mystery route in or around Squamish.
Credit: crunch

Squamish somewhere.....???
Squamish somewhere.....???
Credit: crunch
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 28, 2015 - 04:26pm PT
Steve- the second one is one of the slab routes to the left of of Jacob's othe ladder at the Malemute i think. Not sure about the first..
supafly

Trad climber
vancouver, bc
Apr 28, 2015 - 04:35pm PT
Is the first maybe Magic Carpet Ride? On the way to Skywalker..
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 28, 2015 - 04:48pm PT
Mcr doesn't have dykes like that does it?
supafly

Trad climber
vancouver, bc
Apr 28, 2015 - 05:07pm PT
Ya you're right.. no seams. Maybe somewhere around Sunblessed.
crunch

Social climber
CO
Apr 28, 2015 - 07:05pm PT
Some more pics...from 2002 or so...

Angel's Crest
Angel's Crest
Credit: crunch

The crest
The crest
Credit: crunch

Malamute. Probably....
Malamute. Probably....
Credit: crunch

Uh oh. Ran into one or two old friends....
Uh oh. Ran into one or two old friends....
Credit: crunch

Snake traverse
Snake traverse
Credit: crunch

Snake....
Snake....
Credit: crunch

Seal Cove
Seal Cove
Credit: crunch

Don't know the route. Looks cool!
Don't know the route. Looks cool!
Credit: crunch
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Apr 29, 2015 - 11:47am PT
Last pic is High Plains Drifter
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Apr 29, 2015 - 11:50am PT
The other unidentified one with the clean streak and then the right-trending dike is Lost Horizon at Seal Cove
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
May 1, 2015 - 10:26am PT
Here are some more pics of the rockfall area under the North walls. Took a hike up there a few days ago with a friend of mine to poke around, check the condition of the routes in the area, and be awed by the forces of nature.

Half way up the Angel's Crest / North Gully trail, there starts to be a few rogue missiles that made it a long ways into the forest.
Credit: Scrubber

Lots of blowdown and carnage at the edges of the impact and air-blast area.
Credit: Scrubber

Fewer and fewer stumps as you get higher. Looks like photos of heavily shelled areas in WW2.
Credit: Scrubber

Into the meat of the main impact area. Pretty much nothing of the forest remains.
Credit: Scrubber

Standing in a crater, looking up Angel's Crest and the North Gully from a point of view not available a week and a half ago.Very cool to see the steep wall at the top of the gully in profile.
Credit: Scrubber

The biggest intact nugget that we could find. Around 4x4x3m=approx 50 cubic metres = approx 135 metric tons! That would be a good part of the shaking we felt in Valleycliff!
Credit: Scrubber

Looking downhill from the top of the big chunk.
Credit: Scrubber

The start of Alaska Highway looks relatively untouched with the exception of the stepped area where you pull up on the hand line. The approach ledges over to Parallel Passages was blasted, although the routes over there seem to have been just left of the carnage.
Credit: Scrubber

Looking Northeast from the base of Angel's Crest. The tree-climb start took a bit of a hit. Maybe half of the branches that you would have pulled on are damaged or missing, but it's still doable. The face-climbing start that Barley put up about ten years ago looks unscathed, except that it's covered in dirt from the dust cloud that came down.
Credit: Scrubber

Just a bit lower down, beside the original start to AC. Lots of trees blown outwards by the air blast, but not too much shrapnel.
Credit: Scrubber

Lots of obstacles where the regular trail pops out around the toe of the buttress.
Credit: Scrubber

Trail markers in this area are somewhat obsolete now... The tree still standing is two feet in diameter at it's base, but is sheared off cleanly 15 feet up.
Credit: Scrubber

Just a friendly little reminder from Mother Nature that geological time is now! ;)

Kris
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2015 - 10:38am PT
Wow Kris! It's a warzone up there hey? Thanks for the pics. I take it the closure has been resinded?

Steve- who is your "old friend" in the picture? He looks very familiar.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2015 - 10:48am PT
we heard there was a large rock fall at Glacier Point. Being sensible we decided to go look and set off across the valley in the dark. As we hiked towards the Apron through the woods we started seeing fresh rock here and there, and you could here sounds of gravel and small rock falling in the distance. Then we heard a loud bang, followed by an increasing rumble. I remember looking at Vince and seeing he eyes widen in fear, which is something I had never seen in his eyes before. We both turned and ran, and as we ran our asses off the noise behind us got louder and louder. Then something I heard made my blood run cold and I will never forget it, I could hear rocks hitting the trees ABOVE our heads. I am not gonna lie I almost peed myself. We made it out without a scratch, no idea how. We went back there a few days latter and the area was littered with head sized rocks.

Some interesting paralells in this tale.
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