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Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 10, 2018 - 04:44pm PT
When I first started climbing in Squamish 45 years ago, Tim was already a legend -- but he was no longer in Squamish. And when I started climbing in the Rockies, I thought I'd surely run into him someday. But I never did, and now I never will.

RIP.

___

And yes, Greg is right in his memory of Gordie's account of the FA of Apron Strings. The Bloodlust note is worded similarly, but refers to "a couple of yanks wearing wet ties"
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Aug 10, 2018 - 05:04pm PT
Triconi,
Enlighten us, was Tim a true Canuck climber in his youth in terms of abilities to "boat race" a beer with nary a drop spilt?
I recall being schooled by Chief, Daryl Hatten and others as an underage drinker at the chieftan hotel that this was an essential quality that all Squamish climbers needed to be able to show mastery of lest national honour needed to be defended. This stood in contrast to many of our American brethren who routinely found the 5% beer a bit stout; often dribbling some down the fronts of their shirts near the tail end of a quickly consumed glass, hence "yanks wearing wet ties" as noted by Ghost.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Aug 10, 2018 - 06:40pm PT
I think in the beer-drinking sense, Tim was part of an earlier generation. He certainly liked a beer in the Chieftan, but I (and another old friend) don't recall him really putting it away like some of us. As for the boat races, none of us climbers could do that, but one hard-core beer drinker in our crowd could. But he wasn't a climber.

And the drinking age was still 21. So in 1965, Tim would have only been 19 or so. He always looked so young, he probably had trouble getting into beer parlours (no pubs in those days).

Here's a photo of Tim in full U-Wall regalia, 1966.
Tim Auger, 1966, all ready for action.
Tim Auger, 1966, all ready for action.
Credit: Tricouni
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Aug 10, 2018 - 07:02pm PT
Wow!
That’s an awesome photo.
There was only a handful of climbers in Squamish on any given weekend when I started in 76.
Tim would have looked like an alien space traveller to the locals in that get up in 66.
A solitary pioneer indeed.

Respect!

(Can we assume he's standing on Psyche Ledge?)
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Aug 11, 2018 - 01:04am PT
Great shot and memories Triconi
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 12, 2018 - 11:06am PT
Is this for real?

I don't Facebook, but a friend sent me a link to this post on the "Squamish Rock Climbing Group" on FB.

Troll? For Real?

Link is:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/squamishrockclimbing/permalink/1905802106151818/?comment_id=1907758982622797&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R%22%7D

And here's a screenshot of the FB page:

Credit: Ghost
domngo

climber
Canada
Sep 12, 2018 - 11:22am PT
Haha, I just saw that today too...Trolllolol

Anywho - Hatten & Weinstein's Up From The Skies saw a recent ascent. Good job fellas.

frostback

Social climber
great white north
Sep 12, 2018 - 02:53pm PT
These guys did a proper job although Daryls' style was more a whiskey bottle than box wine; I remember finding an empty tied-off JD glass vessel at a belay on the badge a couple months after an ascent where he shepherded a couple of bar-rat buddies up the wall leading every pitch then rapping down to get them into their jumars etc.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnWZcFnhrqv/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Sep 13, 2018 - 03:11pm PT
Psyche Ledge reminder.
Saturday Sept. 15.

Just sayin’
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Sep 14, 2018 - 10:14am PT
Obscure Squamish summit. How many ascents, two?
The Castle, highest of the Touch and Gos
The Castle, highest of the Touch and Gos
Credit: Oplopanax
domngo

climber
Canada
Sep 14, 2018 - 10:47am PT
Hope to maybe get psyched with yall!

Definitely more than two...I know of at least 4? Danny Guestrin recently put a register up there...last year I think

A fun little multi-sporting adventure, I think. Sweet angle. Is that from a UAV or were you flying low-level down the Sound?
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Sep 14, 2018 - 11:10am PT
I've been up it about 4 times. Maybe 3, maybe 5. I'd l would guess a couple of dozen ascents.

Edit: And I've been up it solo and in mid-winter, with a wisk-broom. So probably 5 for me.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Sep 14, 2018 - 12:24pm PT
I had no idea it was getting that popular!
From a helicopter Dom. Flying back from Potlatch.

Some great unclimbed boulder problems waiting there for when heli-bouldering becomes a thing
Credit: Oplopanax
Bill Noble

climber
Golden BC
Sep 14, 2018 - 01:43pm PT
Now that looks like a face worth climbing. I'm yanking the pull cord on my Robinson, loading it up with wire brushes, chalk bags and an assortment of various specialty footwear. How does CBH (Canadian Bouldering Holidays) ring? Or it could be CBD....no explanation necessary.

The truth can be stranger than fiction?

Hats off to Glenn, Dick and whoever else has visited the worthy somewhat mysterious summits of the Touch'n Go and Castle.
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