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Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 17, 2017 - 04:43pm PT
You're right -- Ivanhoe, not Yale.

But the venue really didn't matter. The time had come and gone for that part of Squamish climbing.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Sep 17, 2017 - 05:00pm PT
The real change was people drinking less alcohol, actually training to climb (climbing gyms) and eating healthier foods more often. Fatty foods and lots of drink were the domain of our ww2 or slightly post www2 parents.

Now we can't figure out how to pay for schools and bridges with a healthier population avoiding sin taxation and living into longer low tax, retirements.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Outside the Asylum
Sep 17, 2017 - 05:07pm PT
The second recorded climb at Squamish, North Gully, was done in 1958 by what might be described as a BCMC party. Although as Glenn says, the Chief didn't really become a destination for the BCMC until 1961 or 1962. IIRC, Esther Kafer led a group of the younger members on new year's eve of 1961 (1962?), some of whom climbed the Acrophobes.

A cacodemon (or cacodaemon) is an evil spirit or (in the modern sense of the word) a demon. The opposite of a cacodemon is an agathodaemon or eudaemon, a good spirit or angel. The word cacodemon comes through Latin from the Ancient Greek κακοδαίμων kakodaimōn, meaning an "evil spirit," whereas daimon would be a neutral spirit in Greek and Tychodaimon would be a good spirit.

However, the "c" is pronounced as though a "k" - it's not a sassodemon, but a kakodemon.

The 1967 guidebook refers to the area around what became known as Cacodemon Caves/Closet simply as "a group of large boulders". They're called Cacodemon Caves in 1975. Not sure how/when that transmogrification occurred, but it's nice that the CCC is memorialized in the name.

Bricks Shannan allegedly earned his nickname by pulling fake bricks off the façade of the Jolly Alderman, which was kitty-corner to the brutalist pile called city hall. Climbers through the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s drank their share of beer, if nothing else, bearing in mind that in the BC of the 1960s and 1970s that mostly involved going to a dingy beer parlour - there weren't any others - the kind with terry cloth tabletops, two signs on the doors ("men" and "ladies and escorts"), and a choice of Molson, Labatt's or high test.

Climbers now go to acroyoga in frou frou clothes instead.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Sep 17, 2017 - 08:03pm PT
The second recorded climb at Squamish, North Gully, was done in 1958 by what might be described as a BCMC party. Although as Glenn says, the Chief didn't really become a destination for the BCMC until 1961 or 1962. IIRC, Esther Kafer led a group of the younger members on new year's eve of 1961 (1962?), some of whom climbed the Acrophobes.

The New Year's Eve trip was 1961, with Culbert, me, my brother Bob, Arnold Shives, etc. That was the 1st ascent of the higher Acrophobe. Esther K wasn't on that, but she was on the October 1964 ascent.

The two pubs in Squamish were friendly enough to climbers by then, but – more importantly – they were in Squamish and the climbers were in Vancouver. So, while a beer in the Chieftan or the Squamish Hotel was often on the menu at the end of the day on Saturday or Sunday, the weekday pub night that the clubs in England centered around developed as "Wednesday night at the Cecil".

In the early 1060s (before your time, Ghost), the Cecil was the place the younger climbers hung out. Sometimes it would be the Fraser Arms. We tried all the pubs up and down Granville: the Yale, Blackstone, the Royal, the Austin, and the Cece seemed to be our favourite. For some of us, it wasn't just "Wed at the Cece" but many nights. [I got banned for life from the Cece, once, or at least until that particular bouncer moved on.....]. But you are right: eventually the Cece became a strip joint and most of us grew up, a bit.

And while I'm on pubs: in the late 1970s when I worked in the Sun Tower, on occasion one or two of us would head off to the Niagara for a beer. Again, it turned into a strip joint and that was the end of that.

Nice to see this thread break the 9000-post mark; on to 10,000.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Sep 17, 2017 - 08:26pm PT
Ah, the Cece! Good times.

Throwing mungballs at the ceiling. Giving the ceiling a drink. The latter involved standing up and throwing the contents of your beer glass at the ceiling. Surprising that only Glenn was banned. Taking one for the team!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Sep 17, 2017 - 08:40pm PT
Too much fun was had by all !

Credit: Jim Brennan
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Sep 17, 2017 - 08:42pm PT
And then it was off to the Ivanhoe !

Credit: Jim Brennan
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Sep 17, 2017 - 08:52pm PT
Didn't things move to the Cobalt for a bit?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Sep 17, 2017 - 08:57pm PT
Yeah the Cobalt was OK until the bikers kept taking the que ball off of the table and claiming its 5 dollar cover charge regardless of who was winning.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 17, 2017 - 09:00pm PT
Bricks Shannan allegedly earned his nickname by pulling fake bricks off the façade of the Jolly Alderman, which was kitty-corner to the brutalist pile called city hall.

Hmm. Not the "bricks" story I heard.
Which is not, uhhhhhh, something I could repeat here.
The story about "bricks" thattiz.
Grin.

The "Jolly Alderman" always cracked me up. The letters of the name made it look like the "Jozzy Alderman" :-D

I actually like the odd art-deco brutalism-if-ya-want of City Hall. It's a bit of a metaphor for this f'n city. Feel free to flame me for that :-D

That totally cracks me up that GW was BANNED FROM THE SLEEZIL !!!!! AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA

I also wanna draw attention to the words "Beer Parlour" as it's one of those TOTALLY WESTERN CANADIAN terms now being lost to "bar" or "pub". Does anybody under the age of 5o use this term any more ?

I remember Daryl telling me he found a nice bag o' ..... and a few hits of .....under the elastic of one of those round red terry towel table tops. He said it was perhaps the fuzz had been in checking ID or perhaps someone had just got too wasted to remember where they'd hidden their stash.




Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 17, 2017 - 09:09pm PT
Oh, and , we only went to the Cobalt when the Ivanhoe closed. It was a peeler bar and gnarly at that.

I also remember slithering into the American on one or maybe two occasions but keeping our kidneys to the wall.

Jezuz I would NOT do that sh#t now. Nor want my daughter doing that.

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Sep 17, 2017 - 09:15pm PT
At 1am surrounded by a table full of emptied beer glasses at the Cobalt, I bid good night to Bricks and B McD. I had to pull in my horns because of my new job that morning taking precedence...
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Sep 17, 2017 - 09:31pm PT
Tami,
You would not recognize the cobalt these days, its at the vanguard of the revolution in terms of being a watering hole for tech types, with the former breezeway, originally for covered checkin, but during the strip bar years, a place for hookers to turn tricks out of the rain, becoming a bar boasting about 30 local beers. The former breezeway, now called the Sidecar, features the original pressed tin ceiling and other detailing nice restored and is highly recommended as a place to meet friends before going on for dinner, which one could do one door up at Farina, easily in the top 3 pizza joints in the city.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 17, 2017 - 09:52pm PT
I do know what the Cobalt is like these days. :-) Remember I have kids in their late 20's :-D .

brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Sep 28, 2017 - 07:54pm PT
cordless bolt pulling?

some might tell you that's reckless,


but I will tell you,



with some certainty



you are gonna die sir..







monolith

climber
state of being
Sep 29, 2017 - 07:56am PT
BB is obsessed by pusheen the cat so it must be some kind of symbol for him. I see he's brought his race and political taunting to the climbing threads now.
monolith

climber
state of being
Sep 29, 2017 - 08:20am PT
Tell us the meaning of those pusheen pics, BB, and why you post a lot of them.

WHyte pholkz r amazed dat AZNS kan TACO n belay at da saim time !!!

It's always reassuring knowing your belayer is searching and posting memes to ST political threads at the same time.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 29, 2017 - 10:38am PT
Take it elsewhere you two. This Squamish thread is for great pix, stories, memories. Please drop this crap.

Me, I"m willing to put up with bb's odd style of typing English because he posts great pix. And that he likes Pusheen ? Yeah, well, lots of us like Pusheen.

So leave bb alone.

But bb ? If yer gonna post the way you do, you might wanna understand you're a heat-score for the bullies.

Signed, someone rather like your mother.

Thanks.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 29, 2017 - 11:06am PT
Thanks bb. Now get back to work.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Sep 29, 2017 - 11:25am PT
Back to work....

I know this was taken on the Grand Wall in the latest 1960s. But, please, can anyone tell me what pitch it is on?

Thanks...
Glenn

Credit: Tricouni
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