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wanderingcloud

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Aug 23, 2017 - 06:02pm PT
It's all on the list. As JC used to say... there are only so many seasons!!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 23, 2017 - 07:09pm PT
And who might you be o wandering cloud that arrive quoting the hoary one?

Hard to imagine he's been gone from us for 14 years now.

Are you so acquainted well enough with JC that you might be meeting him at a big rock when you yourself shuffle off the mortal coil ?

Or am I guessing wrong as to your identity.

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 23, 2017 - 08:11pm PT
Hard to imagine he's been gone from us for 14 years now.

But his spirit lives on...

RIP brother.
RIP brother.
Credit: Ghost
wanderingcloud

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Aug 24, 2017 - 10:03am PT
I would not say your are guessing wrong Tami. I am just a kid from the coast continuing to follow the contours up and down. Not sure where my mortal coil will land in the long run, but beneath a big perma-dry boulder hidden away in the coast sounds proper. Also Tami, or one of you many other coast range legends, can you call up Peter and tell him... "Red Alert...Red Alert..." the young Canadians are getting after it in the DRV, John said 3500ft, they're actually 5500!!! Assistance welcomed (wanted) [Needed], red alert, red alert!!!

Best,
Evan
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 24, 2017 - 10:15am PT
Evan -- are you from Powell River?

I ask because we'll be moving there next year.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 24, 2017 - 10:22am PT
Thanks Evan. You're not the person I'm thinking of but it's fabulous to see you here.

It's so very very excellent to read of younger folks getting some Coast Range in their diet.

I don't think you wanna bother calling up the old timers. Or should I say "middle age timers". Bad backs, bad knees, scar tissue in their shoulders, fingers turning to sausages with arthritis - to you the torch is thrown!

I know I"m not alone in enjoying great trip reports.

Then again, there's David in the post above, willing to get out and filthy for a few feet of crack :-D hahahah!!!!!!
wanderingcloud

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Aug 24, 2017 - 10:47am PT
Powell River is home base as of now. I am sipping a cup o joe with the infamous Rob Richards as we speak. He sends his regards to you Tami. The torch is a strong one, we will try our best to keep it blazin'. Trip reports will come in abundance soon. Teasers for now.
Sacred Stone
Sacred Stone
Credit: wanderingcloud
domngo

climber
Canada
Aug 24, 2017 - 11:14am PT
well done guys. I've been hearing rumblings about attempts/forays into the DR in the last couple years. Must've been quite the adventure. Very much looking forward to the TR.

We flew by in early summer and snapped some photos of the range.

Dom

Daniel Rivers Valley.
Red Alert Wall. June 2017
Red Alert Wall. June 2017
Credit: domngo
Super Unknown. June 2017.
Super Unknown. June 2017.
Credit: domngo
Chico Flaco & Super Unknown. June 2017.
Chico Flaco & Super Unknown. June 2017.
Credit: domngo

Eldred Valley
Eldred Valley. Early Summer 2017 after a snowy winter/spring <br/>
Eldred Valley. Early Summer 2017 after a snowy winter/spring

Credit: domngo
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Aug 24, 2017 - 11:30am PT
Hey ask Rob about what he climbed in Stave River while he was logging there please!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 24, 2017 - 11:45am PT
And Hallooooo right back ! Sounds like PR is the place to be :0D

All the best to you guys for super safe trips and big huge fun.

Gorjuss pix; lookin' fwd to more.

And I bet David ...............can't................wait...........

domngo

climber
Canada
Aug 24, 2017 - 11:49am PT
These decent granite-like walls NNW of Snowside @ Monarch Icefield looked to be quite quality. I believe Oplo or one of the elder heads would know but I think this the Desire range?

Desired walls
Desired walls
Credit: domngo
Snowside on the left - Desire range? in the back
Snowside on the left - Desire range? in the back
Credit: domngo
wanderingcloud

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Aug 24, 2017 - 11:53am PT
Drew, Rob climbed nada in Stave aside from a couple high quality "boulders". Thanks Tami always super safe times in the coast! Wow Dom, you really get around the Coast, dang! Keep 'em coming.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 24, 2017 - 12:57pm PT
I remember seeing spectacular stuff when tree planting on the McGregor near Mt Sir Alexander. But sure didn't have any jam left over to get up into them even to return after the contract was done. It was remote and access long.

A lot of us did bush work ( logging, planting) back in the 80's but I wonder how many returned to recreate in those places afterwards ?

:-)
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Aug 24, 2017 - 01:36pm PT
That's the stuff SW of Desire. Desire visible at far right. Bentinck Spire in far distance

http://publications.americanalpineclub.org/articles/12201013900/North-America-Canada-Coast-Mountains-Mt-Desire-East-Ridge
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Aug 24, 2017 - 01:37pm PT
Dom you must have a good pic of Taleomey Tower if you're flying that route that regularly?
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Aug 24, 2017 - 03:40pm PT
Anyone got shots of the nice granite peaks with buttresses w of the divide between betinick and owekino lake -JC turned me on to them about 20 yrs back. I reckon there is a solid holiday to be had there....
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Aug 24, 2017 - 04:08pm PT
Just browsed the majority of this thread. Super cool. The opening post piqued my interest in "a 50 pitch route on mt Bute" but the link was dead. Googled a bit and found some fantastic photos.

Glad to see some action out there. Magnificent looking place.

https://www.mountainlifemedia.ca/2016/08/school-rock-fifty-pitches-bcs-remote-gem-mt-bute/

frostback

Social climber
great white north
Aug 24, 2017 - 04:28pm PT
School of rock is one of the plum alpine rock climbs in the coast range!
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Aug 24, 2017 - 04:47pm PT
School of rock is one of the plum alpine rock climbs in the coast range!

^ FA Jason Sinnes, Jimmy Martinello and Bruce Kay

I was super bummed when the ST admins booted Bkay from the Taco, and deleted all of his posts. Bruce shared a wealth of information and stories here!

I wonder if they had any clue about who and what they were banishing, with a few mouse clicks.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 24, 2017 - 05:06pm PT
I wonder if they had any clue about who and what they were banishing, with a few mouse clicks.

It was suicide by cop. Bruce says he's now comfortably free of his ST political addiction.

But I agree, his climbing contributions were first-rate, and I miss them. And him.
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