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gf

climber
Oct 16, 2012 - 07:18am PT
http://www.innate-gear.com/blog/a-joyful-howl-into-the-starry-night
A nice blog post that among other things features some stories and photos from a coast range trip
More can be found here
http://rockclimberjasmin.blogspot.tw/2012/09/normal-0-false-false-false-en-us-ja-x.html
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Nov 18, 2012 - 03:16am PT
Great link Greg, brings back memories with yourself and Jim.Just got back from John Clarke night at VIMFF so I'd though I would post some pics of the coast range as it was so great to see so many slides of his amazing travels.Some of the more notable climbers I saw there were Martin and Esther Kafer,Don Serl,John Baldwin,Oplopanax and of course the Mighty hiker.Of course I'm hoping that there will be a flood of other pic postings as there are so few pics of this large and amazing area on this thread.
Monarch ice cap  <br/>
All pics in my post were taken by myself,Brian Gavi...
Monarch ice cap
All pics in my post were taken by myself,Brian Gavin, Randy Enomoto or Wayne Saunders. We swapped pics at the end of trips and it's so long ago I don't know who's is who.
Mt. Cerberus
Mt. Cerberus
Mt. Cerberus
Mt. Cerberus
Mt. Satan
Mt. Satan
Monarch ice cap with Mt. Monarch in background.
Monarch ice cap with Mt. Monarch in background.
Lower ridge of Mt. Cerberus
Lower ridge of Mt. Cerberus
Mt.Waddington from Plummer hut area.
Mt.Waddington from Plummer hut area.
Skywalk buttress of Mt. Combatant.
Skywalk buttress of Mt. Combatant.
The big guy casts a shadow on the horizon
The big guy casts a shadow on the horizon
Top of Mt. Combatant
Top of Mt. Combatant
NW summit of Mt. Waddington
NW summit of Mt. Waddington
Main summit of Mt. Waddington from NW summit.
Main summit of Mt. Waddington from NW summit.
The Tooth.
The Tooth.
The tiny summit of Mt. Waddington.
The tiny summit of Mt. Waddington.
Rapping down to the notch.
Rapping down to the notch.
gf

climber
Nov 18, 2012 - 03:50am PT
Now that is a set of photos harry! nicely done!
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Nov 18, 2012 - 10:55am PT
Thanks for sharing those awesome picture Harry!

Awesome links Greg. I met Jasmin at the top of elcap, her and Evan insisted helping us carry soaking wet gear down from my epic.

Very nice people.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:57am PT
Harry - thats a great collection of photo's man. That shot of skywalk is the best one i've seen! same with that last one rapping off the summit tower. it captures the essence - know what I mean? keep em coming. Good one's of that bivy on Cerberus too
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 18, 2012 - 01:26pm PT
Mike Down - Prince of the Coast range!  I keep hearing he gets out the...
Mike Down - Prince of the Coast range! I keep hearing he gets out there. I bet he lurks eh?
Credit: Bruce Kay

Rusty Turner and Jean Jean Coffee Machine McRae celebrate the end of a...
Rusty Turner and Jean Jean Coffee Machine McRae celebrate the end of a week of storm
Credit: Bruce Kay

Serra III north ridge
Serra III north ridge
Credit: Bruce Kay

Serra III norht ridge
Serra III norht ridge
Credit: Bruce Kay

Dan Canton shlepping a load on Serra III
Dan Canton shlepping a load on Serra III
Credit: Bruce Kay

uh oh here comes a shitstorm
uh oh here comes a shitstorm
Credit: Bruce Kay

Rob Tomich and Dan canton bask in post epic glory
Rob Tomich and Dan canton bask in post epic glory
Credit: Bruce Kay
climblight

Mountain climber
Northern NV
Nov 18, 2012 - 01:43pm PT
From 2004
Serra V
Serra V
Credit: climblight
Tom Descending from Serra V

Serra V summit
Serra V summit
Credit: climblight
Waddington from Serra V summit
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Nov 18, 2012 - 02:33pm PT
Great action shots Bruce. I'm guessing that shot of Mike down is around '89 and Jean, where she at these days. Thanks for sharing. Thanks to climblight also. I guess your next Drew.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 18, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
Wow guys amazing shots! I can't believe I missed this thread!!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 18, 2012 - 03:43pm PT
Fab pix all !!!! I think that pic of MD is from earlier than '89. :-)

Love to know if he does, in fact, lurk. That would be hilarious.

Jean is a schoolteacher in town here. Saw her on the street the other day ( me in the car; her on foot - didn't get much of a chance to talk......dammit ) but she looks fabulous. OF course.

If any of you guys have her email , would you be so kind as to send it to me? I asked her for it in passing that day but obvs got it wrong.........sheesh.
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Nov 18, 2012 - 03:44pm PT
Looks like some great adventuring! Does all the sunshine make those glaciers so big?
Synchronicity

Trad climber
British Columbia, Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2012 - 04:37pm PT
Wow great photos and stories, glad this was resurrected, I hope it continues.

I spent the summer listening to epic Coast Range stories from members of the Heathens Mountaineers Club. They did a big trip into Tidemann Combatant area and theres talk of another in the near future. I'm gonna throw my name in for a spot in the heli
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 18, 2012 - 05:11pm PT
Synchro, you must go.

The big peaks of the Coast Range easily carry the same weight as any other mountains of their elevation. Also, they're wonderfully free of regulation and tourism.

One of the greatest works of imagination that sent dreams in motion before the internet is the Challenger Map that used to have a rightful place in a building at the PNE. George Challenger and his family created a relief map of British Columbia out of 1/4" plywood and paint.

It was put in storage and the B.C. Building torn down to appease some architects who felt sterile lawns with concrete fake stream beds would be more attractive. As predicted, the precious shrine to an ideal has no appeal but this used to have lots:






Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Nov 18, 2012 - 05:33pm PT
I got stiffed by a 3 day storm and iffy routefinding on this thing but would like to go back.



This big rig beside it is very nice too. Bruce Fairley and Brian Cruikshank climbed a route up the east face but the real deal on the NE pillar (right skyline) is still up for grabs.



And then to the south across Doran you have this range of granite spires where Clarke+Croft and then the Heathens have been scooping nice routes



The real good rock is on the south sides, and this pic is of the north sides. Sigh.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 18, 2012 - 05:40pm PT
Wow, as big Mike would say:

amazon shots

Some very cool stories too, beautiful peaks & looks like a bushwackers Mecca.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 18, 2012 - 05:46pm PT
Oops. Stupid auto correct...
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Nov 18, 2012 - 05:48pm PT
I did a couple trips into the Niut Range in spring with Don and Gord Betenia. Some good times there too. Rock is mostly sh#t but pockets of solid granite can be found.

















I sure would like to get back in there sometime. It's a great spot for spring mountaineering and a very cheap flight since it's right in Whitesaddle's back yard.
gf

climber
Nov 18, 2012 - 06:47pm PT
Drew -i did a flyby through the niut with sigg issac once -we told mike to step on the gas and burned metaphorical heli rubber over to climb on stuff dropping off on either side of the upper tellot
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Nov 18, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
Ya but what time of year was it? I hear in July it's a real slag pile.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:03pm PT
So yo sayin' she niut zactly yo-smite granite, nawmean? Didja burn metamorphical rubble gittin' outa there ya sayin'? Ya doh wanna be rubblin' in da Nye-oot 'less yo plannin' on da rockies fo christmas know wut I'm sayin'?

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