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thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 9, 2012 - 10:49am PT
Heading up the wall in a couple hours with kieran and nate(a.k.a. Browniephoto and thesoloclimber)!!

Our plan is to climb Zorros Last Ride(V 5.8) A3+) into Lost at Sea(III 5.8 A3+). As far as we know Lost at Sea has only had 1 repeat attempt and that was by me and fishboy.

The stoke is over whelming!

I tried to solo Zorros a couple months ago... and retreated half way through the traversing nail straight up under the roof pitch.. time for redemption!

Pre spray photos comming after a couple cups of coffee
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 11:02am PT
damn it Kid! I was supposed to work today. Now I have to wait breathlessly for the live feed update. Thats the final straw . I'm upgrading to I phone.

Hey while your up there, have a close look at the bolts and rivets. There was a bad batch of 1/4 inchers going around back then and a few wound up on the hooking pitch. Dave Lane was watching Daryl with binocs one day, standing on a little bolt after a nice long hooking section when - pop! Away he sailed, just pulling up short of the lip of the roof!

We expect a live report of every bolt inspection and a go pro of any whippers
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 11:10am PT
the route trends left to right under the massive roof, a bolt ladder t...
the route trends left to right under the massive roof, a bolt ladder through the roof gains the right to left trending dyke. the hooking pitch!
Credit: thekidcormier
lol, i was supposed to work today too... (andrew im not going to make it in today)

as far as i know the bad batch of bolts have since been replaced.


thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 11:17am PT
CLOG DA FEEEEEDD!

Going to make coffee... here's an overview of the entire grand wall.
Our objective is the zig zagging features to the left of the black dyk...
Our objective is the zig zagging features to the left of the black dyke
Credit: thekidcormier

last two photos screen grabbed from the gigapixel http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/groups/ivm/HDView/HDGigapixel.htm
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 11:25am PT
Send it boyz!!! Hey wait... It's not raining.... Will it still count???? ;)
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 11:40am PT
Credit: thekidcormier
Brownie
Brownie
Credit: thekidcormier
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 9, 2012 - 11:41am PT
Nice.....go fer it!


Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 11:43am PT
Hope you brought your woolies!!!
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 12:38pm PT
Forgot to finish my whiskey and water last night... got called out by my wife. drinking it now... MMM whiskey for breakfast, that oughta get rid of the anticipation shakes.

its a familiar feeling this morning, pre adventure stoke, normally nate busts in the front door, but today we gotta go pick him up in horseshoe bay.

kierans out scavenging more water bottles, and Im going to pick up some reefer momentarily.

It should be noted that we are ascending fixed lines to below the roof, in order to maximize use of our time frame, plus we have all already free climbed the first 5 pitches before.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 12:43pm PT
Sick!! Ushba time!! Fixed lines all the way up peasants?? Sweet!!
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 12:48pm PT
CLOGGIN' DA FEEEEED


heres a pic from my solo attempt.
Bivy under the roof
Bivy under the roof
Credit: thekidcormier

Today we plan to get us and all our sh#t through the roof and set up camp over the lip
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Nov 9, 2012 - 12:55pm PT
SWEET!! I LIVE FOR LIVE FEEDS!!!!

take some shots on lead!

Credit: matty
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 9, 2012 - 12:55pm PT
That looks like a sweet line. Thanks for the blow by blow, Luke, I wasn't sure how much more politard spew I could handle. All is right in the universe now.
turd

climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 01:09pm PT
f'ing AWESOME!






edit: mmmmmmm.......black dyke
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
Clog da feed!!!! Take pictures when you pick up Nathan!! Lots of pics please!!
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 02:00pm PT
da weed, clogging da feed
da weed, clogging da feed
Credit: thekidcormier

Mission accomplished...

Looks like im out of coffee time for a refill...

The sativa is definitely for the hooking pitch
The hooking pitch <br/>
The hooking pitch

Credit: thekidcormier
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Nov 9, 2012 - 02:11pm PT
Oooh yeah..... The three sketchiest climbers in Squam attempt some A3+ where only one of those has any real aiding experience.
By the way, I have two surprises for you guys..... One is for us climbers, but the other is gonna be shared with everyone ;)
Luke, you got your speaker?
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
seems like it would be good for the whole climb Luke.

Have fun looks like good climbing.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 02:17pm PT
Man you are too funny... Oh to be youthful and completely care free again..... ;)
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 9, 2012 - 02:22pm PT
Man you are too funny... Oh to be youthful and completely care free again..... ;)

I heartily agree.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 02:23pm PT
Now thats a Proud breakfast
Now thats a Proud breakfast
Credit: thekidcormier

Yup ribs for breakfast, no f*#king around.

Silver: thanks for the beer!!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 9, 2012 - 02:28pm PT
Luke, did Ais make you that b'fast? You got a keeper. You're gonna knock that route down to size, now go get er done.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 02:34pm PT
Oooh yeah..... The three sketchiest climbers in Squam attempt some A3+ where only one of those has any real aiding experience.

Ahh... Luke led what 26 pitches of Muir?? Just shut up and clean and haul
And you'll do fine ;) what you gonna wear this time Nate?? ;p

Ais is a keeper for sure!! We had a rad time hanging out in Yosemite!! I miss her already! ;)
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 02:36pm PT
Ais did whip me up that little ditty. What a BABE!

RETREAT!
RETREAT!
Credit: thekidcormier

^^Didn't know that i was supposed to be tied into the rope incase the biner on my grigri exploded... D'oh

Not to mention I'm not even sure where that biener came from... Definitly gonna die..
gf

climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 02:45pm PT
hey mike
the mark of zoro pitch that includes the hooking is not that big a deal relative to the pitch under the roof iirc
Be sure to test those old bolts -daryl took a big whipper on the second ascent attempt.
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 02:49pm PT
Your past coffee time now its all weed and whiskey from here on out.

Remember its puff puff pass.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 02:53pm PT
Luke you got the drill and some bolts with ya?? ;) sounds like ya might need em...
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 02:56pm PT
I'm gonna take my chances...
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 03:24pm PT
Weeeeooo going to pick up kieran and nate and getting started!!
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 06:03pm PT
lift off
lift off
Credit: thekidcormier

Just a quick update from Lukes "better half". The boys are just starting and finding their groove.
Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Nov 9, 2012 - 06:40pm PT
Best of luck from Bishop lads! Can't wait to get back up to the chief. Negro Lesbian, revenge will be sweet....
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 06:47pm PT
I thought this was a live feed. Where is the live aspect?? ;) come on first wall post boys!
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Nov 9, 2012 - 07:41pm PT
the objective
the objective
Credit: brownie
at the top of the 1st haul
at the top of the 1st haul
Credit: brownie
the kid setting off under the roof
the kid setting off under the roof
Credit: brownie
all photos &#40;c&#41; browniephoto 2012
all photos (c) browniephoto 2012
Credit: brownie

cormier's starting the roof pitch, plan to bivy under it tonight... hooks off the belay, expanding flake and un protectable rock..

i just heard luke say,


"i'm scared as f*#k"

to be continued..........
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 07:47pm PT
Yeah boys!! Git sum!!!!!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:06pm PT
hey boys, ya know not too long ago, before twitter and Iphones, we used to keep you wall rats company by getting liquored up and going out to the parking lot with a rifle or two. For old times sake you don't mind flashing your headlamps for us do you?
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:10pm PT
Bruce yer something else but sounds like fun.

Luke your not scared that fear is weakness leaving your body proceed on man remember all of Canada is watching, style counts here.

Where's our sunset shot please.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:14pm PT
Better yet, just light a fire
gf

climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:24pm PT
Too bad you aren't on the lesbian -the first ascent party lit a fire on lesbian ledge and had a hot dog roast complete with toasted buns, mustard and ketchup.
MH2

climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:28pm PT
Ha ha, all of Canada is watching: you are on the sports bar screens instead of hockey.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:29pm PT
That's right gf. The famous weenie roast on Lesbian Ledge, starring Darly, Bo-Dinkly and Craig !
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:29pm PT
Yeah. Thats what happens when there's no hockey.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:35pm PT
Hahahaha...... I miss hockey too... I forgot about this
lol, i was supposed to work today too... (andrew im not going to make it in today)

as far as i know the bad batch of bolts have since been replaced.

I love that he's telling his boss he's not going to work via thread... :)

Hope your right about the bolts! Is it cold up there or what?? ;)

Bruce you gonna go show the boys some tradition tonight?? :)
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:36pm PT
How you guys holding up? Hamish ok? We know you love your hockey and well we love your cup that's why we keep it here.;)

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:38pm PT
Hamish must be pizzed. At least he can still bike for a bit...

Edit I'll ignore that cup comment because I thought we were friends......... Kidding!! But seriously?? We want it back!!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:39pm PT
Hamish is holding out well, considering how peaked out he is. I think he has found a healthy outlet. He's just oiling up his guns now.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:44pm PT
How we doin boys? Hope u brought your long johns! If ur cold don't worry, the sun will be on the wall from 2-5 tomorrow.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:45pm PT
I agree, poor bolts. I broke one under my scale-tipping bodyweight a pitch above the hook traverse, 25 or 30 yrs ago, with postmaster g.f.

Good luck and I hope the rain stays away for you guys.

And yes, the biking is Superb.......still. Just got in from a 5 star ripper. Over 400 hrs since jan. of this year. One day you'll all be mtn biking.

Hockey would be nice but I do get more done without it.

I don't even like guns and the only guns around our house are made by Nerf.
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:52pm PT
luke's setting up anchor
luke's setting up anchor
Credit: brownie
nate's putting johns under his harness and pants!!
nate's putting johns under his harness and pants!!
Credit: brownie
perswig

climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:56pm PT
"i'm scared as f*#k"

Second-best start to a good TR, after "Hold my beer..."

Dale
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:58pm PT
Not only are the original bolts on Zorros bad, but also there is a huge problem with failures under light loads for the belay bolts which have already been replaced. See CAJ 2002 issue for accident report details and route advisory.

Check and make sure there is a tiny "H" stamped on the end of the 3/8" studs at the belay, if not don't trust them with more than 150 lb's till you have drilled all new holes and replaced all the Stations.

Sorry I meant to tell you sooner. Sleep well, if you can ..... sleep at all

I'm surprised anyone went up there without parachutes.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 08:59pm PT
"i'm scared as f*#k"


Yeah, I would be too.


Listen, could you guys please just hold your light steady for a second?
perswig

climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 09:13pm PT
Iron sights, or a scope?
And by how much do you lead a moving headlamp?

Inquiring minds want to know!
Dale
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 09:25pm PT
Any suggestions? Get on down here and show us how!
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 9, 2012 - 09:41pm PT
Yer gonna die!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 09:41pm PT
The Squamish Big Walls guide put together by MM and JF indicates that all the Zorros bolts have been upgraded to nice fat 3/8's.. If i know Luke, the boys are cooking dinner as he fixes a pitch right about now....

+1000 Chief!! Tell the Bridwell story!! For us youngsters....
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 09:47pm PT
Hamish- Riding must be all time when the ground firms up like this!!
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
Made.it to our first bivy with out dieing. 3 of us are sharing a singles porta ledge on a gear anchor
Bedside mank bolts. Soo freakin scared...

Spelling edit.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 11:57pm PT
What about the impending earth quake Bruce??
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Nov 9, 2012 - 11:57pm PT
NFR here. Pretending the stories of bad bolts are just to scare us. We got some tunes bumpin. Getting cozy, and now that the wind has died down, it ain't too bad. BK was that you shining the spotlight at us? We thought it might be the police freakin out.
Bmacd, you jealous yet?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:00am PT
Oh Bruce I guess u didn't hear that MM actually reinforced the faulty Chinese bolts by lining the holes with the foil from chewing gum wrappers and overtorquing them. Should be bomber now.

thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 12:09am PT
Anders I know where there are some abandoned beers cans... Pm me for details
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:11am PT
They are alive still. I just tooted them in the car park and they looked down. They are somewhere under the roof I think.

The aid guide is ambiguous regarding the bolts. The text says fatties have been installed, however the picture mentions fatties only on the roof....
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:13am PT
The KidCormier!!!?! 6!!!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:17am PT
OK, so I drove by at about 6:30 and could see a headlamp, probably just under the roof. I flashed my headlamp at them, FWIW. It was +5 and windy, so they'll be doing the dreaded triple spoon stack for sure.
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:22am PT
Don't worry, we're short fixing so we'll be anchored to lots at a time.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:24am PT
Why would you be anchored to spoons? That makes no sense at all.

And tell Luke to stop squashing empties into cracks. Just because Daryl did it...
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:25am PT
luke far-end hauling over a little woof
luke far-end hauling over a little woof
Credit: brownie
setting up the fly
setting up the fly
Credit: brownie
good night squam
good night squam
Credit: brownie

Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:44am PT
Once upon a time there were three little bears who went climbing. There was Luke-bear, Kieran-bear, and Nate-bear, aka Brownie-bear. They set off on a nice morning...

(Everyone should be read a bed-time story, eh?)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:45am PT
You mean Nate bear aka solo climber??
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:48am PT
First they stopped for a safety meeting, to put on their "Friend of the Chief" buttons, and to correct spelling errors. Also to check if Ryan had snuck along. While walking through the enchanted forest...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:50am PT
Anders- you too funny..
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:55am PT
While hiking through the forest, the three bears were assailed by trolls. There was the Bruce-troll, the Greg-troll, the Hamish-troll, and the Jim-troll. "You're going to die" said the cheerful trolls, unaware that this is a childrens' story. "The bolts are going to break, you're going to freeze, you should just wait until they build their idiotic gondola, plus we envy you all your fun". Pretty grumpy bunch, eh? The intrepid trio continued despite the trolls, and soon were at the base of the wall, where they rehydrated, had another safety meeting, and sorted their eleven bags of stuff...
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 01:05am PT
The three scaredy bears are snuggled on a ledge drinking tea and smoking indica. Laughin at the trolls from above
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 01:08am PT
Digging it!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 10, 2012 - 01:16am PT
Then they had to make a big decision. Who was going to lead the first pitch, and would any spoon pitons be needed? Plus would there be cocoa and marshmallows with their bedtime story? Would Squamish SAR be called out because some non-climber saw "a light on the wall"? Disregarding such existential questions, they set off. Big Jim was there, in spirit anyway - don't leave home without him! They hadn't climbed far when the pink fingers of sunset began to caress the horizon, and the street lights began to come on. Our brave heroes needed a roof for the night. Where could they find one?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 10, 2012 - 01:17am PT
While hiking through the forest, the three bears were assailed by trolls. There was the Bruce-troll, the Greg-troll, the Hamish-troll, and the Jim-troll. "You're going to die" said the cheerful trolls, unaware that this is a childrens' story. "The bolts are going to break, you're going to freeze, you should just wait until they build their idiotic gondola, plus we envy you all your fun".

Haha Anders, literary gold right there! Unaware that this is a children's story lol!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 10, 2012 - 01:27am PT
The threesome was also worried about nocturnal attacks from peregrine falcons, and tired from vertical freight-handling, but was relieved that Luke-bear's honed sasquatch sense revealed that none of the creatures were in the vicinity, although it is ideal habitat. Still, you can't short, medium and long fix all night, and besides not everything was broken and needed fixing. The team had some more to eat. Suddenly the light went on, although it was dark. There was a large granite roof overhead, which was just the ticket. Their room might lack walls and a floor, but it had a darn good ceiling! Plus a view that couldn't be beat.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 01:39am PT
First pitch of the adventure was short and brutal Maneuvering from the 2nd last anchor on 'moving to Montana' up under the roof was quite tricky and scary. Involving rotten rock and lots of hooking...

Bmacd, I have two dull bits and they are both at home
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 10, 2012 - 01:44am PT
.. Oh to be youthful and completely care free again


HAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 10, 2012 - 01:55am PT
Our brave heroes had endured many hardships and perils in their Quest. Finally princess Tami arrived, to succour them. "Portaledge portaledge, on the wall", she said, "Who is the fairest of them all?" And no, she added, I'm not Fishing for an answer. If you want witty repartee, talk to the evil stepmother.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 01:56am PT
Oh to be youthful and completely care free again

old and carefree beats hell out of that
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 10, 2012 - 02:23am PT
"Queen" Tami, Anders...........gettit rite fer godsake. :-)
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 10, 2012 - 02:52am PT
Luke u should get Anders to write your Muir tr too.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 03:45am PT
old and carefree beats hell out of that

True say Bruce! But wouldn't it be nice to have your twenty year old body again?? ;)

Luke Bear


Nate Bear




Kieran Bear
perswig

climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 05:54am PT
Hold on, when you say 'succour', do you mean ...

Dale








OK, looked it up - Tami's reputation remains untarnished.


Sorta.



Wicked good fairy tale, MH. Do we get a poisoned apple?
gf

climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 09:23am PT
Postmaster General checking in with you lazy bones-no slacking now-up and at em!
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 09:42am PT
Good morning how was the three man snuggle sack?

Wipe the nocturnal emissions from your backs get your asses up and let's see some action.

The best days start with coffee weed a cig and a shot of AlBerta Springs rye so have some breakfast and someone get on lead.

Mike I only threw the Cup comment in cuz I love ya guys and well quite frankly I find its home being LA offensive as well. The cup should never reside where it doesn't snow. FACT!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:01am PT
I'm worried about these guys. Didn't it snow last night?

DMT
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:03am PT
http://squamishclimbing.com/weather-traffic/squamish-web-cams/

No Dingus it did not,snow,there but it did here.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:17am PT
sweet live feed!!!!

"Kieran Bear", that's a great shot!
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 10:39am PT
Good morning Internet friends the three bears survived the night, despite a minor portaledge malfunction that woke the trio unexpectedly. Going to get climbing after some coffee and breaky on the pitch that sent me home crying to mommy.

Nate had a dream that the heli snuck in and picked the whole ledge off the wall.
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:42am PT
I tried my best to pretend that nothing was wrong and go back to sleep. Safety fifth climbing at it's finest.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:55am PT
Luke,

Any safety tips we don't want to know about in regards to a 3 man spooning on a port-O-ledge ?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:06am PT
Sunrise pics??
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 11:27am PT
We're in the shadows


Nate is blasting Michael jackson.. Is that weird...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:31am PT
Thriller? Or beat it? Eat it??
gf

climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:32am PT
nah, off the wall
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:32am PT
Beat It! Although the speaker just died so we gotta charge.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:33am PT
Hmm.... Svelte, ripped, irresistibly handsome and care free does seem superior. damn it Mike why'd you have pop my bubble?

I wonder how the batteries are holding up? Thats an awfully brisk outflow wind out my window.
And I hope they don't sleep in too long. Winter is coming - like, tomorrow. Anders tale may take a dark little twist. I've never really thought of the Chief as the Eiger but where they are its close enough. The Luke Tosser traverse, Cliff Swallows nest bivouac, The Rather Difficult Crack, Traverse of the Clods..... approaching storm, the whole town and internet community waiting breathlessly as the drama unfolds..... Cow bells in the meadow below

Now If we'd had just a little fore-sight and had given the green light to the cog railway to the summit, there would be a hole blasted in the wall right about there and we could rescue them easy.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 11:34am PT
Kieran is makin breakfast skillets, just drank half a bottle syrup with our coffees, feelin good
gf

climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:38am PT
get the lead out you idjits-bruce is right re winter on its way tomorrow
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:38am PT
Well, since they're listening to it.....


Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:45am PT
Such a cheezy knife fight in that video.... Was he talking about jacking off or what??

edit aww Bruce don't worry, you were never any of those things were you?? ;)
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:00pm PT
The three little fuzzy wuzzy bears awoke from their cozy, cuddly nap - it wasn't time to hibearnate yet. It was yet another bluebird day in Squampton, where the sun always shines, except maybe on planning processes. They checked carefully for p'terodactyls, trolls, sasquatches, Werners, peregrines, and other monsters, after first clearing their heads with some coffee. It turned out that the fairy princess had only been their imaginations. But WHAT imagination! Anyway, they were hooked on the wall, alert to poisoned apples, had put on their magic slippers (but no magic underwear - sorry, Mitt), and were ready to continue with the ride of the Valkyries and other Wagnerian stuff that Bruce-troll had warned them about.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:02pm PT
They have the solar panel and sun so they should do alright.. Tomorrow could be interesting...
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:43pm PT
They are prepared to wait out a squampton winter storm no problem they have all the survival gear.

One portaledge three guys ill assume the fly
Weed
Syrup
Solar panel
iPod n speaker
Coffee
Three man snuggle sack
Beer
Whiskey

I see a lot of headlamp climbing in the future for these brave Canadian hard men.
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Nov 10, 2012 - 01:39pm PT
"i love it when the piton i'm on moves"  -the kid cormier
"i love it when the piton i'm on moves" -the kid cormier
Credit: brownie
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 10, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
U guys finish on bellygood? Nathan is staring at the sunny rocks across the valley, definitely yearning. Don't worry boys, just a few more hrs till the sun!
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Nov 10, 2012 - 02:05pm PT
who was lurking in the lots this morning???
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 10, 2012 - 02:11pm PT
Our intrepid heroes struggled valiantly on, slaying real and not so real demons and monsters in profusion. The rock ran red with the blood of the beasts, or was it the rays of the setting sun? No matter, the incoming Rain of Doom would wash the wall clean. Hopefully though it would not wash the bears away with it - they had kilometres to go before they slept. Or at least some hooks and bashies and stuff. Hopefully the time would not come when they cried to the princess in her tower on Dance "Tamipunzel, Tamipunzel, let down your fair hair!". She might cry out "Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin", fearing that the big bad wolf had escaped from Idaho and was hiding in one of their haulbags. "My, what big footfangs you have" she'd say, before being devoured.

To be continued, perhaps much later ... bedtime stories needn't just be at night.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 02:14pm PT
who slipped anders the blotter?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 02:17pm PT
I dunno. He's doing my job! Thanks anders!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 02:21pm PT
The trolls are loving this feed!! ;)
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 02:21pm PT
Bruce I don't know but someone get him another one for later.

I'm enjoying this tale of three little bears.
snakefoot

climber
cali
Nov 10, 2012 - 02:26pm PT
somebody help them for Gods'sake. can't handle all this suspense..

"your limping ben!" name that movie
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 02:32pm PT
I can't see them in the web cam are they ok? ;)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 02:53pm PT
Ya we need a grand wall web cam!!
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Nov 10, 2012 - 03:07pm PT
Luke is nearing the bolt ladder, once we're past the lip of the roof we should start making some real progress.. Phones are dying and the sun isn't on us yet..

Stay tuned..

Or come on by and give us a holler!
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Nov 10, 2012 - 07:09pm PT
Shut up and climb....
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 10, 2012 - 07:26pm PT
The suspense was almost too much to take. How were the three bears, the eleven little pigs, and princess Tami doing? Were they getting past all the monsters and obstacles? Stay tuned!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 10, 2012 - 07:42pm PT
1/2 hr of daylight left boys!! U guys sleeping in warm beds or having portaledge man salad spoon fed & served cold for dinner again??!

Edit- perhaps the solar phone charger didn't get much of a chance to do its job today & the bears have lost all lines of communication??
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 08:09pm PT
Headlamps deployed? Check

Carry on men once again Canada is glued to the computer waiting wondering is it possible have they done it?

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 09:19pm PT
Just went to check on the boys... Headlamps were on but one of them was heading down, so it looks like it might be a bail...
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:50pm PT
So we decided to push the push to a siege. Turns out it gets dark pretty early this time of year, which makes climbing multiple pitches a day hard. TKC took longer than anticipated for the roof pitch, and got scared of bathooking in the dark. I got frustrated with the slow progress, as I was comparing aiding to free climbing, and Brownie just didn't care.

So we came down. However the high point is fixed, and luckily there aren't usually lineups for this route.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:04pm PT
I thought for those that have done grade V climbs on el cap that using petty siege tactics on a mere grade IV was not acceptable at least that's what this video tells me, I'm sure you've all seen it but seems like there could be a lesson in there:-)
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
So we came down. However the high point is fixed, and luckily there aren't usually lineups for this route.

Lightweights.

Wayno and I are about to head north. It's 8 pm now, so I figure we'll be parking the car below the Chief about midnight. Probably take us a couple of hours to hike to base and jug your lines, so what's that? About 02:00? Somtehing like. And given that you guys probably won't get up until 08:00, and then you'll spend another two hours over breakfast, and at least an hour after that just getting yourselves to the base, we'll have plenty of time.

In fact, I reckon we'll probably be up and over the top by the time you guys get anywhere near your fixed ropes, so everything will probably look just like you left it, and you won't even be able to tell that we aced you.

F*#kin' kids...
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:49pm PT
I predicted the bail from the parking lot at about 13:00.
Did I scare you guys when I hollered up, YER GONNA DIE?

Good effort!
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2012 - 12:21am PT
Perry, you scared the buhjeeezzuss out of us. What a bold line, I got two bolts out the mark of zorros pitch and ran out of juice, the previous pitch was mentally taxing and long. Rope is fixed.. Will continue with updates of our siege effort some time in the new year.

Luke; over and out
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:33am PT
Nice work Luke!
You and your crew bring great energy to the party.
Careful on those fixed lines.

PB
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:54am PT
Crossing the Border soon...

Leave me a bag at the base, I'll need it.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 11, 2012 - 01:00am PT
lol :)
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 11, 2012 - 01:21am PT
Luke, you really need to go up there and sit out a serious storm. After that, you'll be shaving every day. Nothing puts things into perspective better than good old Mother Nature screaming in your face.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 11, 2012 - 02:01am PT
Well, like all good bedtime stories, everybody lived happily ever after.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 11, 2012 - 02:03am PT
But what is the moral of the story Anders??
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 11, 2012 - 02:06am PT
The moral is anthropomorphism is fiction dressed up as humanity...
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 11, 2012 - 02:11am PT
That's heavy Jim.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 11, 2012 - 02:18am PT
If I told you grasshoppers the moral of the story, you might not learn anything.

But it's always good to have someone tell you a bedtime story.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 11, 2012 - 03:34am PT
The moral of the story is that we are all immoral in our own special way. And Immortal. Woot.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Nov 11, 2012 - 10:11am PT
You're so light
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 11, 2012 - 10:47am PT
No one has ever accused Jim of being light.

Except maybe Daryl
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 11, 2012 - 11:31am PT
Except maybe Daryl

But then, from his perspective, almost everyone else was light.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 11, 2012 - 11:33am PT
and the heavier you were, the lighter you got
Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Nov 11, 2012 - 11:37am PT
"your limping ben!" name that movie

Eiger Sanction of course.

Nice thread dudes . . . thanks for the Sativa.
micronut

Trad climber
Nov 11, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
Winter Wall Seige in the great canadian north. Endurance, boldness, suffereing. Its like the Russians on Ak Su. The koreans in Everest. This is better than Big Brother season nine. Keep the feed comin'!
Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Nov 11, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
Good try lads. I'm keen for a go if ye haven't done it by the time I get back...
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2012 - 04:14pm PT
Credit: thekidcormier
Credit: thekidcormier
Our bivy anchor
Our bivy anchor
Credit: thekidcormier
Nate Bear
Nate Bear
Credit: thekidcormier
Yaarrrgg
Yaarrrgg
Credit: thekidcormier
Credit: thekidcormier
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 11, 2012 - 04:15pm PT
Anders you are WEIRD!

Loki ? Bite him.


So..........whutabout this wall goin' on ? Work yesterday and the Cenotaph today and I"m sooooooooooo behind with News Of(f) The Wall !!!

How'bout a Full TR???


:-) Signed........Not A Princess Tami


EDIT : Nate Bear looks like Daryl!!! :-D
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 11, 2012 - 05:12pm PT
I simply can't wait to see the first part of The Hobbit. The first real book that I ever read, and a classic bedtime story. Full of imagination, and better still opening on December 14th. I'm not sure if there will be any princesses in it, but there'll certainly be trolls, dwarves, hobbits, wizards, elves, and other neat stuff. Who wants to do a field trip to see it?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 11, 2012 - 06:04pm PT
I'm gonna wait to see it Anders...... even if it is opening on yer bday :-) .

There will be a kajillion teenies and LGs waitin' in line to see it plus the usual hoard of stoned oddballs in costume. Furry feet & all.

'Sides, when you are already hobbit-proportioned -as I am- I don't wanna be involved in any case of mistaken identity :-D

I reckon to wait till the furor has died down & then maybe throw down some cashola on it.

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 11, 2012 - 06:09pm PT
Wall climbs need good equipment to keep the motivation high:

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Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 11, 2012 - 06:59pm PT
I had no idea that Tami was anti-hobbit.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 11, 2012 - 08:17pm PT
That's heavy Jim.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 11, 2012 - 10:56pm PT
Thank you Ryan, I do like to study the classics.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 12, 2012 - 12:14am PT
Anders I never wrote that I was anti-hobbit. I resemble one of the damn things. That, or, if stupid enough to don Ugh boots, I look like an Ewok.



Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Nov 12, 2012 - 12:25am PT
Sieging is a Squamish tradition. Fix a pitch, pub, two weeks later fixthe next pitch etc.

Luc had his haul bag rigged up like a scarecrow complete with a jacket and pants so that when he left it hanging/fixed at his highpoint it looked like a body. He got told he had to stop that after one too many 911 calls from tourists.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 08:12pm PT
HAHAHA! Nice story Opo.

Does LM still live around here?

Just found out Perry was in the parking lot, cash in hand, betting on us bailing.. No one wagered in our favour..

Betting against us or not its still damn cool that he came out to root us on!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 13, 2012 - 08:25pm PT
I bet with iPhone 5 you could do it, the battery lasts twice as long!
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Nov 14, 2012 - 12:06am PT
LM moved to the Interior to fly gliders and then to cow-town.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 16, 2012 - 09:48pm PT
Here's a pic of the bears on the last night of Zorro's
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
F*#K, we still have a long ways to go!

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 16, 2012 - 10:49pm PT
Lol ya. More fun awaits!
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