OK, so here's Ivan, who's been a if not the main organizer of SMF for some years now, not to mention other events around here.
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But before the evening's festivities, Tricouni and I went searching for p'terodactyl eggs, and buried treasure. In 1961, he'd done the first ascent of South South Gully, with Arnold Shives, Tony Ellis, and Frank deBruyn. It was his first FA at Squamish, and the 1967 guide says "This short and easy route is one of the most popular at Squamish". It's in the guidebook - it must be true. It was a good route choice for a hot day, though, as it is oriented anything but south.
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Later Glenn tied in with a bowline on a coil.
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There were some tattered old lines at the various 'steps' in the gully, which apparently are used to approach a few climbs out on the arÍte to the side.
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Somewhere around here we saw a troll, in his natural habitat.
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They're quite shy, and he attempted to retreat to a nearby cave. (The original route climbs a broken area well to the right, then traverses left above what is a rather large chockstone.)
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Some people nearby, apparently on Cerberus, or Kerberus if you like the new old Greek (Anastasia?).
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The treasure hunt succeeds - we found a fixed vertical piton from 1961, at the base of a steep and apparently stout bit. At this point we had to retreat due to lack of time, but will return. Still, we were able to remove some of the old pin, using a rock as a hammer.
Uh... cuz you're a foreigner? Everybody knows Canadians don't invite foreigners to their parties. Even if you'd found out about it, you'd almost certainly have been turned away at the border.
Hmmm. Wait a minute. This morning's climbing was a veritable united nations. So... Oh, I understand. The French and Swedes, and whatever that other guy was probably didn't enter the country through the US.
But it's okay Tom. If you'd like to go to Squamish, I know the password and can get you across the border.