Classic Squamish Chief Commentary Robin Barley 1978

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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 24, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
Kyle and I were actually lucky enough to meet Robin and have a good chat with him a couple of times before i left for Vegas. He seemed like a good bloke. We saw him one day at Call it a day wall, rap bolting another barley slab.

Canada's most prolific route framer at work


Kyle took an interest in one of his routes there, and decided to give it a go, so he took an interest in us.

Kyle on some 10+ barley route. (Can't remember the name for the life of me)


He told us a little about his work crew, which included dirty harry, and the moderates they were trying to exhume from the moss and dirt.

Barley work crew hard at it.


I dare say he'll get a few nice routes out of it!!

I'm also happy to report he was using proper bolts!!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
Glad he has taken the staples out of his diet...LOL
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 24, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
Apparently i was wrong. ( what's new?). My partner in crime informed me it was tunnel rock, not a barley route, and called verticle sine wave.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 12, 2013 - 12:20am PT
Barley bump!

Check out his new squamish guidebook, destined to be a collectors item.
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Nov 12, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Bump,

Keep em high!

Steve
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 22, 2015 - 01:22pm PT
Classic Character Bump!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 17, 2016 - 10:33am PT
I did it my way...bump
the goat

climber
north central WA
Jul 17, 2016 - 11:33am PT
Thanks for the bump Steve, I enjoyed reading what I missed 8 years ago.

Thom Nephew started Uncle Ben's with S&B finishing it? Guess I missed that one too. I clearly remember Al Givler's comments about his and Mead's exploits on The Black Dike. I believe Mead chronicled it somewhere....
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2017 - 06:33pm PT
Wet Squishy Bump...
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Oct 21, 2017 - 07:31pm PT
Sure enough, Dunbar Lumber had the red-handled scrub brushes just like Robin's book said they would. Except these brushes had yellow handles and brass-colored wire.



edit:

Yes that was confusing, Tami. Even though I had checked the internet map I still had to walk the neighbourhood a while to find the place.

I was also confused by the inability of the search function on SuperTopo to lead me to Splodge, at least the Splodge I was looking for. Then I recalled the loss of B Kay and felt sad.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 21, 2017 - 08:28pm PT
And Dunbar Lumber isn't on Dunbar any more :-)
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Oct 22, 2017 - 08:02am PT
One of the early posts mentions Darryl and others getting roughed up by local hoodlums.
Who in their right mind would take on Darryl? Must have been a big gang!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2017 - 09:08am PT
Loggers don't care about the size of a tree only which way it falls...
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