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sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Dec 25, 2011 - 02:08am PT
Beauty Xmas eve shot MH!

Cheers!

A.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 25, 2011 - 10:21am PT
Nice shots MH! Looks like you went for a wee hike last night. Merry Christmas
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 25, 2011 - 08:15pm PT
No hiking was needed, on a quite rainy day. Simply had to drive to my brother's house in the highlands, and take a few photos. Well, OK - I had to pay attention. There were distractions.
thekidcormier

Trad climber
squamish, b.c.
Dec 25, 2011 - 10:22pm PT
awesome pics anders, and thanks for the reply as to the (rise and) fall of the pardoe hut. Is there anything in the master plan that prohibits another cabin from being erected on the dance platform?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 4, 2012 - 04:45pm PT
I'd have to look at the master plan to see. Whether or not it allows reconstruction of the Pardoe Hut, anything built on Dance Platform gets a fearful pummelling from falling ice and rocks. Also, it may not be something that's used a lot - most parties seem to either scuttle off Bellygood, if they lack time or intestinal fortitude or both, or continue if the stars are aligned.

I'm darn sure that the master plan prohibits gondolas anywhere in the park, though, including to Dance Platform. No waltzing around that one.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jul 17, 2012 - 08:44pm PT
Bump for the original Squamish Gold!

Stewart- Any luck with the Zodiac tale?

Any hut on the Dance Platform does seem ill fated...

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 6, 2012 - 05:40pm PT
Bump for history!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 5, 2012 - 08:51pm PT
Bump
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 15, 2012 - 08:18pm PT
Some sad news which recently came my way. Richard (Dick) Willmott, who made the first ascents of Snake and Clean Corner in 1962, died last summer. He was 82.
http://www.gulfislandsdriftwood.com/obituaries/?cmpRegion=&paper=172&name=Willmott&paperSelect=172&submit=Search+obituaries
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 15, 2012 - 09:10pm PT
Sad news indeed. My condolences to family and friends.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 15, 2012 - 10:23pm PT
In only another 3,866 posts, or something like that, this thread will be closing in on Big Mike's. Maybe some rebranding? A Charles Dickens style strategy?
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Nov 15, 2012 - 10:51pm PT
Wilmott put up the Arch-5.8 and Bloody Mary-5.9 at Pokomoonshine in the Adirondacks just south of Montreal. These are both great lines. Poko is like a little brother of the Chief and shares some of the pioneers.

Imagine what John Turner would have done if unleashed at the Chief during his North American years!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 16, 2012 - 12:04am PT
Anders, you stopped posting here!! That is the only reason I started my thread! I was trying to bump it for awhile but Bmac asked me not to pollute your fine thread so I stopped. Tell us more stories sir!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:52pm PT
So today we (Tricouni and I) had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing a person who participated in the first recorded (but possibly not the first) climb at Squamish. He had some very helpful information and amazing stories. The climb wasn't done when it was thought to have been done, took place over three days, involved a half-bivouac, and was from a base at the Squamish Hotel. Any guesses?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 18, 2012 - 10:04pm PT
I'm probably wrong but North Gulley?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 18, 2012 - 10:33pm PT
Two pieces of string walk into a bar and the bartender looks at them suspiciously. He says "Sorry, boys, we don't serve your kind here." So the pieces of string walk out again.

They're sitting in the gutter outside and feeling really thirsty when one piece of string says "Hey! I've got an idea to get me into the bar."

So he starts twisting and turning, wriggling this way and that, pulling out a few threads here and there. His mate's looking at him and thinks he's gone completely nuts.

Then the piece of string walks back into the bar. The bartender looks at him a little suspiciously again and says "Here, you're not a bit of string, are you?"

The piece of string replies "No, I'm a frayed knot."
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Nov 18, 2012 - 10:58pm PT
Fantastic thread Anders,I love the historical perspective and it's great to find out a little about the people I read about in the guide books. Great work!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:14pm PT
Anders that was a ghastly pun but entirely appropriate. Mostly because it's YOU who wrote it.

I'm leanin' towards Howie Rode on I-Have-No-Clue-Whut-Climb but that's only c'os I know he's as old as dirt, climbed since the time of the dinosaurs, is still quite lucid. The Squamish Hotel part doesn't fit, however..........

Tell me I'm wrong. 'S okay.

Howie is still a fabulous Coast Range climbing pioneer :-)
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:41pm PT
No, the answer isn't Howie Rode. But Howie is indeed a fantastic Coast Mtns pioneer and he's still super-lucid. And a super-pleasant, friendly guy, as well. He still gets out a fair bit in Lynn Headwaters park.

His 1950 ascent of Ratney (with John Dudra) has been called the hardest technical lead in the mountains of SW BC up to that time.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 19, 2012 - 12:23am PT
Not my pun - Simon's. And no, the person we met today wasn't Howie Rode, although he's on the list of people to talk with about background things about the start of technical climbing around here in the 1950s.
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