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thekidcormier

Trad climber
squamish, b.c.
Dec 5, 2011 - 10:28am PT
What was the reasoning to the removal of the hut?
was it in bad shape?

luke
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 5, 2011 - 01:18pm PT
IIRC, the Pardoe Hut was badly damaged by falling ice, between the time it was built (1970 or so) and when it was removed in the late 1980s. Maybe some rocks, too - although ice is a kind of rock. With heavy storms and lots of freeze-thaw, there is a lot of ice and snice plating the rock of the upper Chief, which comes plummeting down when it warms up.

Also, the climbers on El Cap were getting envious, because we had a hut on our cliff and they didn't.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 5, 2011 - 01:28pm PT
It was full of holes and rodents when I first saw it and that was around 1979. Not the place you'd wanna sleep at all.

gf

climber
Dec 5, 2011 - 01:38pm PT
I remember bivi'ing there in April 1979 during a 70's high school dream weekend-a jethro tull concert then an ascent of the grand in mixed spring weather. Inexperience of 2 of the 3 in our party (the third was daryl hatten but he sat back and let us do the leading except the last pitch when his patience ran out) kept us to a snails pace; we got to bellygood well after dark and grovelled up to the hut where we wrapped the mouse turd impregnated foamies around our wet shivering bodies and tied them in situ with climbing rope. Both Daryl and I smelled burning hair through the night; the next am Marc fessed up he had been trying to dry out using a candle!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 24, 2011 - 11:43pm PT
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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.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 15, 2012 - 09:23pm PT
2 BIG squamish routes, and a bunch of notable routes back east as well I think.

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?
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