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RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jul 5, 2012 - 07:57pm PT
Thanks Jim, generally when I head south I just hit the 5 & hang a left @ shasta. Haven't really got to see the Oregon coastline, cheers. Definitely one of the best threads on this site. Did I hear MH2 say that shots from climbing near rivers or lakes would be acceptable?? Or only from briny water?
crunch

Social climber
CO
Jul 5, 2012 - 08:01pm PT
The Cloud Capp'd Towers....




Edit: Here's a different pic (the one I placed yesterday I already posted here, upthread, a couple years ago, whooooopppssss......)

Nick Buckley toproping a prospective new line, Tilly Whim Caves, Swanage.
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2012 - 01:56am PT
RyanD,

Here is what I said when the question first came up:

As long as there is potentially shining water under the cliff I don't think it matters whether the water is sea or not.
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2012 - 02:07am PT
We've been visited by

dolphins




grey whale




and orcas




Still waiting for a great white.

Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 6, 2012 - 02:12am PT
Were those photos taken from Lighthouse Park, or nearby?
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2012 - 11:22am PT
From a keyboard. In Eagle Harbour.
Bread

Trad climber
Craggy Mountains, NC
Jul 6, 2012 - 12:25pm PT


karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jul 9, 2012 - 12:40am PT
mini traxin near Salt Point, Ca
mini traxin near Salt Point, Ca
Credit: karodrinker
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jul 21, 2012 - 02:32am PT
Seal Cove
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 21, 2012 - 07:11am PT
Outrageous, karodrinker, and nice green seas of home, Mike.

Here is a report from a far place:

...pictures of the beautiful island of Skye...And the rain and the mist and the mountains and the cliffs and the ocean and the green, green hills..

Left on Friday night for 3 days on Skye, with a weather forecast of "showerlets on the breeze followed by shafts of sunlight..." Of course, you are no longer sped "on a bonnie boat like a bird on the wing, over the sea to Skye"" but cross on the new utilitarian bridge, unlike my last visit 30 years ago. Three JMCS parties set out for Sron na Ciche on Saturday and had the entire face almost to ourselves; John Porter and I climbed West Cioch and the Nose where lunch time rain stopping us going on to the Crack of Double Doom as planned(I shall return). John added to the Mountain ambiance with his indescribable grunts and groans that would surely have worried the sheep, and he even looked a little concerned when our rope stuck on abseil and I had to climb back up and move the anchor. Back to the hut for fine food, beer and chat after a wonderful day on the hill. (Of note here was Dee's wonderful home grown gooseberries and strawberries and Jeremy's outstanding baking).

On Sunday we climbed some good short, clean sea cliffs at Neist and on Sunday headed North to Flodigary. These fine sea cliffs live up to the lilt in their name and are a delight to climb on, though I did pause at my first ever abseil off "turf stakes". Mark Morin and I climbed the spectacular Spantastic (get it while you can, it creaks) and the excellent crack beside it to the sounds of sea birds, rushing waves and swirling water.

A fabulous weekend with a great group tainted only slightly by just missing dinner at Morrisons in Fort William, closes at 700pm (apparently Simon and Mark do this consistently) and visiting a Chinese fish and chip shop that didn't sell Chinese food - only in the Highlands.
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Jul 21, 2012 - 09:02am PT
latitude 0





JimT

climber
Munich
Jul 21, 2012 - 10:22am PT
Crunch:- Bit optomistic trying to claim that as a new route! Those cracks where climbed as aid routes and then freed even before I started climbing at Swanage in 1967.
crunch

Social climber
CO
Jul 21, 2012 - 11:35am PT
Crunch:- Bit optomistic trying to claim that as a new route! Those cracks where climbed as aid routes and then freed even before I started climbing at Swanage in 1967.

Well, I did write "prospecting" for new routes; sorry if it sounded like I was trying to claim anything more than that. That day, we were just toproping, didn't know what had been done around that area. It was sort of closed at the time, due to rockfall nearby. I think maybe the guy belaying in the photo (whose name I've forgotten) came back later and led the thing. A nice photo, anyway.

Care to share more of the earlier history?

Here's some pics of another route, Dogwatch. It had been climbed on aid. We were trying for a first free ascent:

Dogwatch, Nick Buckley, circa 1980
Dogwatch, Nick Buckley, circa 1980
Credit: crunch


Dogwatch, Nick Buckley, circa 1980
Dogwatch, Nick Buckley, circa 1980
Credit: crunch

Dogwatch, Nick Buckley, circa 1980
Dogwatch, Nick Buckley, circa 1980
Credit: crunch

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Aug 25, 2012 - 02:07am PT
Had some relaxing and Bocce Ball games at Whytecliff Park today. The ocean is at hand there and the best part:

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 7, 2012 - 01:01am PT
Bump for the sea


Anvil Island
Anvil Island
Credit: RyanD

Cool clouds wrapped around Anvil island today.

gf

climber
Nov 7, 2012 - 02:28am PT
Nothing like a day by the ocean
Nothing like a day by the ocean
Credit: gf
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 7, 2012 - 03:24am PT
View from the Black Dyke







Kieran on Lost Horizons 10b at Seal Cove
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 13, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
Chilly litle bumps...
MH2

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2013 - 09:58pm PT

bumpy chiller


gf

climber
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:49pm PT
Nice one andy -was that the detritus from last nights bouillabaisse?
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