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MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2017 - 04:35pm PT
I prefer warm water, too. And dry rock.


Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Oct 7, 2017 - 07:54am PT


DMT
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2017 - 09:57am PT
The Runner.

Nearby.



I ran away soon after this, but it was a sketchy retreat:




Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 7, 2017 - 09:59am PT

Cool... That's no sea for old men...
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 7, 2017 - 10:17am PT
That's Harry Jerome, Dingus! I saw him run for real when I was in grade school.
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Oct 8, 2017 - 03:28am PT
Siwash rock is on the western edge of Stanley Park in Vancouver. At 12...
Siwash rock is on the western edge of Stanley Park in Vancouver. At 12M it is the lowest listed summit in a series of coast range guidebooks including Dick Culberts' which noted that climbing is illegal, but the notifying sign makes a good handhold.
Credit: internet

Coast Range Climber Dick Culbert died of cancer this past spring and yesterday was his memorial.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2978345/Dick-Culbert-has-passed-away
After a series of genuine and moving tributes from family and friends, under the thoughtful auspices of Triconi, those attending adjourned for snacks and refreshment in the atrium of the UBC Beaty museum, where Dick authored the original "cragrats guide" to buildering in the early 60's.
http://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/

Unlike the climbing meal of instant pudding made into a shake and drunk with ones nose plugged as described by Alice Purdy in her tribute, the snacks were superb and toasts were made. Eventually the subject of how Dick had climbed siwash rock on skis came up and a full moon ascent with accompanying low tide of was broached for that very evening. Full of wake induced courage your correspondent enthusiastically signed on to join family and friends for a low tide full moon ascent which would preclude the usual deep water approach.
Tucked in bed snoring off the libations of Dicks' wake your correspond...
Tucked in bed snoring off the libations of Dicks' wake your correspondent was jarred awake by a call at midnight reminding me of my rash promise. Right! Pants were slipped over boxers and the steed was pedaled over the bridge to the mighty siwash for the
Credit: frostback

Signs are conveniently posted to guide aspirant ascentionists.
Signs are conveniently posted to guide aspirant ascentionists.
Credit: frostback
A jovial crowd gathered at the base taking turns on the TR after the l...
A jovial crowd gathered at the base taking turns on the TR after the lead was accomplised by a relative wearing SKIS on the 5.4 pitch in honour of his dad who did the same some 50 years ago.
Credit: frostback
The mighty siwash resplendent in the moonlight
The mighty siwash resplendent in the moonlight
Credit: frostback
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2017 - 08:31am PT
Dick Culbert well remembered. Thanks for putting that here. The Rock itself looks ghost-like in the last shot.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 8, 2017 - 10:17am PT
Awesome on the cheeky midnight ascent.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Oct 8, 2017 - 10:55am PT


DMT
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Oct 8, 2017 - 11:03am PT
Siwash Rock at sunset:

Credit: Mike Heller Photography
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2017 - 11:25am PT
Beautiful shining colours and an arrow pointing to The Rock.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 10, 2017 - 08:35am PT
I prefer warm water, too. And dry rock.

Gotchya covered, braj! Capriís yer game!
The approach is sano and the apres-send ainít bad neither!

Dov'e gli langusti? <br/>
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&#40;the original Farallones di Capri, not th...
Dov'e gli langusti?

(the original Farallones di Capri, not the cheap
California knockoffs)
Credit: Reilly
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Oct 10, 2017 - 09:30am PT
The original S'i'lix seems like a much better name to me from here on out than Siwash
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Nov 5, 2017 - 06:25pm PT
Riffing off an old smoke bluffs classic your correspondent headed to the vancouver area traverse featured in this thread and zenned in the setting sun.
Digital recording devices absent a Fall Haiku seemed in order

Four Kloochmen

Climbing by the sea
Enjoying simple movement
Living November


Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 5, 2017 - 07:38pm PT
Just a note Greg that "Kloochman" means "woman" in Chinook jargon.
:-)
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2017 - 07:52pm PT
Perfect time, Greg.

We may live to see the park re-named.


frostback

Social climber
great white north
Nov 5, 2017 - 08:43pm PT
Nice shot MH,
Tami, i did not know that, thanks. Does that make me a cross-climbing metrosexual?
The four in the aforementioned title is first in a planned seasonal tribute to a place of soul.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 5, 2017 - 08:59pm PT
Chinook jargon is pretty extinct but is still evident in many place-names around BC .
Cultus Lake - means useless lake
Mt Snass - rain mtn
Skookumchuck Narrows - scary not friendly water
Eenestick meadows - one tree meadows ( but I'm going on memory with that )
Tamanouse (Theatre in Richmond? )has a spiritual meaning too.
Tyee - is a chief

There are loads more. I'm just being lazy and not looking them up.

:-)
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Nov 5, 2017 - 09:00pm PT
Barnacles have always been cool. Like mussels, fast diving clams and the ever abiding starfish, humans have their place in the saltchuck.
Hoser

climber
Vancouver,Rome
Nov 5, 2017 - 09:55pm PT


IF you climb ice on the west coast you may recognize this Brit - always taking the cover shot.

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