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by raingod
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Alexis Cracks Wasp Nest
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Alexis Cracks Wasp Nest

There is a small wasps nest forming in the diagonal crack on Alexis. I thought about cleaning it out but the wasps defended themselves somehow.
Ron
by raingod
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: West Van climbing
Replies: 4
Views: 1741

Re: West Van climbing

There are very few "pristine areas" on the North Shore, and I doubt this is one of them. And I agree that the problem is most likely Nimbyism.
Ron
by raingod
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Skywalker, 5p, 5.8
Replies: 101
Views: 32807

Re: Skywalker, 5p, 5.8

I did the route Sat morning, and I enjoyed it. I felt that the grading was close enough. I appreciated the double anchors due to the line up and the people rapping the route. For what the route is the bolting seemed appropriate. The sting in the tail on pitch 3 nearly stung me as I got it all backwa...
by raingod
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Don't Steal Draws
Replies: 9
Views: 2028

Re: Don't Steal Draws

I would think that one of the many novices who frequent the area assumed they were booty. What are obviously project draws to the more experienced may not be to the new. Especially when they are so easily removed. So leave draws on hard routes if you must, but not out of laziness. That being said I ...
by raingod
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Funarama not so fun anymore
Replies: 38
Views: 16531

...... The community didn’t develop these new routes, Robin did, with his time and money..... I agree with much of what you said but while Robin did invest the time and money in these routes, they were developed on a shared community resource and so the community should have some say about standard...
by raingod
Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: CASBC 2010 Annual Report Posted - Gravel Pit for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

slopr wrote: If you think that most people that go up the backside trail in the summer are hikers, you are sadly mistaken. :lol:
and they certainly won't be if they take a gondola.
by raingod
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Missing hanger on Zoe
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

[quote="smallman"].... It would be nice if there was a nut tool with a built in wrench on the market. ...quote]

I find the black diamond nut tool with the beer opener does a good job when used as a wrench.
by raingod
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: What age to start kids climbing?
Replies: 8
Views: 2214

My experience is similar to postals My 2 year old daughter has been out at the crags and in the gym since she was 2 weeks old. I still get a kick out of it when she has her dolls climb the walls in her room. When she asks we get her harness and helmet out and find something for her to climb. When sh...
by raingod
Wed May 26, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Wire Tap
Replies: 111
Views: 49019

I have to disagree with T-Bone, I felt that P3 was easier than P1.
I do agree that P5 felt like 5.8
by raingod
Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Road to Chek
Replies: 22
Views: 5650

J Mace wrote:
Are you suggesting that the money spent by the UBC Varsity outdoors club was money well spent?
you should ask the folks lined up at the base in Summer
or you could ask the members of the VOC who spent the time and money
by raingod
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: City of Squamish Report
Replies: 13
Views: 2721

No, random security guard checks would work just fine. Not a fool proof plan, but it's enough of a deterrent to persuade most would be thieves. They don't work any where else, I don't see why they would work in Squamish. A random guard is no more a deterrent than the idea that a random climber migh...
by raingod
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: City of Squamish Report
Replies: 13
Views: 2721

I drive up from Vancouver on a regular basis. I spend money in Squamish, I dislike parking fees. I could care less if the lot was paved. I don't have a problem with outhouses and portapottys. Don't leave anything in your car, short of having a full time security guard watching from when the first ca...
by raingod
Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Mosquito Area
Replies: 52
Views: 16636

[quote="Brendan....., and squeezing in new routes where there really doesn't need to be any. Having said that, I have said nothing about Jeremy cutting down trees. In fact, cut down all the trees you want - the Chief is littered in them :P[/quote] This reply is a little late but, that mother nature,...
by raingod
Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Free Gripped Subscription
Replies: 28
Views: 6456

..... Okay okay... Let's forget all this stealing of subscriptions BS. Privacy violation is the big concern here. This is the NUMBER ONE issue. Anybody who knows your email address can find out your home address! You want me to prove my point? I just Googled your name, found a page that lists your ...
by raingod
Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: diedre.. beta
Replies: 17
Views: 5027

Its a great climb but it is worth avoiding the lineup. Go early, go late, go mid week. The conga line can make for some really long waits at the belays, even if you are a sow party to begin with.
Ron