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by avit
Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Kids and Beginners Bouldering
Replies: 1
Views: 6649

Re: Kids and Beginners Bouldering

There's lots of good stuff in the Smoke Bluffs for roped climbing... not too sure about bouldering, I don't play that game.

You can message me if you're here on a weekend, I'd be happy to take you out on a tour with our family.
by avit
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Here we go again (Squamish Gondola proposal)
Replies: 156
Views: 50791

Re: Here we go again (Squamish Gondola proposal)

Actually I didn't realize it was moving ahead so quickly... I saw their proposal a few months back and I thought they did a fair job of addressing the major concerns (they tried to cover their bases, based on public outcry against other projects like GaS and the Chief '04). So yeah, good marketing f...
by avit
Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Here we go again (Squamish Gondola proposal)
Replies: 156
Views: 50791

Re: Here we go again (Squamish Gondola proposal)

My guess, except for grumbling from some quarters, it doesn't seem like there's any real strong reason to oppose the idea... Now, mind you it's just an idea at this point. When the plans get more firmed up and we see more specifics about what's being proposed then there might be something more to de...
by avit
Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: 5.10 crack testpieces
Replies: 33
Views: 15000

Re: 5.10 crack testpieces

Anyone climbed Mushroom on the Papoose? It's 5.9, but it's a beautiful pitch of continuous handjamming. As far as testpieces go, this one's a nice stepping stone.
by avit
Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: The Zip is on Private Property
Replies: 3
Views: 2485

Re: The Zip is on Private Property

Please keep us posted, The Zip is a classic, it would be a shame to lose access.

The letter is stamped with "Agenda: YES", does this mean it's on the table for council? What is to be discussed or resolved?
by avit
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: buh bye summah
Replies: 9
Views: 2670

Re: buh bye summah

Snowshoes are for people who can't ski.

Scoff.
by avit
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Stuck gear
Replies: 7
Views: 2194

Re: Stuck gear

Sorry, I misunderstood when you wrote "got snagged"... I thought you meant they got it stuck, now I get it.

I guess I'm still ESL after all...
by avit
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Stuck gear
Replies: 7
Views: 2194

Re: Stuck gear

c-plus wrote:the fixed camalot on apron strings got snagged today by a couple visiting americans. think it was a .75. too bad, i was happy to clip it on my way up :)
Nah, it was mine. My partner stuffed it in there on Sunday. I think the Americans tried to get you to clean it for them and claim the booty...
by avit
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Stuck gear
Replies: 7
Views: 2194

Stuck gear

When we got to Apron Strings on Sunday morning there was a fixed cam deep in the crack with a bootlace-like cord tied off to it. I think it's a yellow camalot as I recall... (Seems big for that spot but I think that's the colour of webbing I saw hanging from the stem inside the crack.) Not much high...
by avit
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Skywalker, 5p, 5.8
Replies: 101
Views: 34398

Re: Skywalker, 5p, 5.8

I finally climbed this on Saturday with Dave "squamish climber" while showing my friends around... That second pitch is worth it: easy but sustained. Yeah, that's what I'd call it, "Sustained-Easy", if that makes any sense. 5.8 seems right. I'd even say 5.7, but there are no real rests at that grade...
by avit
Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Wasp nest next to Viper in the Grand Wall boulders
Replies: 11
Views: 2765

Re: Wasp nest next to Viper in the Grand Wall boulders

Sounds like they are out in force this summer. I got stung too on Saturday, also "uncalled for" as I was walking into the forest at the top of Skywalker.
by avit
Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: loose rocks at top of penny
Replies: 4
Views: 1787

Re: loose rocks at top of penny

Concrete. Problem solved.
by avit
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Gnarly Bail(s) caught on tape
Replies: 19
Views: 4433

Re: Gnarly Bail(s) caught on tape

Maybe thinking of Climb and Punishment?
by avit
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Here we go again (Squamish Gondola proposal)
Replies: 156
Views: 50791

Re: Here we go again (Squamish Gondola proposal)

BK wrote:If this proposal is no good then what ever will be?
Anyone have proposals for what else you'd like to see in that empty lot then?

A Costco? A hotel? Waterslides? More parking?

It's a valuable spot because of the traffic. Eventually something will go in there, keep that in mind.
by avit
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Gnarly Bail(s) caught on tape
Replies: 19
Views: 4433

Re: Gnarly Bail(s) caught on tape

Nice one, glad you didn't deck. Did you get up and finish it? I did a similar move on Fatty Bolger, although it was higher up. It's a bit thin in the middle, last piece was a few metres below my feet. Reached way too high for the next clip, pulled up 2 armloads of slack, and whoosh... Yeah, the bela...