Search found 14 matches

by woeisme
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Squamish to st. George
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Re: Squamish to st. George

Where the heck is St George? I'm sure the OP means Prince George.
by woeisme
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Borderline Rappel Beta
Replies: 7
Views: 2421

Re: Borderline Rappel Beta

According to this posting some claim they have rapped the route: http://www.mountainproject.com/v/borderline/106232309
by woeisme
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: new area at Murrin past Quercus
Replies: 27
Views: 13754

Re: new area at Murrin past Quercus

Just a reminder that the seemingly benign and beginner friendly Woodstock area can expose some nasty surprises, especially the newly scrubbed lines on the left end of the cliff. Here's a photo of a chunk of rock that a climber pulled from the S.D.S route. Fortunately it landed on a ledge before bonk...
by woeisme
Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Crag just north of the radio tower in the Bluffs
Replies: 5
Views: 3393

Re: Crag just north of the radio tower in the Bluffs

gotta funnel some of that traffic to lesser crags somehow ...
I doubt Skunk Hollow would be a candidate "thin out the crowd" crag. Not with grading at the 11d/12b level.
by woeisme
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Mank Patrol
Replies: 105
Views: 111503

Re: Mank Patrol

The third bolt on Weak in July on The Crest is missing a hanger and nut. Although the climbing to the next complete bolt is easy there is decking potential if you slip before reaching it.
by woeisme
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New Trad crag "at" Murrin Park, Down amongst the Cedars
Replies: 8
Views: 5427

Re: New Trad crag "at" Murrin Park, Down amongst the Cedars

Had a chance to visit this new crag recently during one of our incredible hot summer evenings. Only got on two climbs with the best being the mixed route "The Day that Never Comes" rated at 5.9. I found it stiff for the grade and might opt for a 10a/b rating, especially in the bolted lower section w...
by woeisme
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: new area at Murrin past Quercus
Replies: 27
Views: 13754

Re: new area at Murrin past Quercus

This is a great crag on a hot summer evening with a level and pleasant base area. We climbed the three left routes and the two right end routes (leaving the 12c for a I climb I will red-point in my dreams). I would grade them (left to right) as: 5.9, 10a (but mostly 5.9), 10b, 10c/d (but only throug...
by woeisme
Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Lost belaying device at top of Apron
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Re: Lost belaying device at top of Apron

I found a Petzyl belay device and black Aliens locking carabiner on Tues evening (June 17). It was at the usual top-out for Banana Peel on Broadway.
by woeisme
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Recommended approach to Star Chek
Replies: 9
Views: 3003

Recommended approach to Star Chek

Marc Bourdon's new Squamish Select is très cool and stokes my climbing ambitions. However, I was troubled by the recommended approach to the popular Star Chek. The suggestion was to hike down to the top of the route and then rappel to the base. Although this may seem the most "efficient" way it's no...
by woeisme
Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Skywalker, 5p, 5.8
Replies: 101
Views: 33643

Re: Skywalker, 5p, 5.8

It took me 9 months to unearth the climb. It certainly was time well spent to bring this beauty to the light of day. The line-ups at the base Sunday morning attest to the thirst for multi-pitch gear routes at the sweet spot 5.8 grade. P1 is nicely varied with the crux seemingly to be getting past t...
by woeisme
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New crag near Shannon Falls (AMO wall)
Replies: 23
Views: 10558

Be aware that this wall, especially the third pitches, can be very wet. On Sun Sep 13 the first pitch routes were dry, the second pitch AWOL traversed across a very wet section, and the third pitch routes were all soaked. However, as luck would have it, we met Jeff Thomson who was cleaning and bolti...
by woeisme
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: canada route??
Replies: 16
Views: 4598

Climbed Europa July 11 and it certainly does not exhibit the typical solid Squamish granite we might be accustomed to. The wide chimney pitches 4 and 5 are somewhat chossy but easy climbing. Depending on your climbing style pitch 2 or pitch 3 may be the crux. However, it was the wild 9 bolt aid ladd...
by woeisme
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Chek Access Road
Replies: 12
Views: 3107

As of Sun July 19 it was 2WDrivable to the small upper parking lot but best with 4WD beyond that to the final parking area. It is 2WD drives with spinning wheels that create the ruts in the stepper sections.
by woeisme
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New moderate multi pitch route at Check canyon, Sacilege
Replies: 10
Views: 5315

A fine multi-pitch addition to Check with even better value than Charlotte's Web. Three totally different pitches with each progressing in grade from 5.8, 5.9, to 10a. The third pitch is a beauty, sustained at 10a through half its length. And the final rappel from the roof of "The Circus" wall is ai...