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by aitch
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Spring Cleaning
Replies: 63
Views: 22776

Re: Spring Cleaning

Bruce It's hard to know where to start, you've been such a busy poster. I was not suggesting that you wait until December before removing the bolt. I was merely pointing out that you have another 2 or 3 months of acceptable weather to get it done. The original ascent was made during a dreary w/e in ...
by aitch
Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Spring Cleaning
Replies: 63
Views: 22776

Re: Spring Cleaning

First of all, let me start by congratulating "Another Matt" for his excellent comments on Jul 23. Bruce: You appear to be asking me my opinion of 'run-out' situations. Run-out is a comparatively recent term. Perhaps someone [Anders?] can tell us when and where it originated. In my experience/opinion...
by aitch
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Spring Cleaning
Replies: 63
Views: 22776

Re: Spring Cleaning

Hi Bruce, I hope that you have had a good summer. It's now almost two months since Glenn and I asked you to remove the new bolt on YPLS. The amazing weather in August should have been hot enough to dry up the bizarre mud flow which was apparently preventing you from doing this earlier. Please confir...
by aitch
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Spring Cleaning
Replies: 63
Views: 22776

Re: Spring Cleaning

Wow! Good for Dick. I hope you enjoy your climb in Aug. You can get the beta from Dick. Let me know how it goes. I am sorta/kinda/maybe considering a 50th anniversary ascent of Europa/Crap Crags with Jeff M next year....... We'll see.
H.
by aitch
Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Spring Cleaning
Replies: 63
Views: 22776

Re: Spring Cleaning

Hey Nails
I just heard a rumour that "an old dude with big boots" did Skywalker on Sat. Any comment?
H.
by aitch
Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Spring Cleaning
Replies: 63
Views: 22776

Re: Spring Cleaning

Bruce
Thanks for your prompt and positive response.
What is the explanation for the 'streak of mud' which you refer to?

Glenn
Great writing back in 1967.

J Mace
"Tree for a bolt seems fair to me". Is that a riddle?
Cheers, HM.
by aitch
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Spring Cleaning
Replies: 63
Views: 22776

Re: Spring Cleaning

Hey Bruce There's good news and bad news. The good news is that I really appreciate that you removed all those scraggly 'trees' growing out of the left side of the pinnacle. They were not there in 1965, and look terrible in the photo. They must have been awkward to climb around in recent years, and ...
by aitch
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Beware the Trundler - Kevin Mclane's column in Gripped
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Here are some quotes which express my pov better than I can: "New school calls their lawyers, and cries 'mommy'. Old school dude will just come over and kick your a$%." Werner Braun, Head of YOSAR. He was probably thinking of Jim Bridwell. So here's a couple of quotes from Jim: "If you're not new ro...
by aitch
Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Genesis Wall - Murrin Park
Replies: 69
Views: 24442

hey drew point taken. astroman is an example of a valley climb which was re-named! however, remember that: "one swallow doth not a summer make." E. Presley, 'Heartbreak Hotel'. i might be persuaded to agree that rock climbs which have boring geographic names such as 'the east face of this', or 'the ...
by aitch
Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Genesis Wall - Murrin Park
Replies: 69
Views: 24442

hello drew way off thread again. sorry, but i have to disagree with you on this idea that the FFA party has some right to re-name a route. while it may have occured on occasion at squamish in the past, i do not see it as an accepted practice here or elsewhere. FYI the names papoose one and two were ...
by aitch
Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Genesis Wall - Murrin Park
Replies: 69
Views: 24442

hi pinner i think that you have me confused with dick. in the early 60s dick was an amazing 8 feet tall, and weighed at least 450 pounds. this was pre-metric of course. he was the GIANT of the coast range. i hear that today he has returned to a more normal physical stature, but his reputation is as ...
by aitch
Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Genesis Wall - Murrin Park
Replies: 69
Views: 24442

hey jeremy
disappointed to read that the bolt was chopped so fast. i hope that the person who did the chopping has the 'chops' to contact you, to enable some useful discussion. as you say, bolt wars do noone any good.
cheers, hamish.