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by Tricouni
Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Smoke Bluffs got a haircut
Replies: 3
Views: 4301

Re: Smoke Bluffs got a haircut

They are doing all that work for some reason, and I'm not sure it is for our benefit. Housing?
by Tricouni
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: squamish climbing cartoons
Replies: 2
Views: 2855

Re: squamish climbing cartoons

They are by Tami Knight. Some of her cartoons are still in print, including "Climbing Tales of Terror"; PM me if you want her email address. Check out the long article by her in Alpinist 43 on Squamish climbing (sorry, no cartoons, though). Get them while you can. Her cartoons are so good that they ...
by Tricouni
Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New Free Route in North Walls
Replies: 10
Views: 7724

Re: New Free Route in North Walls

That's an astonishing list! Probably never equalled and probably seldom to be repeated. Well done!
by Tricouni
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Here we go again (Squamish Gondola proposal)
Replies: 156
Views: 51498

Re: Here we go again (Squamish Gondola proposal)

Good, informative post, Frank. Thanks!
by Tricouni
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Rock On - climbers urinating at belay stn
Replies: 8
Views: 2982

Re: Rock On - climbers urinating at belay stn

Uh, no, sometimes you just can't hold it...
by Tricouni
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Boomstick Crack with beginner/ child
Replies: 6
Views: 2790

Re: Boomstick Crack with beginner/ child

Once you get off the ground on Boomstick Crack it's pretty easy. Just walk on top of the flake; he can lean into the rock if he feels insecure. Granville Street has the same start, but I think you'd find it more run-out for your second: the first pitch is a long traverse to the right and not much pr...
by Tricouni
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: South Apron Closed: Rock Fall Hazard - until further notice
Replies: 5
Views: 3034

Re: South Apron Closed: Rock Fall Hazard - until further not

This sort of thing is always going to be a problem on the Apron. You can see the outward-sloping joints (fractures) in the photo in the O.P. The big rockfall on Sickle in the 1960s was a result of failure of one of those joints: the block was then unsupported and off it came. The current killer bloc...
by Tricouni
Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Heli evac off north walls
Replies: 25
Views: 6241

Re: Heli evac off north walls

BK, well said, and right on target. Reading this thread, it sounds as if the parties below were thinking "It's all about me! Me!! Me.!!" It wasn't. Sounds as if PB and the rescue team did a great job; they've got my respect. Perhaps those who think it's too dangerous to descend shouldn't be up there...
by Tricouni
Thu May 30, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: structures bolted to sea cliffs
Replies: 8
Views: 2957

Re: structures bolted to sea cliffs

The anchors appear to be below high tide line, which might mean they are not in the park itself.
by Tricouni
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Let's wake up the forum: 2013 climbing goals
Replies: 13
Views: 4336

Re: Let's wake up the forum: 2013 climbing goals

Beckey turns 90 today. Might be time for some of the young turks to do Angel's Crest or Papoose One in honour of his birthday.... (take ice tools?)
by Tricouni
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Stawamus River climbers camp mess
Replies: 27
Views: 11623

Re: Stawamus River climbers camp mess

I think the sort of thing BK and the letter-writer describe should be actively discouraged, otherwise the cops will do it for us. And after-the-fact cleanup is necessary. The garbage won't go away on its own. Perhaps something along the lines of Yosemite's Facelift once or twice a year? I'd be willi...
by Tricouni
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Is Squamish Soft?
Replies: 83
Views: 15967

Re: Is Squamish Soft?

Marc's new book has it at 11d and "Prepare for battle."
by Tricouni
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: anyone fallen off diedre?
Replies: 9
Views: 3634

Re: anyone fallen off diedre?

About 1964 or 1965, I was leading the last pitch of Diedre. I was climbing the slabs maybe 20 right of the corner ( this might now be on White Lightning - I don't know, but theres no pro on those slabs). I got most of the way up, was heading left for the top of the Diedre corner, and it started to r...
by Tricouni
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Camping along the upper Squamish?
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Camping along the upper Squamish?

Pay campground at Ashlu? Gross. Who is running it, forestry?

Didn't know about the spots near High Falls turnoff. Thanks.
Glenn