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by al pine
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Buy And Sell
Topic: TC Pros 45 (Almost new) and ID eVent bivy sack
Replies: 0
Views: 1074

TC Pros 45 (Almost new) and ID eVent bivy sack

I sized down from these TC Pros after a few climbs to a 44. In excellent shape. $125 Pics here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c0alqe3du7x0m7a/AACuFFPVOVASNEZoesxPfasSa?dl=0 Integral Designs (Canadian-made eh?) Bivy sack is also in almost new condition, has wire brim on hood. Pics on request. $125 I'm i...
by al pine
Fri May 08, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: No more Squamish Mountain Festival
Replies: 9
Views: 4218

Re: No more Squamish Mountain Festival

Thanks for the clarifications Justin, I look forward to seeing how it comes together.

It sounds like you guys will continue to support access groups with the new format which I think I can say all of us truly appreciate.
by al pine
Tue May 05, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: No more Squamish Mountain Festival
Replies: 9
Views: 4218

Re: No more Squamish Mountain Festival

Thanks Justin.... So am I understanding you correctly by you saying: ... As for the new event format, we have not taken anything away from what was already there, we’ve just added a larger educational component to include more skills clinics, first aid and rescue seminars, and other vital mountain k...
by al pine
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: inugural Golden Scrub Brush Awards
Replies: 3
Views: 1979

Peder Ourom

Facebook?...No thanks I nominate Peder for best new crag for his outstanding work on Woodstock that provides a set of several excellent quality, wide ranging (5.8-5.11) moderate sport routes on the new Murrin Loop trail. Even without topos yet on quickdraw pubs (or even some names for the climbs) it...
by al pine
Wed May 08, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New Route by Glenn Woloski - Fog Ducker Spire
Replies: 11
Views: 10208

Re: New Route by Glenn Woloski - Fog Ducker Spire

It does look very nice. Let us know if Glen is still using Barley staples/crap anchors. Photophobia was a great climb, but I won't be doing it again with the sprinkling of staples of it.
by al pine
Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New Routes Cream of White Mice area
Replies: 9
Views: 3006

Re: New Routes Cream of White Mice area

Go whine about staples somewhere else... Well when an engineering test commissioned by Barley himself resulted in a mean failure of 2kN on his staples, I'd certainly like to know what (staple) routes to avoid....even if they are the "new and improved" Barley staples. Don't get me wrong, I appreciat...
by al pine
Sat May 12, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Crag/Trail Work Suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 2898

Re: Crag/Trail Work Suggestions

-The climbers right trail from the top of the Slhanay ("squaw") to the chimney fixed line/downclimb could use some work

-Despite a crew from last year during the trail day climbing festival, more work is needed on the Area 44 access to the base of the climbs.
by al pine
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Right Wing - bolts are back
Replies: 35
Views: 8611

Re: Right Wing - bolts are back

oh for gawds sake... If you felt that strongly about it, you should've just cleaned it yourself. But you didn't. So don't b%$ch. And don't use the belay if you don't like it... princess... 8) +1 ...and more to the point: don't even start to b%$tch until you've cleaned/contributed at least 10% of wh...
by al pine
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Here we go again (Squamish Gondola proposal)
Replies: 156
Views: 49962

Re: Here we go again (Squamish Gondola proposal)

I'm a bit confused Dru...you are advocating less access unless it is logging? Or do you just don't want Squamish to move past its (spiraling down) resource-fueled economic base Less access = more wilderness I mean, in most of BC you have to fight to get there, or pay heli fees but the benefit when y...
by al pine
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Here we go again (Squamish Gondola proposal)
Replies: 156
Views: 49962

Re: Here we go again (Squamish Gondola proposal)

I too am in agreement with BK. Access in BC is anemic compared to Colorado, the Sierras, etc. And better access (to a point) is a good thing for us climbers and tourists (more folk to appreciate what we have got). Actually, IMHO the gondola doesn't go high enough to be of any real use for climbers/s...
by al pine
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Wire Tap
Replies: 111
Views: 55943

Re: Wire Tap

Climbed the new variation (wire crack) this Sat am...very nice, great job guys. I agree a much better finish. I found the last pitch harder then the 10a, but maybe when the face exfoliates more (the crack is clean, but thin kinda like zip or nubile woman) the grade will feel more like 10a. Also this...
by al pine
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Great Drain - rap with one rope?
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Re: Great Drain - rap with one rope?

Yes you can rap with a single 60 m. Bolted Barley special chain/washer anchors (crap, but at least not staples) are on face opposite flake of climb (climbers right). Bring some rap tat in case anchors have been stripped of mine.

You'll want at least 1 if not 2 #4 Camelots for the 3rd pitch.
by al pine
Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Cleaning at Upper Oleson Cr Wall (Wiretap area)
Replies: 11
Views: 3148

Re: Cleaning at Upper Oleson Cr Wall (Wiretap area)

I drooled over this looking at the crack from from slot machine...then went over to Olsen creek but respected the red tat: any idea when you'll open it?
by al pine
Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New Trail and Crag Restoration in Smoke Bluffs
Replies: 14
Views: 3849

Putting up steel railings on "climbers access" trails is productive? its a F%$#$&^ eye sore. The trail was fine and has been for decades. what a waste of time, I hope someone chops it Step off your high horse JM...times are changing as is the smoke bluffs park. Don't grumble on forums with threaten...
by al pine
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: The amazing disappearing-reappearing hangers!
Replies: 6
Views: 1942

Aaron,

Are the re-appearing hangers spray painted black? If so, props to RB putting them back up.