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by sibylle
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Stories of Squamish Climbers in Yosemite
Replies: 15
Views: 9116

Re: Stories of Squamish Climbers in Yosemite

Hey Dru -- thanks for noticing! At least he got my first name right!
by sibylle
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Stories of Squamish Climbers in Yosemite
Replies: 15
Views: 9116

Re: Stories of Squamish Climbers in Yosemite

Thanks for your note. Since Right Wing, the indefatigable Andy C. has dragged me up the Grand Wall, which was more strenuous than Right Wing. In fact, Right Wing was a warm-up for Grand Wall. But I slightly disagree with Russ Clune's evaluation of the Grand Wall - that if you can climb this, then yo...
by sibylle
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Stories of Squamish Climbers in Yosemite
Replies: 15
Views: 9116

Re: Stories of Squamish Climbers in Yosemite

Hmmm -- what about Valley climbers at Squamish ( that would sort of include HevyDuty, wouldn't it?) I descended from Middle numerous times in the 90s, and that descent got a lot worse after a huge rock fall around 2001 or 2002; a VW size block crashed right down the descent route. It's not so bad if...
by sibylle
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Favourite pitch in Squamish - any grade - any style
Replies: 32
Views: 14828

Re: Favourite pitch in Squamish - any grade - any style

Crack: P2 of Sunblessed
Layback: P3 of Great Game
Corner, stem: P3 of Rock On
Chimney: Last pitch Angel's Crest
Sport: Token Brits Direct
by sibylle
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Slhany (sic?) - right wing
Replies: 16
Views: 5423

Re: Slhany (sic?) - right wing

Andy and I climbed it this August; and I thought the Filibuster pitch was brutal, even done in two pieces. I doubt I would have gone up on the route without the middle belay --- getting old and feeble, I guess!
by sibylle
Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Squamish's stiffest routes...
Replies: 40
Views: 25941

Re: Squamish's stiffest routes...

How about the 5.7 pitch on Merci Me? I comfortably led Banana Peel, the Snake, and various slab climbs in Tuolumne, and did not lead Merci Me.

also
Token Brits Direct with Scrubber and getting pretty worked
-- I agree,struggled on the end there.
by sibylle
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Millenium Falcon TR - some great shots
Replies: 4
Views: 2553

Re: Millenium Falcon TR - some great shots

Thanks for your kind reference to my post. Andy Cairns took the photo of me on pitch 2 ( and most of the photos on our climbs), so should get credit for his stellar photography! MF was my favorite route on this trip. I talked it up so much, that now my son ( in college in Portland) wants to go climb...
by sibylle
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Nice TR of Europa
Replies: 10
Views: 3316

Re: Nice TR of Europa

Kris, I loved Millenium Falcon. I thought pitch 2 was stellar - my favorite on the route. Everything was clean up to the end of pitch 5. The traverse across trichome ledge was partly in the forest, so I'd guess someone could knock stuff down from there. Pitch 8, which ended in the tree, had a lot of...
by sibylle
Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Nice TR of Europa
Replies: 10
Views: 3316

Re: Nice TR of Europa

When we climbed Millenium Falcon yesterday, we encountered a group of three climbers at the base— one (sort of) up one pitch, a second following, and the third at the base. When I expressed surprise that they were climbing M.F. as a group of three, he told me "NO, we're climbing Europa." They said t...
by sibylle
Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Nice TR of Europa
Replies: 10
Views: 3316

Re: Nice TR of Europa

Thanks for your comments on my blog post. I climbed the route with Andy Cairns, who lives in N. Vancouver and has climbed the route numerous times —and recommended it. While it is old-school, with trees, bushes, chimneys, and long corners, I did not notice any loose rock on the main pitches. The onl...
by sibylle
Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Ride offered from Squamish to Colorado
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Ride offered from Squamish to Colorado

It's a long way to go and I get a sore neck with all that driving -- anyone want to head south? Leaving Squamish about Aug. 26 - 30 (earlier if wet) and heading to Portland, Smith rocks, City of Rocks, then home, which is Silverthorne, Colorado
by sibylle
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Ride Share
Topic: Ride to Colorado or SLC or City of rocks
Replies: 0
Views: 1264

Ride to Colorado or SLC or City of rocks

I'm driving to Colorado sometime in August and can take a rider to Colorado, or City of Rocks. Would like to stop and climb at Smith Rocks for a day, if the weather is right.
by sibylle
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Find A Partner
Topic: Partners August 6th until Canada gives me the boot
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

Squamish

Hi, I expect to arrive the end of this week and will stay until the end of the month. I'd love to climb; have been in Squamish before. I used to lead easy 10s, but had hand surgery a while ago and am a little out of shape right now. Before various injuries, i had onsighted a few 11s - on gear routes...