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by BK
Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Ghostdancing
Replies: 10
Views: 8471

Re: Ghostdancing

coulda sworn that was a Jim and Craig Thompson route. yup, the old "ask permision" routine is still the best and I'm pretty sure Shack could give a fart but guessing what Barley would say is always a spin of the bottle! I just don't fancy busted ankles, even if its stumbling drunk off the curb. Mark...
by BK
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Ghostdancing
Replies: 10
Views: 8471

Re: Ghostdancing

Well, one way of looking at it is, as T notes, the consequences of blowing the starting moves are rather severe, and even an 11c climber should know that 10- slab is insecure for anyone. This fact probably accounts for the profound lack of action required to keep the route in good shape. I climbed i...
by BK
Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New take on an old route at Shannon Falls
Replies: 41
Views: 26957

Re: New take on an old route at Shannon Falls

Is that a skill testing question Marc?
by BK
Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: New Badge Route from Tony McLane et al
Replies: 2
Views: 1704

Re: New Badge Route from Tony McLane et al

I'm sure Kevin must be very proud of Tony. Spectacular effort
by BK
Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New take on an old route at Shannon Falls
Replies: 41
Views: 26957

Re: New take on an old route at Shannon Falls

Squamish still has rusty 1/4 inchers? I thought they went out with the Dodo?
by BK
Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Bolts Smashed - Tunnel Rock
Replies: 9
Views: 5760

Re: Bolts Smashed - Tunnel Rock

I know for fact that Robin has started a local Hells Angels chapter and is currently terrorizing unsuspecting climbers in the smokebluffs with his gang of hooligans on bikes, wearing their trademark Joe Brown helmets. They shook me down for my lunch money and threatened my dog just yesterday. I repo...
by BK
Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Lowering off Chains Some More?
Replies: 12
Views: 5013

Re: Lowering off Chains Some More?

Incidentally Toby, The idea of "holding the rope lightly" is not a bad idea, one that i do along with damn near everyone else. However it should be noted that if the belayer drops you in a dynamic fashion that instantly multiplies body weight by a significant degree ( tripping, rapidly unblocking gr...
by BK
Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Lowering off Chains Some More?
Replies: 12
Views: 5013

Re: Lowering off Chains Some More?

I would like to point out to the moderator the following, as quoted straight off the web page: "Squamish Climbing Forum Everything and anything to do with climbing in Squamish." Unless of course you feel entitled to dictate otherwise. A trick I found useful when distrustful of belayers ( such as my ...
by BK
Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Lowering off Chains Some More?
Replies: 12
Views: 5013

Re: Lowering off Chains Some More?

Testing test 123
by BK
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Lowering off chains
Replies: 28
Views: 11913

Re: Lowering off chains

This thread is starting to get rather hilarious! I'll state right now if i ever catch somebody taking me off belay on an assumption there will be holy hell to pay but hey, I'm old fashioned. However, in the interest of trying desprately to stay on topic, it sounds like these days a belayer cannot be...
by BK
Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Alpine
Topic: Wedge mountain area conditions
Replies: 2
Views: 2398

Re: Wedge mountain area conditions

I saw arecent picture of Wedge N face / arrete / couliors and they look horrible. I'd put money on James Turner being worse, as with Weart. Bad time of year and worse year yet for north faces like that.
by BK
Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Squamish Rampage & Squamish Uprising August 15 Sat
Replies: 7
Views: 3383

Re: Squamish Rampage & Squamish Uprising August 15 Sat

Just curious... did Rampage get a Park use permit?
by BK
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Lowering off chains
Replies: 28
Views: 11913

Re: Lowering off chains

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I need to apply my own judgement and make decisions for myself that if I get wrong I could die?
Sorry, we're not giving away any trade secrets here bub. Although i hear there is a course you can take for that at CWMS!
by BK
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Ghostdancing
Replies: 10
Views: 8471

Re: Ghostdancing

that sums it up perfectly. Good choice for a retro scrub
by BK
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New Delhi Cliff
Replies: 9
Views: 7650

Re: New Delhi Cliff

ooo bad form. Liking your own FB post!