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by Uncle Rico
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Found: TC Pros at Disaster Response
Replies: 1
Views: 3154

Re: Found: TC Pros at Disaster Response

I think those are mine! Thanks for posting. Please call me at 778 773 2399 so I can ID them. - Rich Wheater
by Uncle Rico
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Box Canyon, Coquihalla Highway
Replies: 4
Views: 9128

Box Canyon, Coquihalla Highway

Climbers planning to visit Box Canyon, at the south end of the Coquihalla Highway 30 km north of Hope, are advised that a major highway infrastructure improvement project is underway to expand and upgrade the chain-up / chain-off pullouts at the entrance to Box Canyon. Current construction has rende...
by Uncle Rico
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Cypress new climbs.
Replies: 22
Views: 18208

Re: Cypress new climbs.

I had the same experience climbing Undertaker a few weeks ago. I was quite surprised to pull around the roof and stand up on the large juggy flake when the entire flake shifted several inches underfoot. I thought I was going to pull out completely with me standing on it. Presumably this is the sort ...
by Uncle Rico
Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Quarry Rock North Vancouver - Closure
Replies: 7
Views: 5345

Re: Quarry Rock North Vancouver - Closure

John, Glad you've enjoyed those routes. Bouldering in that area leaves a lot to be desired, but it's there.. The top of Tower of Power often requires a clean up since hikers like to lob garbage off the viewpoint directly above the climbs. This doesn't affect the climbs, just the top where you leave ...
by Uncle Rico
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Quarry Rock North Vancouver - Closure
Replies: 7
Views: 5345

Re: Quarry Rock North Vancouver - Closure

The issue at Quarry Rock is ongoing, despite efforts to communicate with the landowner. Here is the background: Approximately 30 new climbs were established along the base of Quarry Rock (below the viewpoint) between 2012-2014. The developers of these routes, myself included, routinely hiked down th...
by Uncle Rico
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Vancouver to Hope
Topic: Dry tooling at Sully's Hangout
Replies: 1
Views: 4624

Dry tooling at Sully's Hangout

Climbed at Sully's Hangout (North Van) this morning, and one of the more popular warm up climbs has been quite badly scratched up by someone dry-tooling there recently. I feel that dry tooling at popular, well-traveled crags is far too destructive. It takes a lot of time, energy, and money to develo...
by Uncle Rico
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Dry-tooling at popular crags
Replies: 4
Views: 2724

Dry-tooling at popular crags

Climbed at Sully's Hangout (North Van) this morning, and one of the more popular warm up climbs has been quite badly scratched up by someone dry-tooling there recently. I hope others share my opinion that dry tooling at popular crags isn't a very good idea. It takes a lot of time, energy, and money ...
by Uncle Rico
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Vancouver to Hope
Topic: Climbing up the indian arm?
Replies: 2
Views: 5437

Re: Indian Arm

Andrew, There is a wall on the west side of Indian Arm known as Jellyfish Rock that may have a couple TR anchors but that's about it. I understand it's accessible only by boat. There is a photograph on the wall in The Raven pub (Deep Cove) that might be it, but it isn't labelled as such. Other than ...
by Uncle Rico
Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Vancouver to Hope
Topic: Capilano Classic
Replies: 4
Views: 12027

Re: Capilano Classic

J Mace... Glad to see more people have visited the Classic. In so many ways it is a very cool route in a unique position (for Vancouver). The river approach described in Kevin's old guide isn't always possible and the original first pitch is terribly overgrown with rusty hardware - not worth the eff...
by Uncle Rico
Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Buy And Sell
Topic: Cams and various bits of gear for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 917

Cams and various bits of gear for sale

Clearing out my gear closet, and Im open to reasonable offers on this stuff. Cheap! Metolius 2, 3, 4 TCU Metolius 2, 3, 5, 6 Fat Cams BD Camalots .5 (2), .75, 1, 2 (2), 3 Wild Country Flexi-Friend .5, 1, 2.5, Wild Country Rigid Friend 3, 3.5 (2) Wild Country Off-set Friend 2.5 various sized Petzl re...
by Uncle Rico
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: route to the right of garfield at comic rocks
Replies: 3
Views: 4216

Re: route to the right of garfield at comic rocks

The mysterious bolted line right of Garfield is scruffy (go figure) now and quite hard even for 10d. It also requires gear in a dirty crack to get to the top of the wall (bolt station). I have also seen recently an interesting, long haired guy frequenting Comic Rocks with a chainsaw 'working' on cle...
by Uncle Rico
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Squamish and Surrounding Area
Topic: Cypress Falls
Replies: 3
Views: 14095

Re: Cypress Falls

You can take the bus to Cypress Falls Park really easily. Its West Vancouver bus '253 Caulfield' and you can just google the route. From where the bus drops you off you can easily walk to all three cliffs in Cypress Creek but the closest one for sure is the Cougar Cliff, which would be a ten minute ...
by Uncle Rico
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Vancouver to Hope
Topic: Copper Cove mystery climbs
Replies: 5
Views: 13896

Re: Copper Cove mystery climbs

After spending several days climbing at Copper Cove recently, and also speaking with Robin B directly, I've learned that the farthest wall (topo in McLane's 99 Squamish guide) is actually called Supratidal Zawn . The other large cliff, the first one you reach when approaching the area, is Tidal Zawn...
by Uncle Rico
Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New Area - Porteau
Replies: 17
Views: 14783

Re: New Area - Porteau

Way to go Sandbag, great effort there! We are going to climb there this evening actually after 3pm... I will try to take some photos - Rich
by Uncle Rico
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Sullys projects
Replies: 38
Views: 11237

Re: Sullys projects

Julian,

I believe that line still needs one more bolt at the top, and as far as I know (anyone, anyone?) has still not been climbed. However if you climb it 'as is', please do tell. It is an open project, grade unknown, likely in the 12+ range.

Rich