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by ras
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New Crag ``The Courtyard
Replies: 6
Views: 8076

Re: New Crag ``The Courtyard

We climbed a bunch of the routes at Playground and Courtyard yesterday. Playground is short and fun, and Beautifully Breasted is a really nice route, reasonable length with a series of thoughtful sections. I have some feedback on the grades: parental guidance isn't 11d, unless there is some very spe...
by ras
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Cypress new climbs.
Replies: 22
Views: 18868

Re: Cypress new climbs.

I'm having trouble finding the current topos for knucklehead and tombstomb, where are they?
by ras
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: anybody in vancouver area want to throw away old rope?
Replies: 0
Views: 5731

anybody in vancouver area want to throw away old rope?

I've a friend who could use a few hundred feet to wrap some logs to form a protective layer (long story, he can tell you).

If you have some on the way to the garbage (what can you do with rope to old to climb on, anyhow?), drop me an email: vieuxtech@gmail.com. Cheers.
by ras
Wed May 01, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: finding a house/condo to rent for a month?
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Re: finding a house/condo to rent for a month?

Kids are 3 (both of them, they are twins), walking distance to some woods and streams would be nice, I expect to drive a bit, anywhere in squamish is probably fine.
by ras
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: finding a house/condo to rent for a month?
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

finding a house/condo to rent for a month?

I'd like to spend a month, maybe july, aug, or sept, up in squamish with the wife and kids, and was hoping to find a 1 or 2 bedroom place, but the listings online I find are all pretty expensive vacation rental stuff, by the night or week. Any suggestions for where to look to rent a place for a mont...
by ras
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Sullys projects
Replies: 38
Views: 12063

Re: Sullys projects

I am about as close as you can get to a comprehensive expert in North Shore climbing access issues. Feel free to consult me. OK, what's the deal with the Senior's Centre? The routes there are suprisingly good (at least, I was surprised, I expected another Lighthouse Park), and its on public land. I...
by ras
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Cougar Crag?
Replies: 12
Views: 4590

Re: Cougar Crag?

Hey, is the wet weather over? I climbed at Cougar last year at about this time, and had a blast and want to go back, but don't want to get babysitting, and then discover I'm wading at the belay...

Has the river receeded a bit, yet?
by ras
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: North Van / West Van climbs
Replies: 26
Views: 10429

Re: North Van / West Van climbs

timelessbeing wrote:I've been there and it's pretty busy.
I was there on the saturday of the July long weekend - ours was the only party there.
by ras
Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: anybody have 1 or 2 kids climbing harnesses to sell?
Replies: 0
Views: 722

anybody have 1 or 2 kids climbing harnesses to sell?

I'm posting this here in the hopes someone will have them lying in a closet from when their kids were small, and might want to pass the gear on to two aspiring climbers! I'm looking for two (I have twins), like the Apex Rock Apache: http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=8...
by ras
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Climb it - an iphone app - anybody heard of it
Replies: 5
Views: 2575

Re: Climb it - an iphone app - anybody heard of it

Came across this new Iphone App (climbitapp.com) It was released last week. Climb it. Find it. Tick it. - is the tag line. The app just covers Canadian climbing locations. Climbs from the North Shore to Whistler make up a large chunk of the 5300 routes on the app. I just downloaded it and will take...
by ras
Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: AMO Wall new routes and Seal Cove update
Replies: 18
Views: 7657

Re: Seal Cove

Jeff Thomson wrote:... but when I get back we will hopefully have some nice autumn slab weather to enjoy.
I hope so, too, but its hard to keep the hope alive when looking at the weather forcast. :-(
by ras
Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: AMO Wall new routes and Seal Cove update
Replies: 18
Views: 7657

Re: AMO Wall new routes and Seal Cove update

Thanks Ras. You may well be right regarding the grade. I felt it was solid 10, but not hard 10, when I first climbed it. However last time I did it I thought it seemed harder. Maybe some features came off or smoothed over. Did you try any of the other routes? Regarding that lone bolt. There was an ...
by ras
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: AMO Wall new routes and Seal Cove update
Replies: 18
Views: 7657

Re: AMO Wall new routes and Seal Cove update

I am very interested in hearing what people think of the grades on my new routes there. I'm not sure what ".10 =" means for Into the Mystic, but I thought the second pitch was at least 10+, based on not being able to do it... :oops: ! Also, not sure what that one stray bolt up left of the route is ...
by ras
Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New crag near Shannon Falls (AMO wall)
Replies: 23
Views: 11590

...I also put up a number of new Slab routes on that A.M.O wall by Shannon Falls and hope to soon post a topo on Marc Bourdon's Quickdraw publications web-site. It seems Mr. Jeff Thomson may be able to help you out... Thanks, yes, there is a topo at quickdraw publications now. http://www.quickdrawp...
by ras
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New crag near Shannon Falls (AMO wall)
Replies: 23
Views: 11590

Anybody have names and grades for the new routes?

There's a number up off the pitch 3 ledge, and looks like 2 new anchors, with 3 (?) route variations to them to the right of the where pitch 1 starts.

I tried to get to the left-most of the new anchors, but bailed. 11- slab, perhaps?