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by geoffgeorges
Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Climb and Punishment
Replies: 7
Views: 8238

Re: Climb and Punishment

not easier, less of a hold at crux move. good green alien right at top of missing hold.
by geoffgeorges
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: recently new route on south part of apron
Replies: 3
Views: 3626

Re: recently new route on south part of apron

We did it from the base after the cleaning and those first 3 pitches are great, much better then approaching from the Diedre area. The only other pitch that was memerable was the Elephant steps.
by geoffgeorges
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Jingus the Cat - Rescrubbed and Dug-Out
Replies: 5
Views: 3613

Re: Jingus the Cat - Rescrubbed and Dug-Out

Thank you Mark. It is a good line. The rope was laying in the dirt- looked better then some ropes I climb with. I set it on a rock. I was wondering if the anchor was set up for the 5.12, seems convoluted to traverse over left, why not go up corner a bit further?
by geoffgeorges
Sun May 15, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Eric Weinstein
Replies: 1
Views: 2981

Eric Weinstein

maybe already here somewhere but in case you have some rainy day reading time:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/threa ... 6711&tn=80
by geoffgeorges
Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Ghostdancing
Replies: 10
Views: 8020

Ghostdancing

Has anyone climbed Ghostdancing? It looks good but little travelled.
by geoffgeorges
Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Bolts Smashed - Tunnel Rock
Replies: 9
Views: 5689

Re: Bolts Smashed - Tunnel Rock

another source of info:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4795

I have not been there for 2 years, weird times, we will see how this evolves, or devolves.
by geoffgeorges
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Best way to rap the North Walls with two 60m?
Replies: 1
Views: 6078

Re: Best way to rap the North Walls with two 60m?

yes, double rope raps for upper pitches of Parallel Passages to Astro ledge. 2 60m ok. single rope raps work for 4 lower pitches. Hideous rope pull in steep woods below that. I wondered if a double rope rap off bottom of 1st pitch would work instead of fixed ropes. Anyone know?
by geoffgeorges
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Hanging Gardens at the Papoose
Replies: 25
Views: 23122

Re: Hanging Gardens at the Papoose

We climbed this last weekend. Nice new/old route. Missing nut on bolt at top of 2nd pitch. Hanger hanging on end of chain. We backed up the 1st rap with cam, then I rapped off the one bolt. 1st pitch, wet on fingertip traverse, pass bolt move maybe 10b/c. agree that slinging tree is good after cam o...
by geoffgeorges
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Liquid Gold
Replies: 10
Views: 5834

Re: Liquid Gold

Does anyone know when this got a FFA and by who? And who cleaned it, and when? I know about Krimo Gold and it's 1st pitch anchor appeared in 2011 or 2012. My understanding is that the original LG start was right of the current start going up left trending finger crack with anchor in the moss above i...
by geoffgeorges
Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: South Apron reopen July 5th
Replies: 8
Views: 5956

Re: South Apron reopen July 5th

I am no expert, but have climbed OTR regularly for 12 years and have always noticed that area being loose and wet underneath the very spot blown out. In another picture there is a block perched on the back of the small tree, which makes me think that something came down from above, maybe the tree le...
by geoffgeorges
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Chebacca's 5.10b 3p at Shannon Falls
Replies: 19
Views: 12587

Re: Chebacca's 5.10b 3p at Shannon Falls

Hard to believe this was not done before, has a classic feel and easy to get to. Nice job. I too was contemplating the move from arete foot hold to bolt. I also noticed the slot below my foot and placed green alien, added long sling to cam on the far right, switched to right foot, stepped up into co...
by geoffgeorges
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Alpine
Topic: Escape Velocity, 5.9, Mt. Habrich
Replies: 16
Views: 13823

Re: Escape Velocity, 5.9, Mt. Habrich

We were up 0n the Bulletheads and contemplating the gondola ride. Checked the cost- $36 RT, and $10 for downhill only. Trails developed too. Have you tried this yet? Could one hike from the Chief, and then get on those Habrich trails? I would like to explore Habrich, but that closed road, and Gondol...
by geoffgeorges
Fri May 30, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Slab Alley Restoration Project
Replies: 85
Views: 36085

Re: Slab Alley Restoration Project

Hi Anders, just a note of appreciation for all your hard work. I do some of this work myself here in Wa. around Index, Leavenworth and North Bend, and know how hard it is. I don't think many climbers know what goes into this cleaning in the NW anyway. The moss, ferns, salal, brambles, sod, trees, ro...
by geoffgeorges
Thu May 29, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New Crag at Tunnel Rock - Smoke Bluffs
Replies: 7
Views: 7443

Re: New Crag at Tunnel Rock - Smoke Bluffs

Any news on routes without anchors?
by geoffgeorges
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Simpson - Strong Tie Bolts - Warning
Replies: 12
Views: 8842

Re: Simpson - Strong Tie Bolts - Warning

Always glad to see these discussions about anchors. I have only been making new routes for a couple of years, but have been replacing rap anchors for like 10 years, as well as doing construction for 30 years. The rating specs tend to be confusing. In the construction industry they have the "safe wor...