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by tobyfk
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: 2016 Golden Scrub Brush Awards
Replies: 1
Views: 7077

Re: 2016 Golden Scrub Brush Awards

Chris, do you have a list of previous nominations and winners you can post here?
by tobyfk
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New area: "The Substation" near Chek
Replies: 4
Views: 5099

Re: New area: "The Substation" near Chek

Added loctite and re-tightened the nut with a wrench today.

If the nut loosens again, please let me know: I will replace the bolt.
by tobyfk
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New area: "The Substation" near Chek
Replies: 4
Views: 5099

Re: New area: "The Substation" near Chek

Thanks Rob, I'll sort that out ASAP.
by tobyfk
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: annual Stawamus river clean-up
Replies: 0
Views: 6639

annual Stawamus river clean-up

From SAS: Help maintain Squamish goodwill towards climbers by helping us clean up the informal camping area along the Stawamus River prior to the fall rains. Bring sturdy footwear and maybe some work gloves. Meet up at Apron Parking Lot at 10 am on Sunday October 2nd. http://squamishaccess.ca/annual...
by tobyfk
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New area: "The Substation" near Chek
Replies: 4
Views: 5099

Re: New area: "The Substation" near Chek

Hearing of lots of visitors to this cliff, which is great :D Yesterday I saw someone had left a chalk comment about the second bolt on Crosstalk. I was with two very experienced route developers. None of us could identify anything wrong with the bolt. If the person who wrote the comment is reading t...
by tobyfk
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Smoke Bluff parking lot safety
Replies: 0
Views: 6524

Smoke Bluff parking lot safety

A quick heads-up for people using the Smoke Bluffs parking lot. The district have resurfaced the steep bike trail entering the lot from above and removed the gate that previously forced cyclists to slow down. So, if you park at that end of the lot, watch out for bikes.
by tobyfk
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New area: "The Substation" near Chek
Replies: 4
Views: 5099

New area: "The Substation" near Chek

I have been working on this cliff sporadically over the last year or so. I think it is now good to go. The headline items: a two minute approach from parking by the 99; short and steep; grades from 5.10 - 5.13; fixed draws on the two hardest routes; nice open aspect in a clearcut; did I mention the ...
by tobyfk
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New area "Buckingham Green" at Rogues Gallery
Replies: 0
Views: 3424

New area "Buckingham Green" at Rogues Gallery

Again posting for Chris H as he doesn't have a log-in here: Rogues Gallery: Buckingham Green This area is located directly above Fitness World. From Fitness World, follow a new trail to a talus field. The trail is a bit vague through the field but keep to the right edge, heading for the forest. Pick...
by tobyfk
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New route "Pacemaker" at Top Shelf
Replies: 0
Views: 3321

New route "Pacemaker" at Top Shelf

I am posting this for Chris Hecimovic as he doesn't have a log-in here: Top Shelf: Tip-top Shelf Pacemaker 13a 11 bolts This inspiring steep line is located just left of Streaking Skywards and The Drang. Climb a tricky face to a big move left into a somewhat junky corner. The corner improves as you ...
by tobyfk
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New routes above and beyond area
Replies: 22
Views: 21297

Re: New routes above and beyond area

Was just looking at this photo I took from the gondola area a couple of years ago, and decided to add a few annotations. I think this is reasonably accurate for the relative locations of Sunblessed, Split Decision and Everything Under the Sun (though I have not done EUTS) and the various trails. htt...
by tobyfk
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New routes above and beyond area
Replies: 22
Views: 21297

Re: New routes above and beyond area

Steve Swenson and I repeated Split Decision/ Glory Boy yesterday. It is an excellent route which deserves more traffic. I'd agree with "better than Sunblessed". We approached from the Squaw. On the way up we followed the "Chief" signage which takes you to the right-hand side of Above and Beyond. Fro...
by tobyfk
Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Found: jacket at Chek
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Re: Found: jacket at Chek

I have emailed you. Actually that description doesn't match the jacket that I found. Maybe it is the puffy-losing season? - we are all coming to the cliff with lots of extra clothes then discovering it is 25C.
by tobyfk
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Found: jacket at Chek
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Found: jacket at Chek

Abandoned jacket found under Forgotten Wall. Message me through this site with a detailed description if you think it is yours.
by tobyfk
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New perma-dry route(s), Halfway House, Rogues Gallery
Replies: 14
Views: 9681

Re: New perma-dry route(s), Halfway House, Rogues Gallery

Right ... I think I am finally done with this wall. Added one more route. See (5) below. Here's the full list and topo photo again. 1. Meet the New Choss 5.11a 7 bolts Straight up through overlaps, then tricky rightwards traverse into the obvious groove. 2. Same as the Old Choss 5.12b 6 bolts Direct...
by tobyfk
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: ropes course tower proposed at adventure centre parking lot
Replies: 0
Views: 1340

ropes course tower proposed at adventure centre parking lot

Hi, I am looking for opinion on an access issue that has just become public in Squamish. The district is close to signing a lease with a company Kristall Turm to install a "ropes course/ aerial adventure" tower in the adventure centre parking lot. If it goes ahead, approximately half that lot will b...