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by Optimally-Primed
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: loose rock on skywalker
Replies: 3
Views: 5193

Re: loose rock on skywalker

Is the loose rock still there?

I would take care of it myself but I won't be back this summer. I became a dad last week and I have my hands full with a little one that inherited my attitude ;)

If anyone is up for removing the loose rock, I would be thankful.

Jeremy
by Optimally-Primed
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Alpine
Topic: Escape Velocity, 5.9, Mt. Habrich
Replies: 16
Views: 18640

Re: Escape Velocity, 5.9, Mt. Habrich

Last week, some friends and I improved the final bit of the trail to the col (base of the route). The trail is in good shape now. Plenty of parties out on the climb (4 on a weekday).

Doug, access is via the gondola. The gondola owners improved the Shannon Creek FSR approach trail.
by Optimally-Primed
Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Alpine
Topic: Escape Velocity, 5.9, Mt. Habrich
Replies: 16
Views: 18640

Re: Escape Velocity, 5.9, Mt. Habrich

Let's hear from people who actually climbed Escape Velocity. What did you think of the route?
by Optimally-Primed
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Alpine
Topic: Escape Velocity, 5.9, Mt. Habrich
Replies: 16
Views: 18640

Re: Escape Velocity, 5.9, Mt. Habrich

Access Update. (Just back from the Peg) The best access from the gondola is via Shannon Creek and the steep slog directly to the base. It takes about 2 hours. The trail up Shannon Creek has been brushed out and is downright pleasant to walk. The steep trail up is improving. Yesterday, Matt Parker an...
by Optimally-Primed
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New Crag - From the top of the Gondola
Replies: 2
Views: 4982

Re: New Crag - From the top of the Gondola

This has also been known as "Wrinkle Rock." Looks like fun
by Optimally-Primed
Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Ultraviolet Cliff, Gondola Top Station
Replies: 6
Views: 7909

Re: Ultraviolet Cliff, Gondola Top Station

The road was 2WD earlier in the summer. With heavy usage, it deteriorated to 4WD conditions by mid-August.
by Optimally-Primed
Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Kids Zone: Call to Diggers
Replies: 15
Views: 9041

Kids Zone: Call to Diggers

Last year, I began developing a small, child friendly crag called "Kids Zone" at the far right side of Neat and Cool (wrapping around to the south face). My career took priority over finishing it. This is a call to anyone out there who wants to invest a small amount of time and effort to create what...
by Optimally-Primed
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Alpine
Topic: Slesse - Glacier Conditions
Replies: 15
Views: 11290

Re: Slesse - Glacier Conditions

I snapped this iphone image of Slesse and the ByPass Glacier from 30,000' en route to Winnipeg. Looks like excellent conditions to me. All systems go for a September ascent. What a striking line!

Image
by Optimally-Primed
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Ultraviolet Cliff, Gondola Top Station
Replies: 6
Views: 7909

Ultraviolet Cliff, Gondola Top Station

Ultraviolet Cliff (formerly "White Rock") hosts 16 routes ranging from 5.9 to 5.real-hard. The crag is a stroller-friendly 200m walk east of the gondola top-out along the road. Selling points: - Short approach once the gondola is in - A true south face to gather up sun rays - Steepness: all climbs ...
by Optimally-Primed
Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Alpine
Topic: Escape Velocity, 5.9, Mt. Habrich
Replies: 16
Views: 18640

Escape Velocity, 5.9, Mt. Habrich

Escape Velocity , 5.9, 7p on the NW Face of Mt. Habrich Download Topo (grades unconfirmed) The route climbs 7 pitches directly to the summit of Habrich. Aesthetic, positive climbing on good quality stone. While the route does involve a little easy walking up heather slopes, no bush is involved in t...
by Optimally-Primed
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: BCAS‬ reports a climber has fallen from the Chief
Replies: 17
Views: 6703

Re: BCAS‬ reports a climber has fallen from the Chief

Super sad... Just to toss out another tidbit that may be relevant. The top of the Upper Black Dyke is directly above the area where she apparently landed. Descending from the first summit, it's really easy to wander over there if you miss a left turn. That said, basic care (even for hikers) keeps th...
by Optimally-Primed
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Sunset Strip horror show
Replies: 51
Views: 16971

Re: Sunset Strip horror show

Frimer here, just back in town from Winnipeg for the summer. I feel ecstatic to learn of all the amazing new routing and retroing that took place in my absence. Dig Club is alive and well. Here's a shout-out to all of the members of the Club! I loudly applaud the work that Colin did for the climbing...
by Optimally-Primed
Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Smoke Bluffs Park Update
Replies: 3
Views: 2387

Re: Smoke Bluffs Park Update

Here here to Brian Moorhead, the SB Committee, city council for the funds, and Diggers like Hevy, Harry, Luke, etc.

Here here!

See you good folks in July!
by Optimally-Primed
Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: rope missing
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Re: rope missing

"Borrowing" from Digger projects? Classy.
by Optimally-Primed
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Alpine
Topic: Slesse Mountain trip Report (September 2012)
Replies: 4
Views: 5988

Re: Slesse Mountain trip Report (September 2012)

Sounds like a little more flagging in the subalpine would be an improvement...