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by dakine
Wed May 14, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Ticks
Replies: 0
Views: 2200

Ticks

A Word of warning I found two (unattached) ticks on me after climbing at Porteau cove last night. Western Black-legged Tick (Ixodes pacificus) my climbing partner found one on him as well.

http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/avoid/on_people.html
by dakine
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: For New climbers heading outside
Replies: 1
Views: 3156

For New climbers heading outside

Hi All, This past weekend was a beautiful spring day and throughout the Squamish area climbers were abound. I wanted to remind all the new climbers that are heading out that climbing on real rock has inherent risks and that after a winter the rock does reserve the right to change. This means that ro...
by dakine
Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Fern Hill Update
Replies: 3
Views: 5024

Re: Fern Hill Update

We got on "Winston's Folly" today and it seemed solid at 12a the crux is pretty bouldery.
Harder than Yellow beard, face the music, harder than Chromatic suspension (11d) or borrow (11d)... Fun route thanks for putting it up!!
by dakine
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Lower Black dyke
Replies: 6
Views: 2672

Re: Lower Black dyke

Most excellent beta slhughes thank you. I wanted to do it from the ground up but didn't want to run into a 13b roof with no exit :) now that I know there are bomber nylon jugs I'll try and give it a burn.
by dakine
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Lower Black dyke
Replies: 6
Views: 2672

Re: Lower Black dyke

thanks guys,
I've been wanting to check out the route but don't know anyone that has tried it. I see in Sarah Hart's blog she was up there ( scroll to the bottom)...

http://sarahleannehart.blogspot.ca/2013 ... -home.html
by dakine
Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Lower Black dyke
Replies: 6
Views: 2672

Lower Black dyke

Is there a way to get to the 12a pitch of the Lower blk dyke other than having to climb through the 13b pitch? Can you rap in from above? It looks and sounds like a fantastic route steep and over hanging. (25 draws!)
by dakine
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New Area - Porteau
Replies: 17
Views: 14303

Re: New Area - Porteau

I'd suggest bumping the grades on the first contact wall for the 11's they all feel about the same to me in around 11c. Solid Gold feels bang on (we pulled lots of rock off) Pre clip the second draw if you don't boulder hard.
by dakine
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: apologizing to Colin Moorehead, thoughts on route developers
Replies: 6
Views: 2604

Re: apologizing to Colin Moorehead, thoughts on route develo

jessejames = internet troll, if you feed trolls they grow and become more annoying. Starve it and they go away.
by dakine
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Your shoe Rubber opinion wanted here!
Replies: 8
Views: 2818

Re: Your shoe Rubber opinion wanted here!

It doesn't really matter, the rubber won't make any noticeable difference to climbing. It might make a slight difference in longevity as the C4 is supposed to wear slightly better than the XSV. Personally I chuck my old shoes I find resoling for 70 bucks is nothing like buying a new pair. For indoor...
by dakine
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Climbing Photos and Videos
Topic: Pic of the day!
Replies: 203
Views: 59248

Re: Pic of the day!

Dale at the Pet: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3670/8762917358_d60e0cc50b_c.jpg Luke on Grizzly: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/8762909288_c89235dfe7_c.jpg Myles on He-Man: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5483/9185385862_c46dfa2bf7_c.jpg Knox on Burglar: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5445/87629240...
by dakine
Mon May 13, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Rusty Bolt Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 6311

Re: Rusty Bolt Replacement

thanks for all the work and keeping us alive!
by dakine
Mon May 06, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New - Quercus Wall - Murrin Park
Replies: 9
Views: 3191

Re: New - Quercus Wall - Murrin Park

We hit up this new wall on sunday and it is a thing of beauty!
If you haven't gone there yet stop reading this and go. We climbed the 10d, 10c, 11a (trad), as a warm up and sent Peter's amazing new route ( a prince among thieves 12b). Spectacular climbing in a very scenic setting.
Go... Go now. :D
by dakine
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Customisable Climbing Shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: Customisable Climbing Shoes

Actually I would just like to have the option to have the shoes custom made, so a mold of my feet taken and the shoes built off that. No dead space no buying 1-2 sizes too small only to have one shoe tighter than the other...
by dakine
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New Area - Porteau
Replies: 17
Views: 14303

Re: New Area - Porteau

Three of us went up there on Sunday and tried out a few routes on the First contact wall and the Watch tower. It's well worth the drive and 10 min easy hike into the area. "Howe sweet it is" is a long interesting route 35m with two distinct cruxes. I'll be going back to sample the harder lines as so...
by dakine
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Ben Harnden makes 3rd ascent of Dreamcatcher!
Replies: 9
Views: 8168

Re: Ben Harnden makes 3rd ascent of Dreamcatcher!

Amazing climbing in action, killer soundtrack, Horrendous video work.