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by Aaron
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: US NPS Draft Policy: Bolting requires prior authorization
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Re: US NPS Draft Policy: Bolting requires prior authorizatio

The National Park Service has released an updated draft on climbing regulations in National Parks including Yosemite, Zion, Black Canyon, and Rocky Mountain. A highlight of the new policy requires prior authorization be given for the placement of new fixed anchors. The replacement or removal of old...
by Aaron
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: re: polish? anything to do about it?
Replies: 15
Views: 4333

So Aaron thinks stuck nuts are why some routes like flying circus are polished? Yes. believe it or not but I've had this conversation before. Once at Neal and Cool while with my anti-toprope friend. "Gald! look at all those gumbies polishing up that classic climb, what with their lousy foot work an...
by Aaron
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: re: polish? anything to do about it?
Replies: 15
Views: 4333

Squamish polish is caused by one current thing - flailing feet - I call bull sh*t. Sure, flailing feet contribute, but am I the only person who's noticed that polishing occurs inside the cracks as well? You know, those little spots that make for oh so great finger locks. Spots so narrow that not ev...
by Aaron
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: re: polish? anything to do about it?
Replies: 15
Views: 4333

My two cents. If you want to point a finger at polishing you need only look as far as the gear on your rack. Sure hands and feet contribute, but they can't hold a candle to continuous placement and often forceful removal of our aluminum climbing widgets. So I would agree with you that blaming toprop...
by Aaron
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Help wanted. Odd job construction.
Replies: 0
Views: 961

Help wanted. Odd job construction.

Greetings all. My name is Aaron Kristiansen and currently my wife and I are building our house in Squamish. You can find it in the new subdivision at the corner of Loggers Lane and Finch. That’s about 1km north of the Smoke Bluffs parking lot. What I need is people or persons willing to do cash paid...
by Aaron
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Rock On
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

slopr wrote:It didn't rain much and was windy today. should be fine, might even get it to yourself
Regardless of this last rain the soil is so dry that this last rain fall hasn't amounted to any run off. I was in Squamish Wednesday afternoon.
Everything is dry
by Aaron
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Beware the Trundler - Kevin Mclane's column in Gripped
Replies: 4
Views: 2089

On the question of the damage to routes by cleaning/establishing other routes: dunno if Parks would want to get involved in that. I can't imagine a ranger/warden wanting to make decisions about that sort of thing, mainly because you would have to know a whole lot about the history of the routes, wh...
by Aaron
Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Criminal Charges for Route Cleaning?
Replies: 32
Views: 11042

So as the process moves forward, it's REALLY important that everybody who new-routes should (a) follow best practices and (b) show up for any future public consultations about the best practices code, which Parks will eventually implement as policy...which will be legally binding on them to enforce...
by Aaron
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Criminal Charges for Route Cleaning?
Replies: 32
Views: 11042

It would be pretty ridiculous if climbers were responsible for creating a law which had the potential to self-sabatoge route cleaning. This wouldn't be a new law, it would be an extension of an existing law that already protects area and objects of cultural significance. Unless I'm mistaken, under ...
by Aaron
Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Base Jumper rescued from ledge on the Prow
Replies: 9
Views: 2996

I had a ringside seat for the latter part of the rescue yesterday, from the first summit. Section 27 of the Park Act: "A person must not use an aircraft to arrive at or depart from parks or parts of parks that are set out in Column 1 of Schedule A, except as may be provided for in the same row in C...
by Aaron
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Base Jumper rescued from ledge on the Prow
Replies: 9
Views: 2996

Brendan wrote:Is BASE jumping legal here (or on the Chief for that matter)?
Perfectly legal. I worked as a Park Ranger for 8 years an know the Park Act very well. There is no section under the Park Act that you could use to charge this guy or any other person for doing what he did.

Aaron Kristiansen
by Aaron
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Is the fire on the backside of the chief still burning?
Replies: 7
Views: 1924

Brendan wrote:^^
Fires caused by errant people are one thing, but why would someone find the urge light a slash pile?
Slash piles have the nasty habit of smouldering for months. Then lighting up again after a spell of hot weather. You wayward lighter could have lit that pile last December for all we know.
by Aaron
Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Angel's Crest variations
Replies: 7
Views: 2271

Re: Angel's Crest variations

harihari wrote: the off-width: bring 2x #6 camalot and a big bro if you are paranoid. it is NOT 10b-- more like 5.8-- and the crux is the bottom 15 feet. This would be a GREAT candidate for a bolt or two, cos, honestly, who wants to haul 2x #6 and a big bro on A.C.?
I do. Honestly.
by Aaron
Sun May 09, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: The Milk Road, a blog
Replies: 50
Views: 15023

Saw a party on final pitches yesterday afternoon. I assume it was you Jeremy. If so is the route "open for business" or what?
by Aaron
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Road to Chek
Replies: 22
Views: 5746

slartibartfast wrote:Oh yeah? And have you even climbed Crap Crags recently?
What's that got to do with the price of rice in China? Are you suggesting that the money spent by the UBC Varsity outdoors club was money well spent?