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by Aaron
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Road to Chek
Replies: 22
Views: 5746

Sport climbers... and their PAVED roads... sheesh! :roll: I would love to be able to roll my eyes right along with you dirty. But the Squamish trad climbing community will forever be stained by the $10,000 laid down for the cleaning for Crap Crags. On a dollar to pitch ratio $40,000 for a paved roa...
by Aaron
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: The Milk Road, a blog
Replies: 50
Views: 15031

Hip wrote: If he’s lying about his signage what’s stopping him from lying about the weather?
Word of advice. Tinfoil hats make poor climbing helmets.
by Aaron
Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: The Milk Road, a blog
Replies: 50
Views: 15031

Which leads me to ask, could you be confusing Jeremy with someone else. It's possible there was another party cleaning on the Chief on a day that Jeremy was not there. No way in Hell! Jeremy is the only route developer who routinely posts his efforts on SquamishClimbing.com, therefore Jeremy MUST b...
by Aaron
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: City of Squamish Report
Replies: 13
Views: 2784

Don't leave anything in your car, short of having a full time security guard watching from when the first car arrives till the last car leaves thats the only security solution that works. Ron No, random security guard checks would work just fine. Not a fool proof plan, but it's enough of a deterren...
by Aaron
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: City of Squamish Report
Replies: 13
Views: 2784

It all sounds great! I for one would be all for a parking fee if it meant that: 1. The lot got paved 2. They installed proper public washroom 3. As for the need for security, the piles of broken glass in the parking lot speaks to that necessity. Now for all the haters who would be against this idea....
by Aaron
Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Crag bellow the Zodiac Summit
Replies: 1
Views: 1190

Crag bellow the Zodiac Summit

On page 206 of McLane's 2005 guide you can see a large obvious crag just bellow the Summit of the Zodiac. I haven't heard or read anything about this particular wall, I'm curious to know if any development has gone on in the past or in recent years. It looks great in the photos I've seen, moderate h...
by Aaron
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Mosquito Area
Replies: 52
Views: 17024

Aaron, do you mean persuade top-ropers to climb the new line "no-see-um" to take pressure off the heavily polished Mosquito? Or rather to keep top-ropers off? Over the years I've seen many fixed anchors come and go. One of the excuses I've heard (and I don't necessarily agree with it) is fixed anch...
by Aaron
Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Mosquito Area
Replies: 52
Views: 17024

In my experience anchors that get chopped in the Smoke Bluffs are done so for one of three reasons. 1. The chopper believes that a natural anchor (tree) is suitable 2. Bolted anchors = top-ropers = crowded lines and polishing 3. the route has been Long established & is popular enough without one. So...
by Aaron
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Mosquito Area
Replies: 52
Views: 17024

Optimally-Primed wrote:Here's the real question: how did we all overlook a 5.9 hand crack in our midst for so long?!
Good question. I ask my self this all the time. I attribute it to the human condition of our general inability to question the hegemony.

Great work what your doing. Keep it up!
by Aaron
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: The Milk Road, a blog
Replies: 50
Views: 15031

the cedar at the base of the Split Pillar has grown from a small bush 50 years ago to a substantial tree rooted in the crack at the base of the right side of the pillar. As is evident to anyone who looks closely, the entire Split Pillar and the Sword above it are attached to the wall at this point ...
by Aaron
Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: The Milk Road, a blog
Replies: 50
Views: 15031

In defense to the necessity of tree removal I'll share the following: When a friend and I cleaned South Arête on the Apron we removed a tone of soil, a heap of vegetation and at least 5 trees. So I'm just as guilty as the next guy when it comes to tree removal. At the time my buddy protested against...
by Aaron
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: The Milk Road, a blog
Replies: 50
Views: 15031

You are currently the biggest threat to access in Squamish with your hi visibility logging. Sincerely, J. Smith Co-Director Squamish Access Society Mr. Smith with all due respect, You're full of sh*t. Not only due you not speak for the SAS but you're speaking in contradiction of the stance that the...
by Aaron
Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: West Kootenay Rock Guide. New this year!
Replies: 1
Views: 819

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by Aaron
Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: West Kootenay Rock Guide. New this year!
Replies: 1
Views: 819

West Kootenay Rock Guide. New this year!

After two years of writing, climbing, sleuthing, slogging, the West Kooteany Rock Guide is finally done and available for sale. Written by my self and Vince Hempsall, this new full colour 160 page guide details over 400 routes found in 24 different climbing areas across the West Kootenays of British...
by Aaron
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: ethics of big groups
Replies: 18
Views: 4063

Cloudraker wrote:Alpine start for Diedre? Starbucks by headlamp? wtf is this world coming to?
Coming to?? What are you talking about? The only thing that new is the size the headlamps. God, remember those battery packs that were the size of a pack of smokes and the lamps that could double as a coffee cup. :lol: