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by Aaron
Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: So about that new Skaha Parking lot
Replies: 13
Views: 3552

So about that new Skaha Parking lot

So with the new parking lot good to go this spring. I'm curious to know, when a person hikes in from the new lot, where are they going to be? In other words, if I take a B-line from the lot up the main trail to the bluffs what's the first crag I come to? Thanks.

Aaron.
by Aaron
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Ice on the #1
Replies: 0
Views: 891

Ice on the #1

Drove home to Castlegar the other day. Couldn't help but notice all the fat ice falls all neatly formed along the highway between Chilliwak and Hope. Huge multi pitch stuff right off the road. If I were a local hard-man ice climber I'd be on that like a fat kid on cake.
by Aaron
Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: North North Arete
Replies: 15
Views: 6584

The "Birthing Pitch" it led up to its reputation as being reborn again but when the description say's awkward when wet I would say that even dry it is awkward so make sure its dry before you go. The birthing pitch isn't that bad when wet, so long as you're not the guy with the backpack like my budd...
by Aaron
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Bugaboos!
Replies: 12
Views: 3442

I just sent you an E-mail if you've faild to recieve it RSVP to slave_to_gravity@hotmail.com
Sincerly, Aaron Kristiansen.
by Aaron
Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: West Kootenays Rock Climbers Guide
Replies: 0
Views: 774

West Kootenays Rock Climbers Guide

For the last year local Kootenay climbers Aaron Kristiansen and Neil Ives have been busy compiling, collecting and writing a new rock climbers guide for the West Kootenays. The book is expected to be on the shelves in the spring of 2009. The scope of this guide will include all of the crags and day ...
by Aaron
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Renaming a route after you clean it.
Replies: 26
Views: 7760

Yeah, thanks but I was interested in where the money is going. Are people being paid to clean? I have a hard time believing that any route could cost that much. With over ten grand you could fix that route with static line multiple times, buy one hundred wire brushes, a few chainsaws, several wreck...
by Aaron
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Renaming a route after you clean it.
Replies: 26
Views: 7760

$10,000! I would love to see the bill. What is being included in these costs, labour, gas for driving from Vancouver, lunch money etc.? Why so bloody expensive? No idea were the money's going, but this is the money's that's been spent. Varsity Outdoors Club--$2000 Jeff Mottershead (VOC)--$2000 Moun...
by Aaron
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Renaming a route after you clean it.
Replies: 26
Views: 7760

Dru wrote:Am I the only one who finds it amusing that in a rant about "honouring the pioneers", Aaron manages to misspell Hamish Mutch as Hamish "Munch"? Maybe start that respect with getting his name right.

Hamish will only gain my respect after he pays back the money he owes me. :lol:
by Aaron
Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Renaming a route after you clean it.
Replies: 26
Views: 7760

Renaming a route after you clean it.

So I’ve been following the progress of the cleaning of Crap Crags. All I can say is WOW! My amazement at the Herculean effort that has been put into the project, is second only by the amount of money that’s been spent on it. $10,000!!?? Can you believe that?? Any way, I’m curious about the decision ...
by Aaron
Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: 5.10d in 1967?
Replies: 18
Views: 5012

Also, when was Yosemite pinnacle left Side climbed? Although freed, and given 5.9 back in the day, i heard that's up to 10b now. There are certainly more "old school" 5.9+s out there that are harder that that by current standards. Dick Culbert is notorious for rating modern 5.8 climbing as 4th clas...
by Aaron
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: 5.10d in 1967?
Replies: 18
Views: 5012

Re: Hardest route back in "the day"

Thanks Steve. I remember reading the article in question. But to bring the issue closer to home. What I think I've discovered is an accent that would have significants for the history of climbing in Western Canada. This guy climbed a routed rated 5.10b 1967. I've climbed this route several times and...
by Aaron
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: 5.10d in 1967?
Replies: 18
Views: 5012

5.10d in 1967?

I recently had a conversation with a gentleman from Nelson BC. He claims to have climbed a two routes in Castlegar BC that today are 5.10b and 5.10d. What's significant is that he climbed these routes back in 1967. Based on his knowledge of the routes, and memory of specific sections I have no doubt...
by Aaron
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Memorial Ledge Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 2243

What's all that stuff that looks like a cactus stuck to Mavis' head in the second photo? :?: I have no freaking idea......... :shock: If memory serves, the ground bellow Memorial Ledge is a gully that has eroded out more and more over the 13 years that I've been climbing in Squamish. I'm sure that ...
by Aaron
Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Coast Mountain Sports Warning!
Replies: 9
Views: 2876

That is unfortunately. Personally, I have very low expectations when it comes to retail staff these days. The sad reality is that retail can no longer support the costs of living in most cities, least of all Vancouver. And in todays job market anyone with half a brain has already lest for bigger or ...
by Aaron
Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Papoose Wall road cut
Replies: 4
Views: 1744

I really, really hope that you are being serious here, Aaron? Me? Serious? Never. But seriously, this wall will get developed. The only preventing it from being developed is it's distance from the highway, and if Highways intends to leave it as is, or drape-net the thing. If the distance from the c...