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by Dru
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Is Squamish Soft?
Replies: 83
Views: 15128

Re: Is Squamish Soft?

Clean Crack or Clean Corner Tenn?
by Dru
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Is Squamish Soft?
Replies: 83
Views: 15128

Re: Is Squamish Soft?

Quoting two random internet sources is hardly a legitimate argument in support of a point. Especially when, on the other hand, you have benchmark 5.11 routes like 13 Shutouts at Skaha where none of the individual moves is harder than mid-10 and the grade comes from the sustained pump rather than a s...
by Dru
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Squamishlurker.com
Replies: 12
Views: 2881

Re: Squamishlurker.com

August is the time when the roadtrippers are climbing on the crags and the crag climbers are in the alpine....
by Dru
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Is Squamish Soft?
Replies: 83
Views: 15128

Re: Is Squamish Soft?

YDS grades have not been based on the single hardest move difficulty for years, if they ever in fact were. They reflect the total difficulty of a route.
by Dru
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Easy Sports Route
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Easy Sports Route

Jug Slab has two 5.6, a 5.7 and a 5.9. Quick and easy, four bolts each, and edging rather than smearing.
by Dru
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: New Fixed Chain on Broadway
Replies: 47
Views: 7215

Re: New Fixed Chain on Broadway

The first bolted stations on Diedre were placed by Jim Sinclair way back in the early 70s to cut down on the piton scarring of the cracks at the belays .
by Dru
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Nervous Ticks (sic)
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

Re: Nervous Ticks (sic)

Is in any coincidence that people are complaining about giant tick marks right at the same time when the summer Colorado/Cali posse travellers have shown up in town?
Betcha come September the tick marks will magically vanish. Only to return next August
:shock:
by Dru
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Squamish in a nutshell - A roadtrippers pov
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

Re: Squamish in a nutshell - A roadtrippers pov

Here's (in my opinion) a better and more amusing first take on Squamish, from Kelly Cordes

http://www.thecleanestline.com/2012/08/ ... amish.html
by Dru
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Squamish in a nutshell - A roadtrippers pov
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

Re: Squamish in a nutshell - A roadtrippers pov

"Nearly all are non-permanent"?

I think this is a case of those who start with a preconception finding evidence to support it.

Also, the forest industry isn't dead, although the mill is. This just means that most logs get shipped far away to be processed - it doesn't mean logging has stopped.
by Dru
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Supernatural at the Squaw
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Supernatural at the Squaw

yup the crux of supernatural is at the bottom so if you can downclimb that why do you even need a rope? just climb the second pitch and keep going up jungle warfare instead. I met a gal who led the second pitch of supernatural for her second ever lead, after being told it was 5.7 she said it felt pr...
by Dru
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Mount Habrich
Replies: 18
Views: 7335

Re: Mount Habrich

I remember the first time i went up there in 1991 we got to this bluff and started looking for a way to get around it to the base of the mountain. Half an hour later we figured out it WAS the base of the mountain. :roll:
by Dru
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Mount Habrich
Replies: 18
Views: 7335

Re: Mount Habrich

http://thekidcormier.blogspot.ca/

Note the correlation between approaching barefoot, extreme sunburn, getting lost on the approach, and first ever summit. :D
by Dru
Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Alpine
Topic: Slesse: bypass glacier condition ?
Replies: 21
Views: 8409

Re: Slesse: bypass glacier condition ?

You don't have to cross it, sure, but it's above you on the approach to the start of the Buttress Direct too. Stay right in the lower basin and then make a beeline for the start of the route.
by Dru
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Alpine
Topic: Slesse: bypass glacier condition ?
Replies: 21
Views: 8409

Re: Slesse: bypass glacier condition ?

TravisMcC wrote:Does anyone have any conditions updates for 2012? :)
http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthr ... ost1065769

Accessing the NE butt has been both difficult and hazardous so far this year.