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by pinner
Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: The NorthWest Passage
Replies: 14
Views: 3415

The NorthWest Passage

I'm interested in it. I won't be around to grovel and explore up it for some time, but while I'm locked away in the wastelands of Edmonton I am occupying my imagination with whatever tales and history of Squamish wonderment I can find. I have only been able to come across nebulous descriptions of th...
by pinner
Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Camping at the Malamute
Replies: 11
Views: 2667

perhaps a well-constructed no climbing sign on the main access, with a concise description of the access issues at hand? noone likes no camping signs they perceive are there "for no reason", maybe if they have some background info.... and if that doesn't work, then a little note tacked on saying wha...
by pinner
Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: tumble on squaw descent
Replies: 10
Views: 4085

Perhaps if someone's feeling ambitious they could remove the old "climb down" sign? Or would this be an infraction on elements of Squamish climbing's cultural values? (I jest, I jest :wink: ) seriously though... if it's a cool, classic way down, leave it, but maybe better signage to the new way down...
by pinner
Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Buy And Sell
Topic: offwidth gear, unused. hahahah
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

dude, that's not even a 10% discount for stuff that is not in super high demand...
by pinner
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: LIFE ON EARTH?!
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

what's the story with the two domes flanking O'l Habrich? Seen any action?
by pinner
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: La Gota Fria, 5.11b (A0), 18 pitches
Replies: 39
Views: 13498

Not sure if I know personally any of the three of you, but does any of this really matter? I realize recognition for our efforts is part of why we do things, but surely the reward of seeing people enjoy something we created (or had a hand in creating) is better...(yeah, I know that's bullsh*t for th...
by pinner
Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: intro to rock climbing course recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 2090

also: www.squamishrockguides.com

I'd reccomend starting by going out with a friend who's willing to show you the ropes, then look at the guiding option once you've got a basis to start from - then you're not paying for what a monkey can teach you.
by pinner
Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Wire Tap
Replies: 111
Views: 47321

Surely this topic is by now beaten to death not only on this post, but in many others, but I thought I might add that the devising and implementing of new, better gear and rubber soles can also be viewed as "bringing the rock down to the climber's level" If you truly want to meet the rock on it's ow...
by pinner
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Buy And Sell
Topic: Brand new rope and rope bag!
Replies: 0
Views: 709

Brand new rope and rope bag!

Brand new in-the-bag Mammut Infinity 9.5 mm, 60 m duodess, superdry rope. Price tag on it says $259.95 (+ tax), asking $220 Also, Brand new tags-on Arcteryx Pali rope bag, sells for $90 + tax, asking $65 Will sell both for $250 together. Home here till next Wednesday or Friday, then back to Edmonton...
by pinner
Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Grading: To Sandbag, or not to Sandbag?
Replies: 5
Views: 1763

Grading: To Sandbag, or not to Sandbag?

I originally started this post in the “Milk Road” thread, but as I’m procrastinating from writing a paper this quickly became long-winded and off topic, so I’ve posted it here to avoid highjacking that thread. In regards to the grading on The Milk Road: It's a subtle game, isn’t it? Of course noone ...
by pinner
Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Buy And Sell
Topic: squamish difinitive for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

just checking, but I'm asuming this is the McLane's Climber's Guide to Squamish?
by pinner
Sun May 23, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New crag near Shannon Falls (AMO wall)
Replies: 23
Views: 10178

Dear Moderator: please feel free to remove, delete, or otherwise edit my ill-advised posting of bandwidth-chewing, eyeball-numbing photos... not really sure what I was thinking - apologies all!
by pinner
Fri May 21, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: v2/3 bouldering
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

check out the "clean boulders" under the squaw - a little mossy, but that's because it's empty of people. nice landings, the problems aren't superstars, but it's decent
by pinner
Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Cracks to learn on
Replies: 29
Views: 6560

Garfield is absolutely fantastic, and while technically 5.7 (and possibly the best 5.7 in the Sea to Sky: flame war and debate begin!), it is comitting, exposed, and may feel like 5.10 to a new tradster. It is long too, and may use up a thin rack, although there are placements of virtually all sizes...
by pinner
Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Visiting Squamish from the UK
Replies: 11
Views: 3187

Ahh! How did I forget the Pet! (likely because it's mostly too hard for me)


Definitely, what Dave said. Petrifying Wall is absolutely magnificent, go here. Fern Hill has a very different character than the rest of the rock near town, worth checking out.