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by pinner
Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Squamish Ice?
Replies: 1
Views: 943

just poked around in the bluffs... a few smears, right of Old Age (Killer Fridge?), Krack Rock, Black Zawn or Crystal Wall (not very familiar with that area, and can't tell which is which from the trail) nothing appears leadable. +2 degrees at 3 pm, water running under most everthing. The smear at O...
by pinner
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Visiting Squamish
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

And even then, hope for good luck. This summer was extremely dry by our standards, but last year we had periods of virtually solid rain for 3 weeks at a time in summer. No different from where you're from, really

But yes, they'll have loads to do
by pinner
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Mosquito Area
Replies: 52
Views: 16443

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?
by pinner
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Olympic pain ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

oh but the skiing! For one thing, Whistler is expected to have far below average skier-days during the Olympics - so if you're willing to fight the mess at the bottom, you should enjoy more primo skiing up top. and I guess I'll just have to leave for the Duffy the night before, after 6pm, for tourin...
by pinner
Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Cruising to Infinity - Above & Beyond
Replies: 1
Views: 873

oop, sorry bout the double post - got an error message each time.
by pinner
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Cruising to Infinity - Above & Beyond
Replies: 1
Views: 873

Cruising to Infinity - Above & Beyond

Anyone else been on this? Had quite the adventure yesterday... Decided last minute to go past the Bulletheads and up to the Solarium to get on Sunblessed. Hadn't been there before, and headed off the 3rd peak trail far too early, got scrambling around some slabs and steps and ended up out at Above &...
by pinner
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Cruising to Infinity - Above & Beyond
Replies: 0
Views: 575

Cruising to Infinity - Above & Beyond

Anyone else been on this? Had quite the adventure yesterday... Decided last minute to go past the Bulletheads and up to the Solarium to get on Sunblessed. Hadn't been there before, and headed off the 3rd peak trail far too early, got scrambling around some slabs and steps and ended up out at Above &...
by pinner
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: What is this mountain?
Replies: 15
Views: 3574

It does look like the logo! And definitely appears different from different vantages... Again from Bivouac; The south tower involves a difficult traverse on loose rock along an exposed arete. The north tower is technically easier, a Class 3-4 scramble) but is also loose and exposed unless done when ...
by pinner
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: What is this mountain?
Replies: 15
Views: 3574

Fee indeed.
here's the south tower, from Bivouac.com

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by pinner
Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Where to get custom slings sewn?
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

hm, makes sense - although if I were using the X, I guess I would either be top-belaying or belaying a top-roper (either way, essentially a 2nd) and in that case the rope to the climber should already be in the direction of pull, so the strands would already be equalized... I guess this would not be...
by pinner
Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Where to get custom slings sewn?
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

tie a figure eight on a bight. You mean overhand ;) Ooh, controversy! ;) personally I tie an 8, as it's easier to untie if loaded - why the overhand, Brendan? strength difference? (to be honest, I usually use the "sliding death x", which, depending on which argument you prefer, is either much safer...
by pinner
Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: More Slab ?'s
Replies: 14
Views: 3319

soloing Banana Peel has been my most memorable slab adventure, what a romp! It was followed by my first (and only so far!) trip down the slab descent - which scared the crap out of me! i had seen guys tromp down it in sandals with all their gear swinging from their backs, but I was reduced to crab-w...
by pinner
Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Need advice on rock quality for potential new crag
Replies: 11
Views: 6570

Wow, I will deifinitely disagree with Dakine. By far most of the sport climbs in the S2S corridor are 11 and up. Ideally, a range from 5.7 to 12 can keep things interesting for everybody and their girl/boyfriends, but there are very few areas around with easy sport leading for the newer climber. how...
by pinner
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Need advice on rock quality for potential new crag
Replies: 11
Views: 6570

Hey Marty, Kurt's out of work and has all kinds of time on his hands for the moment...
by pinner
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New Topos for New and or Cleaned up routes in Squamish
Replies: 4
Views: 2805

just a bump to add the words "Smoke Bluffs new routes" to this thread - took me forever this morning to track it down via search!