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by natsdad
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Congrats to Sean McColl -1st place in American Ninja Warrior
Replies: 2
Views: 5701

Re: Congrats to Sean McColl -1st place in American Ninja War

Sean rocks!

I watched the R & I video and another showing the rope climb...and Sean's athleticism is amazing. Congratulations.

Steve
by natsdad
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Climbing Photos and Videos
Topic: Pic of the day!
Replies: 203
Views: 54577

Re: Pic of the day!

jstod wrote:Cool shots Dakine - Fore! is such a good climb!

JS
Agreed! Name back-story: my friend Erik, who put that route in, found a golf ball on the top ledge, where the anchors are located, when he first scoped this line. I'm really glad to see so many people enjoying this quality line.

Steve
by natsdad
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: inugural Golden Scrub Brush Awards
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Re: Peder Ourom

al pine wrote:Facebook?...No thanks
+1
by natsdad
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Disaster Response (3 p 5.10) on a new wall
Replies: 10
Views: 9525

Re: Disaster Response (3 p 5.10) on a new wall

Whoa! Nice routes and crag. Thanks so much for finding, developing and building a great trail to this little gem. We climbed Disaster Response Route (thin crack variation) on Saturday, and then did the other variation and lines, too. The rock is clean, the moves are great and the protection is all t...
by natsdad
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Heads up Gran Fondo cycling race Saturday - expect delays
Replies: 7
Views: 9535

Re: Heads up Gran Fondo cycling race Saturday - expect delay

Hi Dave: We had a "family" climbing day on Saturday w/ four families (lots o' kids) driving up from Vancouver (one family from West Vancouver). Because of the Gran Fondo, we left later than planned - hoping to arrive at Murrin Park around 1 PM - after most of the highway diversions (between Van & Sq...
by natsdad
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Upper Olesen Creek logging- results of July 22nd meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 9192

Re: Upper Olesen Creek logging- results of July 22nd meeting

Hi All: The Squamish Chief has this article in it: http://www.squamishchief.com/news/local-news/b-c-timber-sales-alters-proposal-1.1331509 claiming that "B.C. Timber Sales have altered the boundaries of a proposed logging block to leave a popular climbing area untouched." Does anyone - particularly ...
by natsdad
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Climber accident on Apron Aug 23 and SAR
Replies: 2
Views: 6922

Re: Climber accident on Apron Aug 23 and SAR

I see from local news reports there was an accident Saturday on the Apron. A climber fell and had a lower leg injury and possibly a back injury. Does anybody know anymore? What climb were they on? The Global item says the Apron was so busy Squamish SAR had to drop two members at the top of the Apro...
by natsdad
Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Shelter from the Norm 5.10b: 2 pitch addition to Buttress
Replies: 4
Views: 7334

Re: Shelter from the Norm 5.10b: 2 pitch addition to Buttres

Hey Folks:

Anyone else tried this new addition to the Buttress (Shelter from the Norm)? I'm thinking of checking it out tomorrow.

Thanks,
Steve
by natsdad
Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: TR-Soling recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 7582

Re: TR-Soling recommendations?

Hi Dave:

Lots to TR with good anchors in the smoke bluffs. Get a guidebook.

Enjoy,
Steve
by natsdad
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: new area at Murrin past Quercus
Replies: 27
Views: 13160

Re: new area at Murrin past Quercus

Hey Slinky and Stewart, et al: I think the discussion of where and if to bolt is an important one to have. And although I occasionally indulge in a ranting style and an f bomb, I think it is important to keep the tone civil. A few disclaimers: I have not yet visited this new crag in question. I do n...
by natsdad
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Elitist climber writes article of self congratulation.
Replies: 3
Views: 7307

Re: Elitist climber writes article of self congratulation.

Several repeats followed, none of which utilized double ropes. But I was warmed to hear that one of our local climbers was pulled off the route at the final hard (and long) reach when she came up short on the deadpoint thanks to excessive rope drag. Riff-raff! Thanks for the fun post - a great read...
by natsdad
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Upper Olesen Creek logging- results of July 22nd meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 9192

Re: Upper Olesen Creek logging- results of July 22nd meeting

I will agree with Peter in stating that continued and increased pressure at the higher trophic levels of food chain (deputy minister, Ministerial , Premier levels) in the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Ministry of Tourism and the Premiers office may prevent logging in th...
by natsdad
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Upper Olesen Creek logging- results of July 22nd meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 9192

Re: Upper Olesen Creek logging- results of July 22nd meeting

Thanks, Chris and SAS: I greatly appreciate you folks meeting with BCTS and speaking up for the climbing community. The concessions that they appear to be willing to make are important and will help a lot. Personally, I'd prefer not to see any more logging in the areas above and east of the Chief. T...
by natsdad
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Logging planned above Squaw/ Olson creek
Replies: 20
Views: 15137

Re: Logging planned above Squaw/ Olson creek

Hi:

I just emailed all the Ministry of Forests folks. No response yet. Anyone else sending out objections?

Steve
by natsdad
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Logging planned above Squaw/ Olson creek
Replies: 20
Views: 15137

Re: Logging planned above Squaw/ Olson creek

Thanks BK and Jeremy: I emailed the local planner for the Ministry of Forests (thanks, Mike T.) and received a nearly identical response to the one Mike posted higher up (claiming that they are involving groups like the SAS and are doing everything possible to mitigate impacts, etc.). I cc'd MLA Stu...