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by damien
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Wire Tap
Replies: 111
Views: 65267

What are peoples thoughts on P4? I watched someone climb that pitch the other day and midpitch they climbed sort of up and wide left (out of the little alcove) rather than rightwards toward the forth bolt. I think up left is technically much harder.
by damien
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Wire Tap
Replies: 111
Views: 65267

Thanks for the feedback. I am stoked at how fast it dries with that updraft. Payback for all the scrubbings which blew up my nose and into my eyes!
by damien
Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Cleaning Projects List
Replies: 17
Views: 5245

NE, my bad. And too bad they are no good. It does look good from a far. I figured it was the same piece of granite as the developed side. Though it sounds not worth it, I always figure that access from the Seabird side might be shorter. In 1998 A friend and I explored the side of the Echo that faces...
by damien
Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Cleaning Projects List
Replies: 17
Views: 5245

walking along the base from NN Arete to angle's c there are a number of grown over climbs that looked like good climbs. SOme of these are mentioned in the guide book.

Any know anything about these?
by damien
Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Cleaning Projects List
Replies: 17
Views: 5245

The harrison bluffs are my home crag. That's where I learned to climb. There are some interesting areas there. There are nice (mossy) boulders behind the big hotel, a large unclimbed/unexplored (access challenge) wall on the north west side of harrison more or less across from the harrison bluffs pr...
by damien
Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Wire Tap
Replies: 111
Views: 65267

Thanks for the input harihari. If anyone else has feedback, lemme know.

Best luck finishing up your project.
by damien
Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Wire Tap
Replies: 111
Views: 65267

It will be a sad day in Squamish when bolting cracks becomes normal...! Yeah, I hear you loud and clear on bolting cracks. A lot of consideration and friendly debate over the bolts on the route (and the whole crag) occured. Infact, I waited until the last possible moment to do the final bolting. I ...
by damien
Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Dancing i.t. Light cleaning-- Sunday the 10th.
Replies: 15
Views: 6243

a direct pitch into snake (skipping the first scrambly bit). Damien, do you mean, there is one and you want to clean it, or you want to put a new first pitch up? If you wana put one up, I woudl be down for that. I have a drill and I will have some time this summer. I'll attempt to describe with wor...
by damien
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Dancing i.t. Light cleaning-- Sunday the 10th.
Replies: 15
Views: 6243

a direct pitch into snake (skipping the first scrambly bit).
by damien
Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Dancing i.t. Light cleaning-- Sunday the 10th.
Replies: 15
Views: 6243

New Routes

Also thanks to the Access Society for getting folks out to Murrin on Sat. (If every climber in Vancouver or Squamish cleaned ONE old pitch every TWO years, we would have 200 more routes to climb!) Interesting idea. I am never that keen to officialize things, but perhaps there could be a Squamish "G...
by damien
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Wire Tap
Replies: 111
Views: 65267

Alternate rap route possibility

I was thinking of putting an alternate descent that would involve walking climbers left of the pitch four belay, then two raps to the ground precisely for the congestion factor. You can walk off, but the descent is conveluted and 5.0ish so it is not a stellar option. When time and money permit, I am...
by damien
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Wire Tap
Replies: 111
Views: 65267

View from Bulletheads

Climber leading P3. The climber linked P3&4, which seems to be pretty standard. Also, feedback is that most climbers (unless swing leading to split the tougher pitches and the easier grades) link P1&2, P3&4, and finally climb P5. Has anyone tried this with a 60m rope (I only have a 70m)? http://lh6....
by damien
Mon May 24, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Wire Tap
Replies: 111
Views: 65267

Awesome. Stoked to hear it was dry as wetness was one of my major concerns as to whether not to even begin the project! climbed Wiretap today and despite the rain yesterday it was mostly dry. Great job to those who cleaned this area! Thanks! We linked pitches 1/2 and 3/4 with minimal difficulty. Lin...
by damien
Fri May 21, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Wire Tap
Replies: 111
Views: 65267

Wiretap, Rumble In the Jungle, Thriller on the Pillar

Some photos of the routes/pitches someone posted on Supertopo.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/threa ... 537&tn=140

Rumble is the one where the fellow has been swallowed whole.
by damien
Mon May 17, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Wire Tap
Replies: 111
Views: 65267

great belay technique.....watch me!!!
Oh yeah, I always forget to do that.