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by MarkR
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: New Fixed Chain on Broadway
Replies: 47
Views: 7288

Re: New Fixed Chain on Broadway

Out of curiosity, what are people's opinions on the fixed ropes above the Roman Chimneys?
by MarkR
Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Loose bolt at the crest
Replies: 4
Views: 1593

Re: Loose bolt at the crest

bearbreeder wrote:
here my partner holding the "bomber" hanger, nut and draw:mrgreen:
I'm not calling you a liar mate, just telling you a thing I know. For all we know the bolt had already been tightened or even replaced. Chill out.
by MarkR
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Loose bolt at the crest
Replies: 4
Views: 1593

Re: Loose bolt at the crest

Was there on Sunday and a guy was roping up for it. I told him about the fourth bolt, he checked it on his way up and said the bolt looked brand new and bomber.
by MarkR
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Dry routes at Check for July 4th
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Re: Dry routes at Check for July 4th

Maybe Rogues or Pet Wall would be a better bet.
by MarkR
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Dry routes at Check for July 4th
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Re: Dry routes at Check for July 4th

The Asylum faces west and will probably dry in the afternoon sun, what grade are you looking for?
by MarkR
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Wire Tap
Replies: 111
Views: 50965

Re: Wire Tap

I went for a visit to the crag yesterday while on a hike, looks like things are mossing over. Take a wire brush with you, or a chainsaw to take out some of the trees that add shade to the area. Hope the new guide book adds some traffic. (Did Wire Crack make it in?) Can't help but wonder if pulling t...
by MarkR
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Heatwave cracks
Replies: 6
Views: 2069

Re: Heatwave cracks

So is it time to take the pin out of Diedre now? Never really understood why that one was there in the first place.
by MarkR
Tue May 29, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Tick marks
Replies: 6
Views: 1851

Re: Tick marks

smallman wrote:Because gym climbers lack the ability to problem solve anything without tape marking the sequence?
Good point, I should start bringing out tape on multipitches.
by MarkR
Thu May 17, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: What is typical squamish climbing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

Re: What is typical squamish climbing?

Sport isn't really Squamish's thing. Yes, there is some great sport, but there's not that much selection, and the number of worthy sport climbs at a 5.10 or below level is pretty dire. As a result those routes tend to get pretty gang-raped in the summer. Non-slab sport multipitch routes exist, but t...
by MarkR
Tue May 15, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: The gunslinger
Replies: 8
Views: 1917

Re: The gunslinger

Holy sh*t! Congratulations on the FFA.

Snaked it from poor old Mr. Stanhope eh? I suppose he's got plenty of sources of glory on his resume. Nice work!
by MarkR
Wed May 09, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: New Routes Right of Zoe, Murrin Park.
Replies: 33
Views: 7676

Re: New Routes Right of Zoe, Murrin Park.

Staples was great fun! Thanks for cleaning it up.

The staple scars are pretty severe, can anyone who knows how to patch up granite take some glue with them next time you go?

(Or tell me how to do it so I can?)
by MarkR
Wed May 09, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Rambles (4p, 5.8)
Replies: 58
Views: 17644

Re: Rambles (4p, 5.8)

I agree with supafly that you don't need any of our approval, and I'm sorry if that's what I conveyed. Probably should have been more sensitive when phrasing given the criticism you normally receive. I was actually defending your route-setting styles when chatting with another climber I met on the r...
by MarkR
Tue May 08, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Rambles (4p, 5.8)
Replies: 58
Views: 17644

Re: Rambles (4p, 5.8)

Thanks again Jeremy. Out of curiosity, why did you choose to break it into four pitches? It seemed to go pretty naturally in two.

Everybody else, get on it before it's too busy to get on! Don't bother scrambling your way to the base again.
by MarkR
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Starter trad rack for Squamish?
Replies: 9
Views: 3034

Re: Starter trad rack for Squamish?

I'd argue you could skip the trad draws for a beginner rack, assuming you have regular draws to fit the bill with a bit of rope drag. Trad draws are sweet though, so if you don't have regular draws and can afford it then definitely buy some.
by MarkR
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: New Routes / Cleaning / Trail Updates
Topic: Genesis Wall - Murrin Park
Replies: 69
Views: 23049

Re: Genesis Wall - Murrin Park

Had a great time in Genesis/Geneside on Sunday, thanks for the hard work. Lame about the bolt, as a 5.10 leader would've liked to have felt comfortable trying it ground up instead of TR.

Those routes were definitely the highlight of the day and a great addition to Murrin. Keep up the good work.