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by Steve Townshend
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Need a place to live in Squamish
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Try the Squamish Chief (Local Newspaper) Classifieds, they're on-line (they're more up-to-date/current on the internet than in the actual paper each week). here's the Link: http://www.squamishchief.com/madison/WQuestion.nsf/SCClassifiedCat?OpenView&Start=1&Count=100&Expand=40#40 or try Craigslist: w...
by Steve Townshend
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Smith Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 3050

Toxic 5.11c

Toxic 5.11c in the Agro Gully (when you go up into the Gully.... walk past all the hard routes on the right and up onto the ledge, Toxic starts on the ledge up left). Ultra Classic.

Get's sun in the morning so if it's cold do it then.
by Steve Townshend
Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: SAS Update: Murrin Parking Closed
Replies: 13
Views: 3074

Chief Parking.... Venting a bit....

Hey Tyrone, i went to the Boulders yesterday (to try the Silent Menace now that the hold broke.... off topic ---> bad news: the hold that was remaining below the old JUG that broke.... well.... it broke off now too! there's still a crimp, but MUCH smaller.... sorry to Sean McColl who i know was work...
by Steve Townshend
Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: chek canyon
Replies: 10
Views: 2458

we just went up to Chek today (Thursday March 13th); it took us about 40 min to walk up to the parkinglot (you CAN'T drive up there unless you have a snowmobile), the snow is DEEP!!!!! about up to my waist for part of the way, and DEEPER than my knees for ALL of the way up! we didn't make it past th...
by Steve Townshend
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: SAS Update: Murrin Parking Closed
Replies: 13
Views: 3074

Hey Tyrone, you seem to be the guy to ask about the Construction and how it'll affect climbing in the future... i have some questions maybe you can answer: - The Papose Access? - 69 Access (this year and future years)? - Nightmare? - those other sport routes on the same side as 69 (i haven't climbed...
by Steve Townshend
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: SAS Update: Murrin Parking Closed
Replies: 13
Views: 3074

any word about Murrin? i thought it was suppost to be ok by March 9th but i drove by yesterday and it didn't even look CLOSE to being ok to go back there yet??? it's a FULL-ON Construction site!!! is that leagal for them to take-over our park? ("our" meaning ALL the people of BC) i want to clip some...
by Steve Townshend
Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: chek canyon
Replies: 10
Views: 2458

Chek

i spoke to a guy who went there a week and a half ago, he said there was 2-3 feet of snow! they had to park at the bottom of the hill (obviously) and then they TRIED to walk up the hill but couldn't because too much snow! (past their knees and no snow-shoes). it's warmed up a bit since then, but i t...
by Steve Townshend
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: VIMFF Best of the Fest on tour
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

hey Ivan, how about some more info (rather than getting bombarded by e-mails)... What Films are going to be showing in Squamish? How much do Tickets Cost? some friends missed Dean's Film and really wanted to see it.... will his be showing again? any speakers going to be there as well? any more info ...
by Steve Townshend
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: 5.10d in 1967?
Replies: 18
Views: 5139

PS. what "modern training methods" do we have today that are so good? until last month i haven't even climbed in a gym in 8 yrs! and each summer i still do 5.13+ within a week of climbing (after MONTHS on the couch during winter) and 5.14 every year (eatting junk food and NOT training at all!)
by Steve Townshend
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: 5.10d in 1967?
Replies: 18
Views: 5139

13c isn't THAT hard....

not to beat a dead horse here, but just so you know it's possible.... i've done 13c bare-foot. (Big Blue in the Surf-Bowls in Mexico). and i definately do NOT consider myself to be strong!!! i've know non-climbers who can do 1 arm pull-ups; if 13c back in the day seems "far fetched" to you: common m...
by Steve Townshend
Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: 5.10d in 1967?
Replies: 18
Views: 5139

Brendan, i realize i forgot SOME of the details about the article (like if it was the 50's or 60's) but, some things i do remember.... mainly because it was the whole point of the article.... he climbed a 13c WAY WAY WAY before anybody else.... not 12a. I'm not sure who YOU are Brendan, but i know w...
by Steve Townshend
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: Roadtrip in summer
Replies: 3
Views: 1460

Squamish in the summer

Theo, i agree with JSmith that there are plenty of climbers here in the summer.... However... if you are into SPORT CLIMBING (like myself) it can be quite hard to find regular partners in Squamish.... it's much easier if you Boulder (90% of all the climbers in squamish in the summer seem to be Bould...
by Steve Townshend
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: 5.10d in 1967?
Replies: 18
Views: 5139

Hardest route back in "the day"

Ok, i don't remember all the specific's (dates, etc), but a few years back there was an Article in one of the Mags about this very topic.... i'll try to sumerize as i remember (if you REALL want to know, you'll have to look up the article). MANY YEARS AGO..... There was a Buddhist Temple somewhere i...
by Steve Townshend
Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: multi pitch routes
Replies: 23
Views: 6338

PPS. i also don't remember 100% for sure, but i thought it was more like 5.5 or 5.6 than 5.9??? i remember it being EASY! like WAY easier than Diedra or Snake (those are the only other two easy [below 5.10] multi-pitch routes i've done in Squamish)
by Steve Townshend
Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Squamish Climbing Forum
Topic: multi pitch routes
Replies: 23
Views: 6338

North North Arete is 5.9 Have you or anyone else done this route? I've heard it's the worst climb in Canada.... can't possibly be worse than that scoops and dimples POS on the south apron though. That was the first route i did in Squamish (probably 8 yrs ago). i thought it was fun! i've done BAD ro...