Name this climb -- if you can even see it

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Name this climb -- if you can even see it

Post by squamish climber » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:06 pm

This is a relatively new route but obviously it hasn't been climbed in a while. I took this picture while out cragging at Smoke Bluffs last weekend.
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Here's a hint, it was in the vicinity of this crag :wink:
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Re: Name this climb -- if you can even see it

Post by Sang » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:09 pm

beached whale @ ferrets folly?

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Re: Name this climb -- if you can even see it

Post by squamish climber » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:03 pm

No, but like Beached Whale, this route is rated two stars in the Bourdon guide.
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Re: Name this climb -- if you can even see it

Post by Brendan » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:17 pm

"Dru" will know. For sure. I’d bet twenty carabiners on it.

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Re: Name this climb -- if you can even see it

Post by slopr » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:45 pm

the photo looks like the 10a rumours? to the left of fatty bolger, right of jug slab. no idea what the photo of moss is, could be the north side of a trailer on govt rd.

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Re: Name this climb -- if you can even see it

Post by squamish climber » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:02 am

Close enough, admittedly the photo isn't very good. I took the photo from the top looking down. I think that's one of the top anchor bolts you can just see sticking out of the moss. The climb is Robin's Route, 5.10c , four bolts plus gear. Here's the description from the Bourdon guide: "A very short climb is located on the face below the belay area for Jug Slab"  Robin Beach-03)
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Re: Name this climb -- if you can even see it

Post by Dru » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:35 pm

Too bad, it's a good route under the moss. More like 11a than 10c and according to Fern (who put it up) its name is "Little My" not "Robins Route".

Robin scrubbed and belayed.

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Re: Name this climb -- if you can even see it

Post by Brendan » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:10 pm

I just can’t believe how bloody thick that stuff is. I’ve seen routes grow back fast but never that thick. Reminds me of some women I see around...

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Re: Name this climb -- if you can even see it

Post by Dru » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:15 pm

There are a couple of areas in the bluffs where moss grows at unbelievable rates. The cliffs along the stairs stairs by Pixie Corner/Digital Dexterity are probably the worst. Shade and moistness make for moss incubators.

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