Current conditions in Squamish

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Current conditions in Squamish

Post by tobyfk » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:27 am

It struck me as odd there isn't a permanent "conditions" topic on this forum. (Maybe locals don't want to spread the knowledge?)

For out-of-town climbers the webcams are a good resource:


Anyway, from my recent experience, there's lots of dry rock out there:

Bluffs: large number are now totally dry ... you have to look hard to find any serious slime or seepage.

Fernhill: most routes seem climbable if a bit greasy.

Chek: Forgotten Wall area is dry.

Anyone want to add to that list?

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Re: Current conditions in Squamish

Post by thebigchin » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:27 pm

Great idea. As long as the weather holds, I'll be coming over from Hornby Island on Wed for a few days. I'm planning on a few of the drier apron routes, a few routes in the bluffs, and some scattered dry bits here and there. Will Wiretap be dry? Skywalker?

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Re: Current conditions in Squamish

Post by tobyfk » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:24 pm

thebigchin wrote:Will Wiretap be dry? Skywalker?
Don't know for sure but open west-facing areas like the Apron and Grand Wall look mostly dry ... and the Wiretrap and Skywalker faces have a similar orientation. Though from memory the first pitch of Skywalker is a drainage channel.

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Re: Current conditions in Squamish

Post by t2climb » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:26 pm

Sadly enough this nice stretch of weather is ending.................

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pag ... ric_e.html

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Re: Current conditions in Squamish

Post by scrubber » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:49 am

Should this thread really be sticky to the top of the list? How about a thread titled something like "Links to Squamish weather forcasts" that just has weatheroffice and other forcasting links to help folks plan their trips?

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Re: Current conditions in Squamish

Post by tobyfk » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:15 am

The forum already has that .. see menu bar at the top.

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Re: Current conditions in Squamish

Post by jonny2vests » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:46 pm

Lots at Murrin dry today.

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Re: Current conditions in Squamish

Post by tobyfk » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:59 pm

At Chek today. Forgotten Wall is partially dry ... still some bad seepage on some routes. It was much drier one week ago.

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Re: Current conditions in Squamish

Post by jonny2vests » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:15 pm

Back to Murrin today. Unsurprisingly pretty much everything is dry at Sugarloaf and almost nothing is dry at Zoe.

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Re: Current conditions in Squamish

Post by natsdad » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:38 am

Hello locals:

It's Sunday morning and I'm thinking about driving up from Van. Is it very wet in squish?

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Re: Current conditions in Squamish

Post by jonny2vests » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:46 am

Snake on the Apron last night had a couple of damp patches, but no show stoppers.

Anyone know if Rock On will be dry, or is the South Gully no go for a while yet?

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Re: Current conditions in Squamish

Post by jonny2vests » Fri May 03, 2013 10:28 pm

Krimo Gold all dry today apart from the last pitch which is still do-able.

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Re: Current conditions in Squamish

Post by natsdad » Mon May 06, 2013 10:55 am

Climbed Bullehead East yesterday - the second pitch was slightly greasy and the fourth pitch (finger crack) was a bit more greasy. All climbable. There were a couple of other parties out and everyone seemed to be enjoying this fine multi-pitch climb and the beautiful weather (we all started early before the sun and heat became a big factor).

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Re: Current conditions in Squamish

Post by jonny2vests » Tue May 07, 2013 12:07 am

Did New Life on the North Walls yesterday, walked along Astro Ledge, saw no significant wetness.

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Re: Current conditions in Squamish

Post by squamish climber » Fri May 10, 2013 8:51 am

Dang! Looks like you better go get some. Rain making a reappearence.

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