Never been climbing out here. Going to be passing through with the girlfriend the week before and after the Mountain Festival. We were wondering, are the crowds on the walls going to be heinous around this event? Is it even worth our time to stop? Or does everyone clear out pretty fast?
Thanks for any info.
An obscure classic. Supposed to be better than Sunblessed. Can anybody guess?
photo credit J Mace
When you reach the top, keep climbing -- Zen proverb
From this thread http://squamishclimbing.com/squamish_cl ... f=2&t=2905
With careful route selection crowds can be avoided, and 5 star routes of any grade can be enjoyed without line ups. For example, on any given day at the "Squaw" (can't remember how to spell the politically correct name) the Great Game and Birds of Prey will likely have line ups while phenomenal Right Wing in between will likely be totally un-crowded. On the bulletheads, Liquid Gold might involve a fair bit of waiting for other parties to get up the last pitch. But Wild Turkey to the left will likely only require waiting for your partner to slowly slither up the horrendously flaring and seemingly unending slot of misery, which could be a while. (Not nearly as bad as it sounds)
It is true that most of these uncrowded routes, much like humans, may sometimes have slight reputations for being more awkward than their more popular neighbors, these reputations are sometimes warranted but often times not (wild turkey and pipeline fall into the warranted category due to wideness) and there is only one way to find out! I hope that you enjoy your time in Squamish and have a great experience!
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