Smallman, the base of the climb is still below the campground water intake, which is good, since inevitably someone with poop near the base of Wiretap. Actually, it is surprising the water at the campground is drinkable at all; do they treat it? Everyone and their dog (literally) washes their dirty a$% in that creek.smallman wrote:Yeah the pressure washer could work but I wonder if the crag is above the water intake for the chief campground. If so then the pressure washer could wash sediment into the creek contaminating the campground water supply and filtration system. Which would be bad. It was just an idea anyway.
smallman, glad to hear that you liked Thriller on the Pillar. I love that route too. I put two full days of cleaning into it and it was worth it. How did you find the end? We pondered and pondered about what to do. In the end, we put in a bolt after the crux, to prevent awkward falls for the leader or second. Did that work for you?
Rumble in the Jungle. Which part did you find hard? I'm guessing it was at the second bolt at the chimney. There's a bit of a trick to it I guess. I've climbed it and found it straightforward. And my friends Katy and Kelly climbed it and thought the same. Perhaps some beta would go a long way. At the second bolt, stay in the corner, and chimney straight up until you can get your foot on a rail. Once you do, it's a piece of piss.
TAKE THE WIRE TAP SURVEY
Great weekend up at Wire Tap. Plenty of folks out having a good time.
The topo is now complete. All the links will take you to the newest one.
On Saturday, Damien and Alex tried to send Eavesdrop. But the tinyness of the holds at the crux spat them off. Rick and Jacqui had a try or 12 on Sunday. But nay. So Ian and Tony stepped up and sent. They said something in the 10d to 11b range. I put 11a on the topo.
Rick on Eavesdrop.
Tony, floating like a butterfly
Tony, stinging like a bee.
Ian on Hearsay
Jacqui following P3 of Wire Tap.
Jacqui leading P4 of Wire Tap
Rick following P4 of Wire Tap
Last weekend Jer and I reclimbed the first pitch of Wiretap. Good, interesting climbing, and a different perspective of Squamish. Anyway, some updates…
1) “Spring cleaned” Hearsay and pitch one of Wiretap.
2) Upgraded the anchor for Rumble in the Jungle.
3) Everything was surprisingly dry. There is a strong updraft, and at risk of a jinx, I think that overall this area will be quick to dry.
The Wiretap area is good to go, this is early season, so expect all that comes with that for the time being. Enjoy the climbs, the pitch two belay, and the unique atmosphere.
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