'Newish' crag in Smoke Bluffs - Grand Doug

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'Newish' crag in Smoke Bluffs - Grand Doug

Post by squamish climber » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:48 pm

Robin Barley's list of route contributions for Squamish continues to grow.

This is a new crag near Call it a Day. Looks like there are some nice easy moderates here. Anybody climb any of them?
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Re: 'Newish' crag in Smoke Bluffs - Grand Doug

Post by hevyduty » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:12 pm

I've climb ed all the cracks there really good However the routes had single staple anchors . These have been removed .there is one poor 2link one left its in a poor spot though .Its well worth visit Beaware at the present one of the two large firs fell and is hanging over the right side of the crag also theres no bolts on the leftand routes staples where removed enjoy hevy

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Re: 'Newish' crag in Smoke Bluffs - Grand Doug

Post by smallman » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:11 pm

And here I thought the Barley staples were proven unsafe and a thing of the past.

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Re: 'Newish' crag in Smoke Bluffs - Grand Doug

Post by natsdad » Mon May 06, 2019 1:04 pm

Hi All:

Yes: I climbed two of them this past Saturday. Wormwood Crack (5.8, or "letter D" on topo) and the climb to its' right "letter C", taking it's left-hand 5.9 variation. Both climbed well and had good protection and fine anchors (thanks for replacing the original staples!). Lovely shade from the grand Douglas Fir tree and no other people on a busy Saturday! Well worth the hike.

aka natsdad

ps: has anyone climbed the 5.10a "Bitter Beginnings"? Start looked spicy to me. Any comments?

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