Smoke Bluffs Park Top Ten Climbs

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Re: Smoke Bluffs Park Top Ten Climbs

Post by Dru » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:27 pm

Sky Dancing
Gord's Block
Talking Holds
Old Age
The Zip
Laughing Crack
Wonderland
Sphinxter Quits
Orifice Fish
the beav
First Class
Easter Island
Neat and Cool
Popeye and the Raven
Partners in Crime
Skulduggery
Nubile Woman
Unearthly Delights
20 Minute Workout
Burgers and Fries

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Re: Smoke Bluffs Park Top Ten Climbs

Post by Lurch » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:15 pm

Finger Fist and Hand is sweet.
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So is Quarryman.
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Clandestine is definetly a classic.
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Re: Smoke Bluffs Park Top Ten Climbs

Post by rolfr » Thu May 03, 2012 11:19 pm

Point Blank is a double entendre, I named it after a Clint Eastwood movie and since the crux comes at a blank point.
Back in the day and still on my sunny day list, these are my top 10 Bluff climbs, not in any specific order

1. Cold Comfort
2. Super value
3.Token Brits
4. Mosquito and the Connection
5. Flying Circus
6. Neat and Cool
7.Yorkshire Gripper
8.Clandestine Affair
9.The Zip
10.Penny Lane

Honourable mentions

Talking Holds
Turbo Charge
S+M Delight
Cat Crack
Partners in Crime
Crime of the Century
Were Wolves of London
Wonder Land
Octopus Garden
Ridge Runner
Funorama

And a special category for slabs

Catch me Quicker
Evaporation
Raging Duck
Jangling Ball Wall
Power Windows
Popeye and the Raven
Fatty Bolger
Ridge Runner
Sudden Impact (Retro bolted by Jeff Thompson)
Resoler

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Re: Smoke Bluffs Park Top Ten Climbs

Post by squamish climber » Fri May 04, 2012 8:39 am

Nice Additions Rolf,

I see a few climbs making repeat appearances.

You put Cold Comfort (5.9) at the top of your list. I should get on that climb, looks right up my ally. "An excellent finger crack. Good protection and rests" Mclane guide 2005.
I wonder why Boulder Gully isn't more popular. It's close to the car park. I always kind of felt the climbs there seem to have a brooding feeling -- maybe because they are in often in the shade.

No one has mentioned Spiderfly. I thought it was a bit of a test-piece?

Rolf, you're the first to note Fatty Bolger. Are there not any really good climbs on High Cliff. The Gift 5.7 was mentioned in an article Squamish's Hidden Classics a couple of years ago.

Good stuff folks - keep them coming.
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Re: Smoke Bluffs Park Top Ten Climbs

Post by natsdad » Mon May 07, 2012 9:35 am

[quote="rolfr"]

Back in the day and still on my sunny day list, these are my top 10 Bluff climbs, not in any specific order

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For the under 5.10 climbs I give thumbs up to:
Quarryman
Laughing Crack
Mosquito & Phlegmish Dance (one long pitch=great value)
Gross Incompetence (scary for the grade)
Cold Comfort
Old Age

For the over 5.10 climbs, I give thumbs up to:
Daydream Believer
Sky Dancing
Popeye and the Raven (unusual moves for a smoke bluffs climb)
Super Value
Centre Street

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Re: Smoke Bluffs Park Top Ten Climbs

Post by marc_leclerc » Mon May 07, 2012 1:49 pm

Neat and Cool, and Climb and Punishment are my fave 10's.

For 5.11's I think 'Weenie' and 'Teenage Girls won't Blow Gorbies' at Penny Lane are two of the best in the bluffs. Werewolves of London as well.

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Re: Smoke Bluffs Park Top Ten Climbs

Post by Lurch » Wed May 09, 2012 8:41 pm

You put Cold Comfort (5.9) at the top of your list. I should get on that climb, looks right up my ally. "An excellent finger crack. Good protection and rests" Mclane guide 2005.
You should get on that one dave. It's fun. Picket Line 5.9 on the other side of the gully is fun too.

Nina on Picket Line 5.9
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Left side of Boulder gully
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Picket line in the center

Grant on Supercharger 10c
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Re: Smoke Bluffs Park Top Ten Climbs

Post by Chris155 » Mon May 21, 2012 7:29 am

Glad someone mentioned "Old Age" I rarely see anyone on it and it reminds me of a "Rock On" Styles.

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Re: Smoke Bluffs Park Top Ten Climbs

Post by PJH » Mon May 21, 2012 10:26 am

Lurch wrote:

Grant on Supercharger 10c
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Isn't that "Supervalue"?

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Re: Smoke Bluffs Park Top Ten Climbs

Post by Lurch » Mon May 21, 2012 4:23 pm

you are correct sir.

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Re: Smoke Bluffs Park Top Ten Climbs

Post by islander » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:30 pm

Any recent / new climbs to add to the list? I'm slowly making my way through these

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Re: Smoke Bluffs Park Top Ten Climbs

Post by ryanlynne » Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:05 pm

5.7 - Cat Crack
5.7 - Laughing Crack
5.7 - Burgers & Fries
5.8 - Quarryman
5.8 - Octopus Garden in the Shade
5.8 - Pixes Corner
5.9 - Cold Comfort
5.9 - Pennylane
5.9 - First Class
5.10a - Smokebluff Connector
5.10a - Flying Circus
5.10a - Neat & Cool
5.10a - The Zip (private property)
5.10b - Split Beaver
5.10c - Supervalue
5.10c - Center Street
5.10c - Popeye & the Raven
5.10d - Token Brits Direct
5.11a - Partners in Crime
5.11b - Yorkshire Gripper
5.11b - Electric Ball
5.11c - Crime of the Century
5.13a - Zombie Roof

Honorable Mention:
5.7 - Cornflakes
5.7 - Mouse Trap
5.7 - Squatters Rights
5.8 - Easter Island
5.8 - Mosquito
5.8 - Asleep at the Wheel
5.8 - Magical Child
5.9 - Joes Crack
5.9 - Finger Fist and Hand
5.9 - Old Age
5.9 - Clandestine Affair
5.9 - Ridge Runner
5.10a - The GMB
5.10a - Coronary Bypass
5.10a - Electric Boltage
5.10b - Seam of Destiny
5.10c - Geritol
5.10c - Elephantiasis
5.10c - Sammy's Frog
5.11a - Kangaroo Corner
5.11a - Evaporation
5.11a - Werewolves of London

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Re: Smoke Bluffs Park Top Ten Climbs

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