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Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Orphan (5.9)
By: Dru When: Oct 7, 2014

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Comments: Aka "Minutia" (so-called in the 85 Campbell guide).
Classic 5.8, steep for the grade for Squamish.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Peasant's Route (5.10c)
By: Dru When: Aug 7, 2014

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Comments: geoff, this was not the first route in Squamish. North and South Gullies were the first two routes on the Chief (Feb. and April 58, a couple months in advance of Peasants)


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area : ... : Where in The World Is Carme... (5.9)
By: Dru When: Jun 9, 2014

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Comments: There's also a new continuation from the Crapo brothers which climbs out left above the last bolt of Carmen, following additional ledges, past two new bolts to a chain station. This avoids the 5.5 trad finish of Carmen, Skyfall and MITD and extends the good stuff a bit longer.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area : ... : Treefrog (5.8+ PG13)
By: Dru When: Apr 26, 2014

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Comments: Heads up - the tree at the top with the anchor chain is dead. It's pretty solid for now but it won't last forever.
There is now a two bolt anchor with rap chain about 10 feet right of the tree, on the ledge. It's still worthwhile to clip the chain around the tree as a directional for the second if belaying or lowering off the anchor.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Sea to Sky Corridor : ... : Photo
By: Dru When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: Actually the Cheakamus River. The Squamish is on the other side of the mountains to the west.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area : ... : Bootsauce (5.7)
By: Dru When: Aug 6, 2013

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Comments: Recleaned and extended by John, with a couple of bolt added. 5.6 to the first anchor (three bolts, also possible gear placements); the extension has a 5.9ish move near the upper anchor. Easy to continue up to TreeFrog from the upper anchor.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area : ... : Where in The World Is Carme... (5.9)
By: Dru When: Aug 6, 2013

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Comments: Variation - start up the first two or three meters of Crystal Ether and then traverse a right-leaning handcrack under the log to reach the ledge below the bolts, instead of taking the original start on the right up the flake. Done this way the pro is to the left of the climber all the way up and you never have to worry about a rope running under your legs as a potential backflip hazard as you pull the crux.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Canadian North Cascades
By: Dru When: Apr 13, 2013

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Comments: You mean either Slesse or Tomyhoi. If you can see a big flat glacier bench left of the summit, then Tomyhoi.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Canadian North Cascades : ... : Photo
By: Dru When: Apr 13, 2013

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Comments: It's Mount Blum, with Glacier Pk (or possible Rainier) behind.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area : ... : Bloody Finger (5.11a)
By: Dru When: Sep 30, 2012

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Comments: This climb has seen some scrubbing with two brand new bolts appearing near the arete about 4 feet right of the flake which used to be used to protect the opening moves. Possibly a squeezed in direct start or?


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Photo
By: Dru When: Aug 1, 2012

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Comments: Easier as a layback


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Rock On Direct (aka Hard On... (5.10c)
By: Dru When: Jul 31, 2012

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Comments: This route is called "Rock On Direct". FA Bob Milward and Bruce Kay July 1983. FFA Jack Lewis, Peter Hiltner and Valerie Rossner, same month and year.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area : ... : Turbulence (5.10b R)
By: Dru When: Jul 8, 2012

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Comments: Added two bolts on the cruxy arete section, no longer R rated but still rather airy feeling at the crux.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area : ... : April Fool (5.10a)
By: Dru When: Jul 8, 2012

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Comments: New two rap anchor station at the top as of today :)
Seeps a little bit after wet weather.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Out to Lunge (5.10a)
By: Dru When: Jun 5, 2012

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Comments: The lower traverse is a 5.8 variant to Easter Island, first cleaned and climbed by Mark Mason and Derrick Horne in 2005.

The proper Out To Lunge climbs a short rightwards traverse (thin crack, easier to foot traverse than hand traverse) and up to gain the higher of the two traverses. More like 5.9 than 10a.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Salal Jam (5.7)
By: Dru When: Jun 5, 2012

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Comments: This route is now called Salal Jam. It used to be just the left-hand start to Asleep at the Wheel.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area : ... : Root Picker (5.8)
By: Dru When: May 15, 2012

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Comments: Dug most of the weeds and routes out last weekend but it could use some further manicuring at the top. A great hand-sized crack and stemming corner overall.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area : ... : Turbulence (5.10b R)
By: Dru When: May 15, 2012

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Comments: Added a two bolt rap anchor about 5m past Marc-Andre's old sling-around-a-tree belay. Will give it a touch up scrub and add a bolt at the crux as per M-A's instructions which should tame the R rating somewhat. Great slabby arete climbing overall.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area : ... : April Fool (5.10a)
By: Dru When: May 15, 2012

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Comments: Mostly clean; a little bit grassy at the top where you traverse right. Similar in nature to some of the Solarium climbs on the Squamish Chief. Station is currently slings around a tree with a quick link, but the bolt fund is paying for rap anchors to be added here.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area : ... : Off The Grid (5.12-)
By: Dru When: Apr 29, 2012

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Comments: The start off the ledge is thin and balancy, about 6 to 7 moves long. I'm nowhere near freeing it. Soloed the rest of the climb from the stance just past the second bolt. FFA is up for grabs, have at it.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area : ... : Midget Love (5.12a/b)
By: Dru When: Apr 15, 2012

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Comments: Now has 4 bolts.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area : ... : The First Degree (5.10c)
By: Dru When: Feb 7, 2012

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Comments: added hanger to 4th bolt Feb 4.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area
By: Dru When: Jan 13, 2012

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Comments: At the climbing gym in Abbotsford or from Jer Postal himself.... hmmm only 50 copies were printed, maybe not
jeremypostal.com/index.php/201...


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area
By: Dru When: Jan 8, 2012

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Comments: there are out of print guides to some areas of the valley and an in-print guide to the bouldering at Hunter Creek. Otherwise, this is your best resource. Plus it's free!


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area : Hunter Creek Bouldering
By: Dru When: Oct 29, 2011

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Comments: There is active logging up Hunter Creek right now, which means loaded logging trucks coming down the road at high speed. Be aware, park and walk with care, and don't get hit.


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