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By Michael C
From New Jersey
Jan 29, 2013
Mt Minsi, PA
Going to Squamish in August 2013. Yeah! Other than that, I have no idea. I've only seen pictures of this gigantic rock.

Staying in Vancouver, able to go climbing just for a day. I'm kind of a chill climber (5.6-5.8) interested in multiple pitches (3 or more) can anyone recommend classics in that range? I wouldn't mind doing a couple really long, easy climbs and that be it.

Also, if anyone can recommend a good guide service and guide!

Michael C

By dylanfllr
Jan 31, 2013
There should be a few things on the Apron in that range, I'd choose whichever you can get on. Skywalker is supposed to be good, haven't done it yet.

I know Sonnie Trotter does some guiding, and it would be cool to hang out with him for the day.

By johnthethird
Jan 31, 2013
squamish rock guides.

By Mark Roberts
From Vancouver, BC
Feb 16, 2013
There isn't a wide variety of multis in your grade range, but know that the grading here is often pretty soft.

Somebody mentioned Diedre, but I'd say Calculus is a better climb for the grade:

That's not a very popular opinion as Dierdre is a polished classic, so if you like waiting in long lines to get stuck behind slow parties on slabby routes then the choice is yours:

Skywalker is also a lot of fun. Like Calculus mostly low-key, but the 5.8 pitch is pretty legit for Squish grading.

You might want to consider Rambles as a fun few pitches. Mostly 5.6, four pitches, some crack, some slab and some jug haul.

Options (and route quality) improve greatly with only a few added grades, so my advice would be to try and strengthen up to 10- before August. Have fun, hope you have good weather, maybe we'll see you out there.


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