Tag Archives: Squamish

A Minor Fiasco (Red Heather January 22)

Participants: Old, flappy Jeff Mottershead and Devlin Mottershead I’m supposed to be a climber, but even in the middle of summer my son, Devlin, would rather hike up to some random snow patch or glacier and get some turns in … Continue reading

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Lake Lovely Water and beyond

30th Sep – 2nd Oct After seeing the weather forecast, plans for the weekend were a bit up in the air; shall we stay or shall we go. Amin, the trip organizer was desperately trying to organize lifts, check people … Continue reading

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Lead Ladder 2016

This year the Lead Ladder weekend took place on July 2-3 and was again a huge success. On Saturday we practiced gear placements at the Sugarloaf area in Murrin Park and on Sunday we set out in teams of two … Continue reading

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Skypilot Scramble, August 2016

  Participants: Jonah Adelman, Amin Aziznia, Enrique Cabon, and Mirko Moeller Date: August 27th, 2016 Recently settling in at UBC and it’s Jumpstart program for international students, I thought scrambling in Squamish sounded like a satisfying way to introduce myself … Continue reading

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TBT3: Mikey’s Offwidth Journal (2002)

Summertime is here in full swing and it’s time to scope out projects and things to do. Like many mislead souls in the past I’ve set my sights on Pipeline and am terrified. I’ve compiled a Squamish Offwidths Checklist for … Continue reading

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Burns ‘n’ Turns 2016 Part I: Total Eclipse of Brew Hut By Bill Shmygol

Friday, 7:30 pm. I was solemnly resigned to the fact that I would not be able to find a ride to the Mt Brew Trail head and when my phone went off and Amanda cheerfully told me that she had … Continue reading

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Welcome to Aid

At some point, Chris and I decided we wanted to spend two days climbing University Wall.  Like most silly plans, it sounds ludicrous at first, but somehow certain to happen. Having only aid climbing a few pitches each, we figured … Continue reading

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Lead Ladder 2015

This years Lead Ladder was a huge success! Many thanks to all the instructors who dedicated their time and energy to help teach us all the techniques and tricks of trad climbing. A special thanks goes to Jon for putting … Continue reading

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Erockita : Introduction to Rock Climbing

By Ella Weik Saturday, 21st March. A group of 20 bravely, adventurous climbers are heading bright and early to the smoke bluffs. No one else is around – because it is raining. Everything is wet and the sky doesn’t look … Continue reading

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Brew Hut debacle lives up to its name

The day started bright and early, with my pack readied the night before and my lovingly prepared sandwiches, avy gear, and flask of rum ready by the door. This being my first VOC trip other than Longhike (which according to … Continue reading

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