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Main article: Longhike

Longhike is the club's popular, annual rock climbing & party extravaganza. Small groups are led by an instructor who is a fellow VOC member with climbing experience. On Saturday there is a "rock school" in Squamish and groups climb at either Murrin Park or the Little Smoke Bluffs. All ability levels are welcome and no climbing experience is necessary. An alternative hiking trip will also be planned for those who do not wish to climb, but still want to be part of this fabulous weekend. Saturday night will feature dinner at Evans lake followed by a dessert potluck and a huge party with a DJ. Sunday and/or Monday is open to climbing (and/or hiking) and there will be no formal instruction. This is the perfect time to try out your newly learned skills with people that you have met climbing or partying.

Instructional Levels

Rock I - no climbing experience, or need a refresher on basic safety and how to tie in, belay, etc
Rock II - comfortable with Rock I techniques, learn to set-up anchors
Rock III - comfortable with Rock I and Rock II techniques, learn to lead climb

Hiking - an alternative to climbing (no actual instruction provided), no hiking experience necessary


Directions (pdf) to Evans Lake from Highway 99

October 10th - 11th, 2009


We will be meeting on October 10th, 2009 at 9:00 am SHARP in the Smoke Bluffs parking lot. Note: It takes a good solid hour of driving from Vancouver to get here so plan accordingly.

Driving directions from UBC (Westbrook Mall & University Boulevard) to Smoke Bluffs parking lot (Google Maps)


We will then meet at Evans Lake at 5:30 (Rock I) or 6:00 pm (Rock II) for dinner. Make sure you organize your car to collect people from wherever they are since people may get split up during the day.

Driving directions from Smoke Bluffs parking lot to Evans Lake Forest Education Centre (Google Maps)


Climbing in Squamish (Smoke Bluffs or Murrin Park), followed by a huge climbing party and sleepover at the Evans Lake Forest Education Centre. You'll be staying in cabins that fit 8-10 comfortably in bunk beds. Bring a sleeping bag, since there is no bedding or blankets. If the weather is good, there's also a lake!

What to bring

  • Clothes to climb in and stay warm and dry while at the base of the crag. Make sure you bring rain gear since it might rain
  • Lunch (We will not be going to Squamish for lunch; you need to have food)
  • Water
  • Potluck dessert
  • Helmet (climbing helmets are best but a bike helmet is ok)
  • Climbing harness and rock shoes at a minimum and an ATC belay device with a locking biner (bring all the climbing gear that you have especially for rock 2 and 3!). Sharing may be possible if you do not have the gear and the VOC does not have it. MEC rents out climbing shoes.
  • Sleeping bag (-7C or higher).
  • Thermarest or other camping mat


  • Tent (There are cabins with beds and floor space, but you might sleep better in a tent.)
  • Tarp (If its really going to rain this might be fun to hang out under with your group)
  • Musical instruments, other fun toys to play with



Tickets will be on sale starting on Clubs days, September 23rd - 25th, 2009

Price includes:

  • Climbing instruction, by our enthusiastic and somewhat competent Club Members.
  • Gear rental (plus a refundable damage deposit). Note: We don't have enough for everybody.
  • Accommodation for the night.
  • Party (DJ, etc).
  • All the food you can eat the night of the party and breakfast the next morning, as well as a dessert potluck!

Dry School (Mandatory!)

Date: Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Woodward Biomedical Library, WOOD 1

The purpose of Dry School is to:

  • Sort people into rides; join up drivers and passengers.
  • Sort people into instructional groups, according to your abilities, experience, and preferences.
  • Make sure everybody knows what to bring.
  • Answer any interesting questions.


Mandatory Instructors meeting will be at 5:30pm, 1 hour directly before dry school.
Please consult with Doris before adding your name here.

Ran Zhang & Christian Champagne
Line Lund Christiansen & Emily Beach
Steve Lerch & Andrew McGechaen
Nick Chng & Andrew Silversides
Lewis Kitchen & Justin Hall
Kai Chaplin & Christian Veenstra
Lara Thompson & Derrick Lee
Colin Vincent & Bob Lai
Dan Gainer & Grant Stewart
Philip Ketterer & Michael Blicker
Bram van Straaten & Seth Adams
Malcolm Tan & Maria Markov
Richard So & Boris Khramtsov
Arlin Kalenchuk & Anton Pitts

Rock Level

Burger & Fries

Sugarloaf wall (Left side)

Pixie's Corner

Neat and Cool
Jug Wall (tentative)

Electrical masts on top off ??bluff (on the right when on trail to Neat and Cool)

Ronin's Corner
MCM (mwahahahah...take that Richard n' Boris)

Medical Training/Gear

Emergency First Aid

Emergency First Aid

Basic First Aid

Emergency First Aid


The following is information about the Driver and their occupants. Please remember to BE AT THE SMOKE BLUFF PARKING LOT BY 9:00AM and therefore NO FAFFING! Keep an eye out on this page in case spots open up or more cars present themselves!


Rock Level


Passenger List

What if I don't have a ride?

  • Car: Keep an eye on the above section for availabilities. Things usually shift around a bit before the weekend.
  • Bus: Greyhound leaves Saturday morning from Vancouver @ Main St. station at 8:00 am. Arrives in Squamish at 9:10 am where some really nice drivers will act as shuttles to the bluffs.

People probably taking the bus (i.e. don't have rides):

  1. Alexander Westbye (Leaving from UBC)
  2. Luke Kysow (Leaving from UBC)
  3. Erik Nelsson (Leaving from UBC)

  1. Jennifer Senez - would love a ride - leaving from vancouver.(cambie/16th)
  2. Joti Sara- would love a ride - leaving from vancouver.(cambie/16th)
  3. Anthea Song - a ride would be lovely! (Leaving from UBC)

What if I am hiking instead of climbing?

Hikers will be going to Garibaldi lake. This is 18 kms return (9 one way), but it's practically a paved path, so we can do it in running shoes,carrying mostly lunch, water, and a jacket. Because we are not stopping at Smoke Bluffs, we need our own transportation system. I have room for four passengers in my car, and hopefully there will be other hikers with a car to share (or there will be only four hikers). I will email prospective hikers Tuesday around noon to see if this works for them, so that we will know what we are doing before the meeting Wed evening.

After the hike we will join the climbers at Evans lake. We can discuss plans for Sunday. Last year we did a bigger (more people) hike on Sunday, but we might be all hiked out by then.

Work Hikes

Want to rent gear? Or just lend a hand out of the goodness of your heart? Sign up below!

Dinner Cleanup sign up

  1. Jonathan Desautels
  2. Denis LeBlanc
  3. Edward Budiman
  4. Sarah Koch
  5. Miriam Bujak
  6. Helena Weiner
  7. Billy Fung
  8. Robert Sjödell
  9. Erik Nelsson
  10. Erica Mitchell

Morning Cleanup sign up

  1. Anna Sobieniak
  2. Alexander Westbye
  3. Denise Ramsden
  4. Luke Kysow
  5. Joti Sara
  6. Jennifer Senez
  7. Seolyeong Baek
  8. Hillary Topps

Bar Serving sign up

Note: You must be sober. There will be shifts.

  1. Jackie Buck
  2. Cameron Bathgate
  3. Jennifer Yip
  4. Megan Miller
  5. Anthea Song
  6. Torben Christensen
  7. Len Goff
  8. Ginny Hudson

External Links

Oker's pictures of Longhike 2006

Evans Lake's Conditions of Use (aka Rules)