Tag Archives: Climb

Hitting the Deck on a Top 100 “Protected” 5.9

Sunday, Oct 6: Having just learned trad at Rock Party the week before, I’ve been eager to get out to Squamish and practice leading on as many climbs as I can before heading off on a five-month Arctic excursion with … Continue reading

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The Buddy Picture: A Yosemite Adventure

by: Artem Babaian (AB) & Andrew G. Chapman (AGC) ## Prologue AB: “Because it is there.” I’ve long viewed climbing as a solitary pursuit. I climb to test my constitution, and because I can. Last winter I trained countless exhausting … Continue reading

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Quest for the Golden Larches

On the chilly morning of 29th September 2018, a group consisting of professors, VOC veterans, UBC alumni, and students converged at EC Manning Park, in search of the famous Golden Larches. These larches look like typical conifers but shed their … Continue reading

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Skaha-Looking for Dry Weather

Mid March should be the start of spring, the start of traverses, the start of the sun. But this past few weeks we have experienced the opposite, weather has deteriorated, avi conditions have been too high and visibility to low … 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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Inspiration in the clouds – Eldorado Peak, North Cascades

I first heard about Eldorado from a friend in Seattle area. The photo of the snow arete instantly grabbed my attention and after a bit of homework, it was added to my short list of objectives for near future. Eldorado … Continue reading

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East Ridge of Alpha Mountain

Participants: Artem Babaian and Jeff Taylor, July 21-22, 2016 For the last few weeks I’ve been constantly on the move and my brain flipping between tasks, often all at once. Modern life is a cacophony of stimulation; write the review … Continue reading

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TBT 4: Bugaboo Epic — A Climber’s Story (1995)

Summer mountaineering season is here and whispers of far off peaks can be heard amongst the VOCers. It’s THE time to get outside and do those iconic lines you’ve been drooling over all winter. One way to get inspired on … 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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Red Rocks Reading Week Adventure February 13-20, 2016

From February 13-20, 2016, a group of 8 VOCers made their way down to Red Rocks, Nevada for a week of climbing. In our crew we had Jake Jones, Emmanuel Beraud, Annie Maurer, John McKenna, Mike Wathen, Cindy Gu, Lesley … Continue reading

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