Tag Archives: trad

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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Victoria Day Climbing: In Which Tim Emmett and Fred Beckey Were Ross-ist

Canadians are lucky to have three days off in May to commemorate Queen Victoria and the monarchy. Several VOC members couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the royal family than to climb. With that, faff began on planning … Continue reading

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Rock-climbing season never ends

Little did we know, that Diego and my chatting at Phelix hut about going to Squamish on the first weekend in the year would become reality… After returning from an amazing four days of skiing, my stoke to slay some … Continue reading

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The Misty Icefield Traverse (April 20-28)

On April 20, Piotr Forysinski, Ben SP, Clemens Adolphs, Stephanie Grothe and I (Julien Renard) decided to put an end to the month long email faff that was threatening to overload my email account and finally go explore the Misty … Continue reading

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The Weekend Adventure Tournament Extravaganza

It was a strange weekend. Vancouver We hatched the plan the previous Sunday.  I was watching football with ex-VOCer Alex Thompson, bored and rained out for the weekend.  Sustained rain had ended the Squamish climbing season, and with reliable skiing … Continue reading

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2012 Lead Ladder

This year Jon introduced the “lead ladder”, a 4-evening plus one weekend trad climbing course for VOCers willing to pass on their skills afterwards. The lead ladder started with the UBC-Wednesday sessions which were: 1) Equipment theory sessions: Here we … Continue reading

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Joffre NW ridge

Some time ago Sam McKoy emailed me basically saying “let’s do something hard involving skis”. A little hunting around at photos suggested that we might be able to keep the grade on Joffre NW ridge down by bypassing difficulties out … Continue reading

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