Avg: 4 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 430 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||11/2013 - Danny Guestrin, Jon Rigg, Ben Stanley, Dave Brown, Dom Ngo, Chris Dinner, Will Kahlert|
|Page Views:||1,262 total · 29/month|
|Shared By:||Danny Guestrin on May 23, 2016|
|Admins:||Kate Lynn, Nate Ball|
District of Squamish provides the following guidance on its website: “Camping is not allowed on District or private property, unless the property is zoned specifically for that purpose. Crown land does not fall under this restriction, however within District of Squamish municipal boundaries, District bylaws do apply to open fires, littering, wildlife attractants, noise, and environmental concerns. District Bylaw Officers can and do attend many unauthorised campsites in order to enforce bylaws.” In correspondence, the District also added that: “Camping on municipal streets or municipal or private parking lots in the District is not permitted under any circumstances.”
From Peter Winter: DO NOT CAMP ALONG THE MAMQUAM FSR BETWEEN THE HIGHWAY AND THE BRIDGE THAT CROSSES STAWAMUS RIVER. THIS MEANS NO VAN CAMPING OR TENTS. THIS AREA IS BC PARKS AND IT IS ILLEGAL FOR YOU TO DO SO. THIS HAS BECOME A VERY SENSITIVE ISSUE. THERE IS FREE CAMPING AT THE CHEK CLIMBING AREA AND NEW, CHEAP CAMPING HERE.
FFA: 05/2016 – Danny Guestrin, Jon Rigg, Laurent Janssen
Nanook follows steep cracks and corners on the lower-left side of the North Walls. This well-protected route features wild and varied climbing with exciting positions. It was first climbed as a winter adventure and upon reaching the top it was clear this line needed to be cleaned for its free climbing potential.
Pitch 1 (5.11d, 30m): Clip a bolt and climb right to gain a partially bolted left-facing offwidth corner to a ledge. Make slabby moves up and left to a thin crack in a shallow corner. At the top of the corner, step right and face climb to a bolted belay on a ledge.
Pitch 2 (5.11b, 35m): Climb the double corners above the belay and move right to gain the major left-facing corner system. Near its top, climb right under a small roof to an overhanging finger and hand crack. Bolted belay at a tree stump on the corner above. Burly and exposed.
Pitch 3 (5.11b, 25m): Continue up the corner through a roof (bolt). Delicate face climbing and stemming past three bolts leads to a steep crack that climbs out of the huge roof that looms above to a bolted belay at a stance.
Pitch 4 (5.9, 30m): Climb the offwidth to its top and move left to climb the left leaning gaping crack (fixed piton). Bolted belay. Those uncomfortable with wide climbing may find a second 6” cam useful.
Pitch 5 (5.10c, 15m): Climb a narrowing finger crack in a clean left facing corner.
Descent: 4 rappels with a single 70m rope. Make two 30m rappels down the wall to the climbers left of Nanook. On the 3rd rappel, rap right to the top of the 1st pitch (watch the ends of the rope - ie. tie knots!).