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Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Area > Sully's Hangout > Shake Your Lettuce (5.10d)
By: natsdad When: Jul 18, 2017

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Comments: Fun route. Safely bolted.


Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Squamish > Slhanay (The Squaw) > Photophobia (5.10c/d)
By: natsdad When: Jun 22, 2017

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Comments: Climbed this a few years ago and really enjoyed it. It stays shady (except for very last pitch) and has lots of great, fun climbing. I thought 4th pitch (without linking) was 5.10d and the leader must be careful to protect against a ledge-slamming fall. But those moves were fun! I also agree with other comments about the bolt placement on pitch 1 and the stations...they are a bit odd, but that comes with the territory (R. Barley climbs). Still, it is an awesome climb - a must do for confiden... more >>


Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Area > Copper Cove > ... > Dark Vein (5.9)
By: natsdad When: Jun 12, 2017

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Comments: A nice climb which could use more traffic. Scruffier up high. Takes a variety of gear plus 3 bolts. The third bolt is near the top of the route and easy to miss - look left. I clipped the first bolt of neighboring 'The Friability Factor' before clipping the first bolt of Dark Vein (which is quite high), and then unclipped the one on Friability Factor to avoid rope drag.


Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Area > Copper Cove > ... > Pussyfooting (5.8)
By: natsdad When: Jun 12, 2017

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Comments: Climbed this yesterday. Required many tiny cams and stoppers/nuts of various sizes. And there is one bolt. Three of us climbed and cleaned it up quite a bit. A nice route when clean.


Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Columbia Mountains > Purcell Mountains > ... > Brenta Spire
By: natsdad When: Sep 9, 2016

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Comments: Climbed the South Ridge of Brenta Spire as a solo scramble years ago, when my climbing partner needed a rest day. It is a beautiful route with exceptional views back toward the main spire and particularly good views of the N.E. Ridge of Bugaboo Spire. There are one or two low-5th class steps - I remember a 5th class downclimb move or two before getting on Brenta Spire proper. I climbed in mountain boots and felt comfortable the whole way. Highly recommended.


Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Squamish > Shannon Falls > ... > Charlotte's Ride to the Sky (5.11a)
By: natsdad When: Aug 29, 2016

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Comments: I climbed this last year and enjoyed it. (First pitch is one of my favorite 5.8 pitches in Squamish.) Bring lots of tiny gear for crux 4th pitch. Last pitch was a bit run out, but I believe that the FAist has added a bolt to address this.


Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Squamish > Shannon Falls > ... > Skywalker (5.8)
By: natsdad When: Aug 29, 2016

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Comments: Enjoyable route. Good quality climbing and protection. Third pitch was my favorite. Second pitch was burly and tough for the grade. A harder and more committing route than Diedre. Don't miss the pools at the top!


Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Squamish > Shannon Falls > ... > Cardhu Crack (5.8)
By: natsdad When: Aug 29, 2016

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Comments: Hand jams. Finger locks. Stemming. Good gear throughout. This is a great, long, user-friendly route on solid rock. And now it is the first pitch to a 5 pitch long multi-pitch route. Nice!


Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Squamish > Shannon Falls > ... > The Relish Route (5.8)
By: natsdad When: Aug 29, 2016

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Comments: Climbed the Relish Route yesterday. Nice route, especially for beginners. A couple of notes: hanger/washer/nut missing from 7th bolt on 1st pitch (past the optional midway anchor). If walking off, take low 5th class extra pitch to its' anchor then walk south passing a couple of other anchors, then east. There is pink flagging, but we found a better start to the walk off trail a bit to the left of the pink flagging and that led to a pretty good descent trail.


Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Area > Copper Cove > ... > Neoclassical (5.10b)
By: natsdad When: Jul 11, 2016

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Comments: Climbed this yesterday and enjoyed it very much. As the guidebook says, there are good gear placements between bolts and it would be quite run-out without your trad gear along. The anchor is on a tree and includes chains, rap rings and an old permanently closed locking 'biner.


Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Area > Copper Cove > ... > Roof Tiles (5.9)
By: natsdad When: Jul 11, 2016

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Comments: Climbed Roof Tiles yesterday. It was scruffy and the last bolt (about 7 m from the anchors) was missing its' hanger. The nut was on the bolt stud, so I slipped a wired nut over both, cinched up the wired nut and tightened the bolt's nut by hand before clipping with a long draw.

The anchor is fine - this is shared with Guttersnipe. There were a few placements after this climb diverges from Neoclassical, but not too many bomber placements. With more tra... more >>


Location: Wisconsin > Devil's Lake > West Bluff - Cleo Amphithea... > Cleopatra's Needle > East Comfort Route (5.4) > Photo
By: natsdad When: Apr 15, 2016

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Comments: Nice shot. I used to climb there and remember Cleopatra's Needle fondly.


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