Squamish Dayz

I have been in squamish for a little over a week now and the weather has been pretty typical.  Its been raining a good amount but when it’s not raining the temperatures are mild and good for climbing.  This is a definite perk to coming here in june before the summer heat comes.

It’s been a good time up here, I have been climbing, skating, and slack lining a lot.  It’s been really easy to meet people at the campground to go climb with too.  The other day I made it up to the base of the grand wall to do the ultra classic exasperator.  It was pretty awesome but it was really just on pair with all the other trad climbing I have done.  Getting on it put it into perspective of how lucky I was living so close to such amazing crack climbing.

I also made it out to the smoke bluffs the next day and managed to send a bunch of classics as well.  The granite crack climbing style is totally different for me and just getting miles in helps me learn this new style.  At the end of the day I decided to get on the testpiece finger crack at the crag we where at and got agonizingly close to an onsight but ended up pitching of the last hard section and took a nice whipper!

On the bouldering front I have just been trying to tick of more moderate things.  I finally managed a send of my nemesis Defenders of the Faith and The Backseat, but I haven’t really been projecting anything.  Soon enough though I think I may go all in on a boulder problem and invest in a summer project…or a I could just do tons of trad and just tick of boulders a few grades below my max and just have a fun time.

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2 Responses to “Squamish Dayz”

  1. gospl | 2012/06/27 at 05:20 #

    Go all in already!!!! See you in a few days.

  2. Tony Chang | 2012/06/28 at 22:38 #

    Sick work dude. Glad to hear the trip is going well. Just saw the movie “Drive”. You were right, it was f’ing amazing..

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