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Tony McLane

Squamish Climbing

Yesterday I got to get out and do some climbing in the morning at Chech Canyon Squamish BC.  It was a busy day as you can see.  Took a bunch of photos with my new camera for the people at the crag.  Another day climbing in Squamish even though it slashed rain the day before.…

Blue Skye above the Squamish Chief.  The forecast was for showers.  Not today!

Dry Rock Climbing in Squamish.

Despite the recent spring like conditions the rock has still been climbable.  Yesterday and today we have been getting out and climbing.  The Apron on the Squamish Chief was climbed today and the Grand Wall looked dry enough to climb. For Current Rock Report call: 604 848 8543.  Altus Mountain Guides’, rock climbing guides  will…

Angel’s Crack, Squamish Rock Climbing

Squamish weather “ FORECASTS “ ?

  Despite the weather “FORECAST” in Squamish people are still climbing! Today and Yesterday’s forecast didn’t look like a rock climbing day in Squamish but it still was! Get out there and climb with Altus Mountain Guides. Or just call us for the latest live weather in Squamish. 604 848 8543.

Dropping into the Gervassutti

Tour Ronde – Gervassutti Couloir

80cm’s of new snow in the past week we decided to give the biggest peaks another day to settle so we set our sights on the Gervassutti couloir on the Tour Ronde.  This 1500 foot 50 degree couloir has been on my personal ski list for some years.  A beautiful peak with an esthetic sustained…

Cosmiques Arete - Chamonix

Cosmiques Arete Video

Here is a quick video from our day on the Cosmiques Arete

The Grandes Jorrasse and the Dent du Geant

Cosmiques Arete – Chamonix France

Last week was the grand finally of the ski season for us.  Finished with a bit of bang!  Had the pleasure of guiding returning client Carsten Kulche in Chamonix France. The week started with terrible weather so we opted for a quick lap up the Cosmiques arete for some acclimatization.   After leaving the coffee shop…

Wapta Traverse - Skiing down to Bow Hut

Spring Wapta Ski Traverse

This spring Altus’s IFMGA Mountain Guide Ross Berg guided the Wapta Traverse.  Weather and snow conditions cooperated and everyone had a great time.  Altus Mountain Guides gives a big thanks to the clients for being in such good shape and choosing to ski with us!  Hope to see you again.    

Mystic steep Granite.

Altus Guides get out to scrub a new route in Squamish.

Today Altus Mountain Guides Paul McSorley and Crosby Johnston went to work on a new route in Squamish. This gem of a find deep in the Squamish Jungle is revealing itself to possibly becoming a burly 5.12+ multi pitch climb.  It is a steep overhanging dihedral system stacked with steep cracks that stay dry, even…

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The rock was dry today in Squamish!

Today Squamish’s local IFMGA Altus Mountain Guide Crosby Johnston climbed the Apron  on the Squamish Chief.  From Banana Peel all the routes up on the Apron looked dry.  If we get little to no rain, the rock will remain dry thanks to the Howe Sound winds,the warmth of the rock and the dry cracks and…