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U Wall Squamish

5.9 Climber climbs: The Grand Wall, Sickle to the University Wall and the Shlanay in Squamish

It’s been a pleasure the guide Eric over the last few days out around Squamish. Been an action packed few days of rock climbing. Eric being a solid 5.9 rock climber with a total of 7 days rock climbing EVER in his life…. He is doing very well. Eric truly is a natural climber. I…

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Grand Wall guided today!

What a fun day out today on the Grand Wall in Squamish BC! Such a great route. Thanks for the day Eric! Was dry other than the step over to the start of the 5,10b traverse pitch and the upper 5.10a slab pitch had one wet foot hold. Other than that the rest of the route was totally dry even the word. It’s good to go!

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Spearhead Traverse

Spring is coming.. well it might feel like it has been here all winter down in the valley. The bikes are out, and the rock climbing is prime.   However up high in the mountains, up higher above the ski lifts its still winter. With a good looking snowpack in the alpine with a snow…

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Intro to Rock Squamish

Fun day out instructing some students from the University of Victoria!

Hiking by Lake Magog on our way to Mount Assiniboine

Mount Assiniboine North Ridge Trip Report

Last week I (Ross) wrapped up an excellent alpine blast far east of my Coastal town. First stop was the Bugaboos for 5 days of alpine rock with Cheryl from California (see previous blog), A lap of Mount Temple with Shannon from Vancouver and to finish off an ascent of Mount Assiniboine North Ridge with Lance from Calgary/UK.

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Mount Tricouni North Ridge- Trip Report

Earlier this week myself and fellow guide Brent Phillips climbed Mount Tricouni via the North Ridge. I have climbed this route and a few other feature a couple times now and I really recommend visiting this peak, the access is great, beautiful setting and the north ridge is interesting and challenging on good rock. A great day trip.

Summit of Pidgin Spire 2014

Abbot Pass and Bugaboos Trip

What a wonderful week of guiding with perfect weather! Starting off at the Abbot Hut with a summit of Mount Victoria and Finishing in the Bugaboos. What more could one ask for in a week of mountaineering. We climbed over 12000’ feet in 5 days and enjoyed 4 beautiful summits. With the porters taking our stuff to the hut and having all the food made by Rosie it all came together to become a fun trip. Look forward to next year with the same guys on another adventure into the mountains.

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Tantalus Range Mountaineering: Mount Dione, Mount Serratus

Just returned from a 3 day trip in the Tantalus range mountaineering (Jim Haberl hut) teaching a course. Conditions are pretty excellent right now but changing rapidly with the very hot temperatures!
Of interest we climbed Mount Dione SE face and Mount Serratus North face.

Mount Gimli South Ridge

Mount Gimli South Ridge

The Mount Gimli SW ridge is straight up world class. 5.9 steep, juggy climbing on perfect interesting rock. Pretty crazy really how with such a good route there is really no one in the area! …except lots of friendly goats!.

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