Tuesday, September 1, 2009


It was a great week in Squamish, the weather was amazing and today was my first rest day after 6 straight days of climbing. The climbing week started for me by doing St. Vitus Dance 5-7 pitches with the direct 10a start. Next days was the Calculus Crack (6 pitches 5.8) to "The Ultimate Everything" 10 pitches with the 10b finish. The next day Will Mc Donald from Austin arrived in Squamish. I had met will before at Enchanted Rock and we climbed the route "Snake" 7 pitches 5.9 on the apron in about 3 hours car to car. The next day we decided to do the Squamish Classic "Angels Crest" (13 pitches 10b), which was a great long route. On Sunday we decided to hit some great finger cracks at the base of the Grand Wall: Rutabaga (10b), Arrowroot (10b), Seasoned in the Sun (10b), Exasperator (10c), and called it day. On Monday we decided to climb the Squamish Buttress, we did "Rock ON" approach (5 pitches 10a). The squamish buttress is 7 pitches of easy meandering climbing nothing great except for the next to last pitch which is an amazing 10c finger crack. This was my 3rd summit of "The Chief" in a week and the end of a great 6 day climbing streak. Today is a rest day and hopefully the weather will cooperate and we will go big on Wednesday.

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