Saturday, October 17, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Scott on the Pocket Problem
Israel on Atlas. Watch out because this guy doesn't wear underwear with those shorts!
Reagan Daly looking causual on Trad Killer.
Matt Lucas toping out Star Fish.
Big Micky on The Golden Bowl.
Izzy giving the stare-down to Charge.
Greg getting grizzly on Child Abuse.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
This land was originally set aside for British Columbians to freely enjoy, however it is on the verge of being handed over to Garibaldi at Squamish Inc. This massive development proposal would cover an area roughly 1/2 the size of Squamish and include: 2 golf courses, 25 ski lifts, 98 km of new road, 500,000 sq feet of commercial space, and 5,739 new housing units (22,000 bed units).
The ski development is proposed for the stream's headwaters at Brohm Ridge and includes extensive water management plans, including up to five dams, extractions of water for snowmaking, golf course irrigation and potable water supply, storm water and sewage discharge, plus resort development that includes hotels, condominiums and other homes.
PLEASE HELP STOP THIS DEVELOPMENT.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
*Attend the Garibaldi at Squamish open house, Wednesday, June 24. The developers, along with the Environmental Assessment Office, and Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and the Arts, will be giving presentations on the project. They need to hear strong opposition from local residents. Details for open house below:
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
TIME: 6:30 presentation of project
WHERE: SEA TO SKY HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE, SEA TO SKY BALLROOM, 40330 TANTALUS WAY
*If you can't attend the meeting, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn what you can do. Thanks!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The second video I am posting is a video that was posted on someone's facebook page featuring an unknown climber on an unknown route in an unknown area. The reason I am posting this is because we have been talking a lot about using new camera angles when filming. The way this film is shot, it looks as though the camera is swinging back and forth slowly, allowing the camera to capture all aspects of the route. Let me know what you think.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Anyways...to make a long story short, Ben Harnden was really close to climbing The Silent Menace when the hold was ripped off. Ben had found a way to traverse in from the left instead of jumping the huge gap and when finding out that the hold was gone he was pretty bummed that he would finish his project that summer. Now for those of you who know Ben, he is made of steal. No one can stop this guy and especially not a big hold ripping off the wall! With a whole lot of determination, Ben started back on his project the next summer to find a sequence on very small crimps that now were in place of the huge jug. Two summers later, Ben got the first ascent of The New Silent Menace (This is actually not the new name of the climb but I think Ben gave it a super weird name that I think everyone has forgottten). Nice one Ben!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Arriving at the Fontainbleau-Avon train station, I was greeted by a downpour of rain and four guys crammed into a small van that smelt like french cheese and peanuts. I had been traveling for for almost 14 hours and was feeling pretty tired but couldn't shake that 'first day of the trip' anxiousness to get on the rock. I piled my stuff into the van with TD, Brent, and Dan (from New Brunswick) to go to visit Merrick who had rented a hotel room. I guess he had been hit with the flu and everyone thought it a good idea to hang out with him in a windowless room and all drink from the same cup and share spoons together. Man down! And more to come!
Waking up the second day, I was psyched to get on the rock but it had been raining all night and I was starting to worry that we would never get to climb. Gord joined us after hanging out in Paris for a couple days and we were off to Cul de Chien , a small but quick drying area in the Trois Pignons. When we got there, the sun had already come out and everything was drying quickly. Cul de Chien is basically a huge sandbox in the middle of the forest with a couple of stand out problems that beg to be climbed. Needless to say I was relieved to finally feel some of that Font sloper magic.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
On a quick side note, this will be my last posting before I leave for Fontainebleau, France to meet up with TD, Brent, Gord, and Peter. I will try to keep up my posts while I am there if those damn q keyboards don't piss me off. Until next time...