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Climb stuff in Squamish

The Overall Plan: To visit the Cheakamus area which looks very interesting and it's been said that...

"The Cheakamus Canyon offers some of the best sport climbing in the Squamish corridor. With over 100 routes from 5.8 to 5.14, this area includes some of the most prestigious sport routes in the country. The rock is a featured granite, and bolted face climbs predominate at most of the crags."

Some online guides
http://projectclimb.com/442CA16B34084F046585/a/climbing/Cheakamus.aspx
http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/Canada/British_Columbia/Squamish/Cheakamus_Canyon/
www.squamishclimbing.com/topos/Chek-0607.pdf

Saturday: Get our inner Indiana Jones on and meet at the 'Well of Souls' with its plethora of 4 star routes.
http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/Canada/British_Columbia/Squamish/Cheakamus_Canyon/Well_Of_Souls/
And then once we've tackled everything we want, we can head to wherever we fancy. The Crest area looks like fun as well http://mountainproject.com/v/the-crest/105962615

Sunday: We'll meet in the morning at Conroy's Castle for more four star awesome-ness
http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/Canada/British_Columbia/Squamish/Cheakamus_Canyon/Conroy_s_Castle/

Camping

I'm reserved at Klahanie campground and will be heading up Friday and leaving Monday. It looks pretty scenic, has showers, and is $30 a night for a car and two people.
http://www.klahaniecampground.com/
If you don't fancy joining us (or it's full) there are a few other campgrounds to pick from in the area. 
http://squamish.travel.bc.ca/camping/

Communications
I'll email all the rsvp-ers nearer the date and we can trade numbers to ensure late arrivals or lostee's (it happens) can locate us or catch up or get directions (if I don't reply immediately give it a little while, I might be climbing, belaying someone, or just out of breath from hiking)
Basically when you see the champagne colored Toyota Corola with
the 'LA County Coroner' sticker you're in the right place. At the crags look for the 'Union Jack' painted climbing helmet.

Stuff to Bring
Essentials: Harness, shoes, water, sunblock. PASSPORT or one of the following...

http://seattletimes.com/html/travel/2009287070_weborderdocuments01.html


Would be handy if you have them: Rope, helmet, quickdrawers, ATC, cams, chalk, anchors, safety slings and such.
Camping: Tent, food, firewood, sleeping bag.

Also, for those who like a beer or other bev after a good days climbing, Canada has a decent sized tax on everything so if you want to keep costs down you might want to bring your own which is limited at the border as follows: 1.5 litres of wine, or 1.14 litres (40 ounces) of liquor, or 24 x 355 millilitres (12 ounces) cans or bottles (8.5 litres) of beer or ale.

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  • Oky

    the climbing in Squamish was great!

    July 18, 2013

  • Erin H

    So much fun, as always. Nice to see the familiar faces as well as meet some new buddies. Thank you all for putting up with my swearing as I haul myself up the mountain... And thanks to Stephen, Damon, Bruce, Deva, and Denise for sharing my first multi-pitch experience with me!

    2 · July 16, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Got pretty sick last night. Couldn't make it after all. Next time

    July 13, 2013

    • Erin H

      Feel better, Michael! I am sure we'll go again, so hopefully you can join next time.

      July 16, 2013

  • Stephen Y.

    Squamish is an amazing area. I need to go back for a week to explore everything. As always, I had a fantastic time. Everyone lived. How can you go wrong?

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • Bruce M.

      Definitely got to get that guidebook and return to explore more, especially because we now have that free camping option (but first I have get that strange foot-shaped dent out of the side of my helmet).

      July 16, 2013

  • Eric

    Wonderful time meeting you all. Thank you so much Bruce for running this trip so well.

    I had an anchor set up on the left 5.9 at Conroy's Castle (Small is Beautiful). It was setup with a Metolious anchor chain (extended with a quickdraw on one side). Who cleaned the anchor? I believe you may have accidentally taken the two lockers for the master point.
    They look like this: http://www.rei.com/product/710216/black-diamond-positron-screwgate-carabiner

    2 · July 14, 2013

    • Denise j.

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      July 15, 2013

    • Denise j.

      I'm always up for an adventure! Let me know if you need a belay :-)!!!

      July 15, 2013

  • Bruce M.

    A fabulous weekend with perfect weather. 'Well of the Souls' was excellent and had a great variety of routes to enjoy, the camping was brilliant, 'Conroy's Castle' had amazing rock (it looked like slab, and yet it had great handholds and footholds!?!) it also saw a bunch of us do our first ever multi-pitch, and then the two pitch at 'the Crest' couldn't have been a better way to end the trip. There will definitely have to be another jaunt out here to explore further. Thanks to all who came and made the trip such a delight.

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Will

    SO much great success! Thanks for putting up with Shaka all weekend, looks like he's growing up fast! Let's hope he can start being better friends with jack and dixie next time. Eric, I'm expecting to see an arrest warrant for future evil transgressions. Don't let us down!

    And for anyone who didn't get a chance, do the two pitch at the crest next time! The view is amazing! Pics inc.

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Tuna

    Though we didn't spend much time with the group, it was great to see some familiar faces in a not so familiar area. It's always a pleasure to connect with Bruce's groups, chat it up with some pleasant company, exfoliate our fingertips, and meet new climbers. Thanks to Bruce for keeping group active!

    2 · July 14, 2013

  • Raquel

    Thanks for a great weekend! :)

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Stephen Y.

    Driving up Friday night and returning Sunday afternoon. I can take 1 or 2 more depending on how cozy you want to be.

    July 10, 2013

    • Mike

      Still offering a ride? My carpool got caught up with other plans. I'd rather not drive up solo, I have rope, draws etc, tent bag and a dog. I can drive or the dog and I can ride with you if you're interested.

      July 12, 2013

    • Stephen Y.

      Realistically I can't leave until about 7 pm. I'm leaving from Bothell, WA so meeting at the Lynnwood P&R or something would work best unless you are on the east side. Let me know[masked]

      July 12, 2013

  • Eric

    I can offer a ride or could chip in for beer and gas money for a carpool (if I can find a safe place to put my car for the weekend). I could fit 3-4 people in my ride comfortably. I've got a 70m rope and sport gear. Shoot me an email [masked] or phone[masked]

    July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Eric / Michael - Any chance I could ride with you from Seattle? I won't have much climbing gear, just a tent. [masked]-3325. Thanks!

      July 7, 2013

    • Mike

      I'm in the same boat, I'm down to drive or ride along. I have all the gear and a dog. I'm down to throw in on gas and beer money and leave tomorrow night or Saturday morning. Let me know.

      July 11, 2013

  • Denise j.

    Leaving fri eve or early sat morning. Call if you want to car pool
    Room for one and lots equipment. [masked]

    July 9, 2013

    • Denise j.

      Leaving Thursday morning

      July 11, 2013

    • Oky

      I am planning to return on Monday. So I'll probably drive.

      July 11, 2013

  • Oky

    I like to join in. I am from Long Beach, Ca. I'll be climbing in the Tahoe area for the 4th July weekend. I'll just head on up after. Are you doing a group camp site? or are we on our own for the camping? Is anyone going to be there early on staying longer to climb? Thanks!

    July 1, 2013

    • Oky

      Denise - What time are you planning to leave on the 11th?

      July 11, 2013

    • Oky

      Or is there anyone gym climbing thursday evening? Who's all going up on Friday? is anyone going early friday?

      July 11, 2013

  • Will

    Bringing my family and Shaka, too!

    July 10, 2013

  • anya

    Hi all... glad I can meet you guys again. Not sure I can make it sat morning before you leave for the climb.... working late on friday, but I can come at least in the evening and sunday. What time are you planning to head out to check in the morning ?

    July 9, 2013

  • Michael S.

    I have room for one[masked]

    July 9, 2013

  • Ryan W.

    There is a great pool/ hot tub/ sauna rec area in town that is great after a day of climbing for $5. Bring a swim suit if interested!

    1 · July 8, 2013

    • Tuna

      This is beta we can all appreciate, as you are likely to be rather ripe after a full day of looting Squamish keepsakes ;)

      July 8, 2013

    • Megan

      Mmm, dirtbag soup!

      1 · July 8, 2013

  • Raquel

    Is there any carpool with room for one more leaving fri eve or sat morning coming back Sunday eve?

    July 7, 2013

    • Mike

      I got room for one more, thinking about leaving Friday evening maybe around dinner time. Let me know at[masked] if you want a ride.

      July 7, 2013

  • Mike

    This trip sounds awesome, any takers for passengers? anyone looking to get a ride? I got rope draws and a dog. Room for 2-3 depending how cozy we all want to be. [masked] if anyone's wanting to carpool Let me know!

    June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm looking to get a ride. Still have a spot open? [masked]-2959. Let me know!

      July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am excited! Can I get a ride with someone though?? I have a motorcycle and am in Bellevue so I can meet you anywhere Friday afternoon and come back Sunday evening. I have everything except a rope.

    July 1, 2013

  • Tuna

    Does this give us enough time to learn Canadish?

    April 29, 2013

    • Megan

      I'll be your translator

      April 30, 2013

    • Bruce M.

      Eh? Ah don't know aboot no translatering ;)

      1 · July 1, 2013

  • Am_anda

    I am going to have to say no as I may be moving or at least packing that weekend. Thanks for organizing though Bruce!

    July 1, 2013

    • Bruce M.

      No worries. There's many a people moving at this time of year.

      July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey I am new to the area and have been climbing for about 12 years. I have a ton of gear and wanted to see if anyone wanted to carpool

    June 20, 2013

    • Tyler H.

      I would be up for carpooling. I have gear and I am good for gas money, food, and beer!

      June 24, 2013

    • Elizabeth

      I am in for the carpool and have a big tent. [masked] Elizabeth

      June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, I would love to join for that action! I'm just coming to Seattle on friday afternoon... would be great if I could carpool with somebody to go to the climbing area?!? Thanks!

    June 24, 2013

  • Will H.

    Sounds awesome. Do you think I can bring my dog?

    June 16, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Pun?

    May 10, 2013

    • Am_anda

      The rock part silly!

      June 7, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Hey Amanda, shoot me a text

    May 28, 2013

  • Am_anda

    You rock Michael. Pun intended :)

    May 10, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Amanda I might go, her is my number,[masked] 7480. Shoot me a text

    May 8, 2013

  • Am_anda

    Yes please! I don't have a car though, so if I can squeeze in someones car please. Gas money, check!

    May 1, 2013

  • Megan

    If I can, I'll be there!

    April 30, 2013

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