Sunday, May 24, 2009

The History

This is the online record of the creation of my first ever rock climbing route.

One year ago, Napoleon and I went for a walk in Squamish to look at an area that we noticed had (a) lots of climbable-looking features and (b) no routes in the guidebook. In May of 2008, we thrashed up to where we thought we'd start (just under the Sheriff's Badge, on the Stawamus Chief, in Squamish, BC)...and found some fixed ropes. So we jugged up the ropes and arrived in the middle of a slabby, treed, kinda boring place. It was wet and humid. It was not very good climbing. It felt like a waste of a day.

But on the way down, Napoleon noticed something off to our right. And we wandered over to check it out. And so was born a dream.

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