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About bstach

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  1. Accident (Death) on Forbidden -- Details?

    Sad indeed. This sounds like a situation where a prussick or autoblock on the rappel would have made a difference. Or knotting the ends of the rope (not always practical, i know). I've been hearing about too many rappelling accidents over the last few years. Play safe everyone.
  2. hot rope deal -NOW!

    Any good rope deals this year, Bill? Preference would be for a 9-10mm 60m Duodess = nice to have Dry = don't care -Brian
  3. Squamish Climbing

    What is considered the most comprehensive guide nowadays? Or best coverage of new route development in the last ten years? The most recent guide I have is The Climbers Guide to Squamish by Kevin McLane published in 2005. And also Whistler Rock Climbs / Squamish North Sport Guidebook by Kevin McLane published 2000
  4. Squamish Climbing

    HAHAHAHAHAH...its a fucking donkey show now. If you come after 10:00am you won't get a spot at Murrin. if you come after 10:30am you won't get a spot in the expanded Smoke Bluff parking lot (but maybe across the street?) You can guess what that means for line ups at Neat and Cool.
  5. Where are they now??

    I haven't lurked or posted in a long time. I got laid off from my job a few years ago and started doing consulting work. cc.com is much less interesting when I am billing by the hour. There is a cautionary tale in here somewhere for those wise enough to catch it. Still climbing, but less with a busy business and kid. Open to someone rope gunning me up Angel Crest though. Who's in?
  6. As the title says, I left a blue helmet at Boulder Gulley (a crag in the Squamish Smoke Bluffs) on Sunday July 23. Was climbing there from 12:00 to about 3:30pm. If you find it, please PM me. Beer reward for safe return. -Brian
  7. Climbing in Uganda

    I'm going to be in Uganda for work March 17-25 and planning to stay an extra week before or after to do some climbing or trekking in the Rwenzori Range. Looking for beta i.e. routes to climb, guide/outfitter recommendations (or if I can self guide), things to do/not do etc. Maybe even a partner (currently traveling alone). About 10 years ago I traveled around Kenya and Tanzania and climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya (Battion regular route). So I get the general gist of traveling/climbing in Africa. -B
  8. I'm going to be in Uganda for work March 17-25 and planning to stay an extra week before or after to do some climbing or trekking in the Rwenzori Range. Looking for beta i.e. routes to climb, guide/outfitter recommendations (or if I can self guide), things to do/not do etc. Maybe even a partner (currently traveling alone). About 10 years ago I traveled around Kenya and Tanzania and climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya (Battion regular route). -B
  9. self arrest video

    I think it is possible to stop a crevasse fall, but your technique needs to be a lot better than the clowns in this video.
  10. I am planning a father/son backpacking trip with a friend from Portland, so I am looking for something in between us (I'm in Vancouver, BC). I am wondering if you could make any recommendations of a destination or circuit that would be suitable for two middle age men and their 9 year old kids? I'm thinking probably a 3 day, 2 night excursion with no more than 4-6 hrs per day of hiking. If we can access a glacier, cool peak or scenic lake, that would be fantastic. I recall there is a backpacking circuit in the Mt Baker area, but don't remember the name. I also understand Mt Ranier has some pretty spectacular trails - I don't think I would want to venture much further south than that. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
  11. Looking for climbing families.

    I have a 9 year old son. We rock climb and backpack. Would love to connect with other families that have similar age kids. Heading out to Elfin Lakes this weekend and are planning to have a romp on the Warren Glacier. We did this last fall and he had a blast walking around on the bare ice. -Brian
  12. Bugaboo Rope Question

    Many routes are rigged for 60m rappels, so double ropes would be required (or a tag line)
  13. Planning to head up in a few weeks, wondering if anyone has been up there recently and can report on snow/crevasse conditions. Thx
  14. Slesse Conditions 2015

    Probably heading up Slesse this weekend. Any beta on where last decent water fill up is (assuming nothing on route or summit)? And first water on the descent? Will try to do the Southwest Route descent, but may have to do the Crossover Descent. Any beta on logging road conditions/closures? Thanks
  15. I'm currently between jobs and wanting to get out of the soggy NW and on to some desert rock. But sadly, I have no partner that can just pick up and go. About me: Solid 5.8/9 leader (will follow a few grades harder), have rack and rope, I have been visiting Red Rock almost every year for the past 6 years so I am familiar with the area. Mostly interested in long moderate routes in the canyons - I have a few that are on my tick list, but also open to suggestions. I'd prefer taking a cheap flight from Bellingham but would be up for driving too. I am based in Vancouver, Canada. PM me.
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