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  1. Sea to Sky Gondola closed due to vandalism

    well, think again. Just during one crankwoks there were 87 bikes reported as stolen in Whistler. Say average cost would be 2.5k, which gives you $215500. That is one week! There was one bait bike sting, and two guys were caught with almost 50 bikes in rented u-haul right outside of Squamish. Why steal cars, when you can make money easier, when stealing high end mtn bikes. My adise- don't bring your mtn bike to Whistler or Squamish for overnight stay.
  2. Sea to Sky Gondola closed due to vandalism

    Squamish RCMP is a bunch of fucktards. 3 years ago there was a burned van found, with a body in it, and they stated they were investigating that as a crime, but no charges have been filed so far. As the matter of fact, they could not even establish ID of the guy. There are literally hundreds of thousands worth of bikes stolen in Squamish every year. And yet, in last 10 years, there were two prosecutions for bike theft. Yes, that is right- TWO!. So sorry if I am sceptical about whole cable thing,, because looks like to me Squamish RCMP knows two things- jack and shit, and jack left town.
  3. Sea to Sky Gondola closed due to vandalism

    How is the investigation going? Pretty weird to have a bunch of shit to say in the first 24 hours, and a complete silence for 7 days after.
  4. Sea to Sky Gondola closed due to vandalism

    It was cut- how exactly? Stick to geology, Not saying it was it was not. Calling bullshit on RCMP statements without any proof. Also saying that the person cutting would have to have knowledge and it would take some planning- not an act of vandalism, but rather someone had beef with gondola. I don't think you have even a faintest idea how a cable like this looks like, and what would happen, if you started to use something like a grinder, while sitting on tower.
  5. Sea to Sky Gondola closed due to vandalism

    Cable like that has strands. In order for this exact sectorial to happen, you would have to cut though at least a couple- completely. The moment you would cut though a single strand , it would start unravelling, while spinning wildly. You can't run away from it, as you would be sitting on a narrow beam of a tower. The only way not to play a russian roulette would be using something like Dioplex. But you would be hard pressed to find it at Canadian Tire. There is a pic of a setup to cut through 50mm rebar. Probably would work on a cable under such tension. There is basically a cold chisel inside, that is impacted by a charge. Shit like this is not random and would not be an act of vandalism. It would take planning, and some pretty good knowledge of were and how.
  6. Sea to Sky Gondola closed due to vandalism

    If, and it is big if the cable was cut, we will have to see. Cutting a 50mm cable with a grinder would be hazardous to cutter's health or life. Most likely that person or persons would have to use an explosive.
  7. Squamish death toll

    I would only add, that these things should be named as incidents, not accidents. There is a string of events and decisions that lead to injury or death, not some bad luck.
  8. Squamish death toll

    Here are details about second accident. As you see- easy preventable: https://rockandice.com/climbing-accidents/squamish-fatality-ken-anderson-top-trad-climber-dies-in-fall/?fbclid=IwAR1WyTKogNL5YxCoPVgy3oLiM6dnGg-Atiea3iy483MTXREqodaCFfk_9XE&cn-reloaded=1
  9. Revenue or not, and public safety claims or not, this is a dangerous thing to accept. Basically USFS has to consult with effected user groups and allow for public comment period. This needs to be stopped, not because of the principal, but because of the process, or rather lack off. If this is allowed to be implemented, there will be more arbitrary decisions made, possibly effecting climbers in a very direct way.
  10. Squamish death toll

    Don't know any details on the latest. 6 weeks ago, looks like some sort of mistake/miscommunication. Apparently he fell 30m, as starting to follow a pitch on Grand Wall. Either miscommunication with leader or mistake in setting up a belay. Second one happened on New Life, below Astro Ledge.
  11. Squamish death toll

    There was a second, fatal accident on the Chief within 6 weeks. Wonder if it's just due to general increase in number of climbers? But having two back to back accidents like this is a bit a new thing. I remember several rescues from the Chief, but mostly for fractures or dislocations/sprains.
  12. GoPro footage from deceased Nanda Devi climbers

    This adds nothing to what we already knew. It's pointless sensationalism, basically click and bait, because death sells. It's like releasing dashcam footage from an accident. Analyzing an accident is a good tool for others to learn, this serves absolutely no purpose.
  13. Climbing near Taxco

    Have anyone climbed at Chanchullo/El Chonta, near Taxco in Central Mexico? Two big limestone caves with multiple overhanging routes. Wanted to hear your impressions.
  14. Last Ascents in the Cascades

    Yes- Coleman Deming Exactly, it will be 20-30 min in the bowling alley.
  15. [TR] Mount Baker - North Ridge 06/15/2019

    Yeah, still can get up and down around that crevasse, but it is pretty exposed section to serac fall. Probably moving fast through that section would be a good idea.
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