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Ice Climbing near Whistler/Blackcomb?

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I am heading to Whistler/Blackcomb this weekend. Does anyone know of any good sources to find about routes, current conditions, etc?

-Mark

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I'm sure Lyle (who reads this board) will love being referred to as "some other guy" smile.gif

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RAY, where were you last weekend?? I hope to drown these fallacious rumours your spreading about me in a bottle of CC, but you were no where to be found!

Climbed the first pitch of "A Phairwell to Arms" on Saturday, pretty snaky shape! Steep, light cauliflower and chandelier, really sustained and FUN! Like climbing Carl's Berg, then climbing it again. SWEEET! Except the whole canyon is deserted (except for a party of hollerin' Yanks grin.gif(white 4Runner, Wash. plates, chains in the front!)) on It's Only Phair.

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Just to clear up any potential confusion, and consequential further disparagement of me, I was on It's Only Phair last weekend, I am a Yank, and I was driving a 4Runner. But my 4Runner is gray, not white, I was there Sunday, not Saturday, and I got all of my whimpering, cursing, hangdogging, and hollering for the weekend done on Night N Gale on Saturday.

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-CC (Cascade Climber, not Canadian Club)

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Lyle,

I just know you cannot keep up in the drinking department for sure. cool.gif Jordan and I were wondering if you even knew we had your book let alone where it was smile.gif

We did the Tube, hard to protect the crux in it's conditions, Loose Lady, and yes we had to do pitch one of Icy BC.

We investigated in the vicinity of Salmon Stakes and I got somewhat wet so we made for plan b but that area kicks ass (not the climb I know why it is named such).

I guess you were too scared to get up for the drinkin eh. Oh, BTW I don't take advice on routes from Canadians just on conditions.

-Ray

[This message has been edited by rayborbon (edited 02-13-2001).]

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RAY, YOU pulled the NO-SHOW in the liver-bake! I had the bottles on ice, but maybe you were still rappin' off Plan B in the dark after a seiged epic wink.gif?

CC, sorry about potential for confusion, on Phair and with the nick. L

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We will have a round 2 of drinkin now! Get ready to be demolished by my abilities!

I was aiding up Plan B screws every 3 feet! I even placed some ice hooks too!

-Ray

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Oh my, the fun I missed by going to the Thompson last Saturday. Wanted to do Crucible but it was still spewing (like you boys the morning after) so we did some stuff above Goldpan instead (including one obscure climb Don S. said maybe hadn't been done before smile.gif ) and didn't see a soul all day just the tracks of some bighorns. And we got back home in time to spend 6 hours in the bar getting drunk and watching the Canucks lose. Oh well there is always this weekend, it's supposed to get colder for the next 5 days.

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Is Bruce Kay a biologist of sorts? There is a Bruce Kay from Environment Canada attending the Puget Sound Research Conference. Could it be the same one? Krag Unseold is also attending, I was thinking we could start a group of concenerned scientists called Ice Climbers Against Global Warming.

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Don't get me wrong I am just really busy at work. Lyle is a great source of information and a really friendly guy. I think if you read his last post I agree that you should explore around and give Marble Canyon a break.

-Ray

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