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[TR] Skaha- clip ups and cracks 3/27/2004

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Climb: Skaha-clip ups and cracks

 

Date of Climb: 3/27/2004

 

Trip Report:

Went to Skaha with Mer and Steve. Climbed a lot of gaper routes. Steve and Mer played rope gun yellaf.gif I hardly led anything. Drank a bunch of beer, ate a bunch of bagels. Sunny and cold on Saturday sunny and warm on Sunday. Not too busy at all. One tick and no rattlesnakes. Found a #3 Wild Country Rock lying in some bushes (booty smileysex5.gif). Saw some actual good climbers attempting some actually hard type routes but successfully avoided anything too hard ourselves.

 

Successful excuses used: "You should lead this cause its a classic and it is your fist time at Skaha, I wouldn't want to blow your chance to onsight it."

 

"It is too windy to climb this balancy arete - I might get blown off"

 

"Let's go climb in the sun instead."

 

"It's a perfect style for you to lead."

 

"If we walk out this way maybe we will see a rattlesnake."

 

Gear Notes:

gear

bolts

draws

beer

Subaru

friend's house for cush bivy

 

Approach Notes:

Subaru

trail

the famous stairs (now half gone)

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Hey, you forgot the old standby excuse "I led it last time" and the new and unusual "those pigeons seem really aggressive." wink.gif

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"in situ pigeons were not even capable of supporting body weight" shocked.gif

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357skaha1.JPG

 

Geoff on Skin of a Lion GWW

 

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Kai on Wings of Desire

 

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Feathered booty on Mrs Palmer.

 

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Two shots of Gangbang at GWW

 

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Not a very good shot of Steve pretending to be Sylvester Stallone on "The Dream"

 

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Don't ever let them tell you there are no slabs at Skaha. shocked.gif

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this is probably the best time of the year to go to Skaha. not too hot in the day and poison ivy still not out yet.

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Great trip report and photos. Skaha is such a fun place to climb! I do believe the poison ivy is "out" (I've got the typical rash), and rattlesnakes will be any day now.

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"not too hard stuff"!???

 

man, do I feel like a gaper.

Wings of Desire (.11b, and loooong) has thrashed me repeatedly.

 

I never got on Gangbang, and The Dream absolutely terrified me! (good, and interesting, pro though, and I was a trad newbie at the time)

 

got a lot of work to do...

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