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Even more impressive, Big Willy Gadd won the Canmore Open Mens bouldering comp on Sunday after doing this route Thursday and Friday. Rest days, what are those? Must be the Red Bull elixir at work cantfocus.gif.

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but then you would have to climb on choss for the 4 months of the year without ice. hellno3d.gif

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yeah; who doesn't?

 

Me.

 

No real snow, chossy rock, and you can't even camp for free without getting chased off by the rangers... I'd rather fly out there a couple times a winter to climb real ice, and live in a place where I can ski and climb real rock all in one week if I want to. tongue.gif

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Where would that be? Vail? France? Actually, France sounds pretty good.

 

Oh, yeah.. I was thinking Squamish. But I would have to agree, France sounds good too, then I could climb ice, rock, and ski all in the same season, as well as eat good food and wine. Ha! back to the original subject. tongue.gif

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from what I remember the rock isn't that bad. yam is a bit chossy but there is quite bit of rock climbing in bow valley from quartite, to limestone.

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there is one crag of OK quartzite (like Skaha but low friction) moon.gif and a whole bunch of lame limestone. even the good limestone routes would be called choss in squamish. In fact even well trodden Yam routes have mobile death blocks on them. shocked.gif

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There's good rock if you look for it, kinda like Squamish has bad rock if you look for it.

 

I did the NE (?) ridge of Ha Ling (Chinaman's) peak and was told that it was one of the most solid routes in the Rockies. I was never more scared of killing my belayer than on that route! shocked.gif Still in all it was fun. cantfocus.gif

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Snoboy, this is the ice section. Go somewhere else to talk about rock. Also, you must have had unseasonable conditions if you think skiing sucks in the Canadian Rockies. It (rocks!) rockband.gif

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Rack: Eight short screws and a V-thread screw, 12 blades/angles, small cams, #9 hex, full set of wires, 70M ropes. “NO BOLTS, NO AID, NO JUMARS.”

 

Thank god they remembered the #9 hex! fruit.gif

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