Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Squamish power

We've been doing quite a bit of bouldering here. The quality of the problems is insane! Usually we start our day with a bouldering session, then move on to some rope climbing and then finish off with some music jamming. All of this is preparation and training for upcoming business... We like to be well prepared!
Today we're taking a well deserved rest day after climbing "The Shadow" yesterday... we're feeling pretty beat up. "The Shadow" is a slick test-piece dihedral without any holds, where only bad ass, calf pumping stemming can make you move up the next millimeter of rock. A full on battle with friction. First climbed by legendary Peter Croft, it's a magnificent 7 pitch route up the big Chief (the El Capitan of Squamish, except smaller). 
Here's the victory picture on the summit of the Chief.

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