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Borderline-Angel's Crest Linkup, Squamish Rock

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:59 pm
by skykilo
Ryan and I immensely enjoyed a linkup of Borderline and Angel's Crest yesterday.

On the Mamquam Forest Road we encountered two friendly climbers en route to the Zodiac Wall or somewhere like that. They told us that Borderline to High Plains Drifter is one of the best linkups at Squamish. I acknowledged our desire to climb said linkup and my unfortunate suspicion that I'm not one of the best climbers. Thy also offered us advice on how to best approach Borderline. We proceeded to get lost in the woods, wander in circles, then climb two pitches of moss, choss and jungle gym to arrive at the base of Borderline at noon, excited to finally "start climbing."

Oh, there's the trail.
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Ryan near the bolted crux at the beginning of the first pitch of Borderline.
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Serious fun
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Ryan moves right.
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Ryan floated up this.
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A view of the Apron and Howe Sound. I <3 Squamish.
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Looking down after climbing a very fun short section of overhanging crack.
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Ryan finishes the same "cool moves"
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The "awkward and challenging" chimney and offwidth
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I couldn't help but get all up in there.
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Then we connected with Angel's Crest.
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Lower Acrophobe Tower and the upper part of Angel's Crest. The friction and scenery up this pitch are superb.
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Did you notice the climbers on High Plains Drifter?
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A lovely place for a walk!
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The clouds lifted to create a sunset scene on Garibaldi.
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Ryan and I celebrated with pastis, then enjoyed late night vegetarian grub and gangsta rap at Foundation in Vancouver. My hands look way too healthy today; I guess next time we need to climb something more difficult.

Re: Borderline-Angel's Crest Linkup, Squamish Rock

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:23 am
by ziff
nicely done, nicely done. angel's crest is a beauty

Re: Borderline-Angel's Crest Linkup, Squamish Rock

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:55 am
by E_$
aaaah, sweet Squamish granite. love that borderline climb--would like to do the link-up some time...
great to see ryan back on the rock.

Re: Borderline-Angel's Crest Linkup, Squamish Rock

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:22 pm
by huevón
Same day I went to Index for the first time in... 3 YEARS?! :shock: You're still there too Sky. Could still hear you making the cracks blush. In honor of Your Crackness I whipped off of the post-upper-crux of Thin Fingers with no gear in sight. Just in case you were wondering why you could hear an oh shit echoing out of the granite. :P

oh yeah, ps. it's assworked.

Re: Borderline-Angel's Crest Linkup, Squamish Rock

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:50 pm
by skykilo
Good to hear you're alive. There was a rumor that the university was holding you hostage in an underground laboratory.

Re: Borderline-Angel's Crest Linkup, Squamish Rock

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:55 pm
by Jason Hummel
OMG assworked, sky you must change his name from huevon, stat ;-)

Nice work getting out Justin. Hope you are finally free of the man.

Looks like a awesome day out Sky and Ryan. Glad you are back on your feet Ryan...or toes at least.

Re: Borderline-Angel's Crest Linkup, Squamish Rock

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:26 pm
by ryanl
thanks for the great day sky. Forgot what it feels like to have sweet memories on monday morning....

Re: Borderline-Angel's Crest Linkup, Squamish Rock

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:45 pm
by skykilo
WANT MORE!

Re: Borderline-Angel's Crest Linkup, Squamish Rock

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:20 pm
by Diamond Dachshund
Oh man that looks really nice. Is your knee functioning ryan?

Re: Borderline-Angel's Crest Linkup, Squamish Rock

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:59 pm
by huevón
Jason Hummel wrote:OMG assworked, sky you must change his name from huevon, stat ;-)
You can call me that if Jason's subtitle is Fatboy
Nice work getting out Justin. Hope you are finally free of the man.
Still deciding whether it's worth it to become the man. In the meantime he's paying the bills. Should have taken the summer off though.

Re: Borderline-Angel's Crest Linkup, Squamish Rock

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:23 pm
by ryanl
Diamond Dachshund wrote:Oh man that looks really nice. Is your knee functioning ryan?

yep, functioning quite nicely actually. A little sore today, but that's to be expected. I hear you're hucking rocks off tall places? way to tap your potential......

looks like you've had an amazing winter/spring/now summer marq. hope it continues for you