Squamish, Milk Road-Upper Black Dyke Linkup

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Squamish, Milk Road-Upper Black Dyke Linkup

Postby skykilo » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:42 am

Naomi and I had a great day climbing Milk Road and Upper Black Dyke on Sunday.

Naomi follows the second pitch of Milk Run.
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Naomi leads the first pitch of the dihedral.
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She thought she could fix my pink tricam, but I'm a nut-tool technician.
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Keep those arms extended and save the muscles for later.
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Like right now.
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A fun pitch with both crack and face climbing gains Tantalus Ledge.
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Naomi starts up the ramp.
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I made it harder than it needed to be to avoid some of the dirt.
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Crescent tower offers a fun pitch with a lot of variety: offwidth, chimney, then fingers and face. Offwidth first.
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Then chimney. Clench pack between butt cheeks and go. Look at that wicked overhanging crack: gotta climb that next time.
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Naomi moves onto the beautiful traverse after the chimney.
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Naomi leads the Crescent Dyke.
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It looks way more impressive and the light suits it better from the other side. Thanks to Andy Cairns for the awesome photo!
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That made me smile.
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I was so happy; I started to dance. No really, there was a little footwork.
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Then we hiked Bellygood Ledge.
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It's a neat place to hike.
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It led to the Upper Black Dyke. Naomi's lead, looks like.
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Switching from granite to basalt is nice for sensitized fingertips. Whoa, jugs!
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I felt like a kid at the jungle gym.
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Naomi climbs through a small overhang.
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Yippee, that was fun!
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Thanks for your recent work on these two routes, Jeremy Frimer and Kelly Franz and whoever else. Big big fun.
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Re: Squamish, Milk Run-Upper Black Dyke Linkup

Postby ryanl » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:49 pm

skykilo wrote:

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wow.
SOOOOOOOOOO cool
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Re: Squamish, Milk Road-Upper Black Dyke Linkup

Postby naomig » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:18 pm

So much fun. Lets do the dihedral again!
Ryan, lets climb some day.
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Re: Squamish, Milk Road-Upper Black Dyke Linkup

Postby E_$ » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:39 am

you guys are having too much fun on the run. haven't climbed that one, but enjoyed the upper black dyke--climbed through 2 peregrines on that one!
looking forward to hitting Squeamish w/ you soon, Sky.
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Re: Squamish, Milk Road-Upper Black Dyke Linkup

Postby skykilo » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:10 pm

Too much fun, yes, but it wasn't all on the run.

There was some chillin' done, too.
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(Thanks again to Andy Cairns)
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