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the_climber wrote:
Hey Kevin.... I think we just created a new route junkieSly

jumpingrock wrote:
Add another two lines on sunday. jumpingrock ridge 5.fun and Lust in a Black Cape 5.6; Fun stuff :-)

I think you're right!

I felt that the following was something that should be shared with the masses (with 2940+ page views, I figure someone other then just us must be reading this).




Bow Valley Drinkers & Extreme 5.4 Climbers
Hit the Conglomerate.




Hard Man.. in action!

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jumpingrock performs a forward karate punch deep into the heart of a "conglomerate" slab. He tops this off with an inverted ring-lock before pulling off the next sequence during this FA of yet another awesome 5.4++ in Alberta, Canada





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PS: I'd like to officially welcome our newest member Crag_Dawg


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Oct 16, 2007, 7:18 AM
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T-minus 1 day until enormous wings.

Any of you guys ever climb at Lover's Leap before? Cathy and I have to go to a wedding in San Jose next weekend, and are going to drive down.... it seems as though Lover's Leap is right on the way back. Anyone ever climb there before? Does anyone have a guidebook we could borrow?


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rockguide wrote:
Nicks it is - for the expansive wings, limited beer selection and sharp-as-a balloon service.

I'm all for the Pterodactyl wings this week, but we really need to get the priorities straight for next week... That being a selection of primium beers worth drinking.


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There's a place downtown with a ton of beer selection (something like 80 world beers), I'll have to see the name, maybe we can check it out next week. Massive wings it is this week, shall we say 8:30? 9:00 for the slow fella in the group? 10:00 for the moocher who comes late and eats the leftovers?


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the_climber wrote:
rockguide wrote:
Nicks it is - for the expansive wings, limited beer selection and sharp-as-a balloon service.

I'm all for the Pterodactyl wings this week, but we really need to get the priorities straight for next week... That being a selection of primium beers worth brinking.

Someone started early.


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rockguide wrote:
the_climber wrote:
rockguide wrote:
Nicks it is - for the expansive wings, limited beer selection and sharp-as-a balloon service.

I'm all for the Pterodactyl wings this week, but we really need to get the priorities straight for next week... That being a selection of primium beers worth brinking.

Someone started early.

With how work is going today... that might have been a better alternative to what I'm dealing with now.


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Hey JP! Bring my bouldering guide. Thanks :-)


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Ok, I finally had to post, because whilst highly informative, the post pertaining to the conglomerate was in in fact a little misleading.
As far as highwood pass itself, it contains only very old carbonates (aka limestone), however as one continues south on hwy 40 towards the (I'm suspecting) now infamous mystery crag, one does in fact encounter conglomerate (aka clastic) rock. You see, if you go a little further past Cowbell you will in fact see a Cardium equivalent outcrop which is indeed not only clastic but much younger than the aforementioned 'old limestone' in highwood pass.
Cowbell is in fact conglomerate, and a very different age, formationg and rock type than the rocks one would see directly in highwood pass.
I may meet you guys on Wednesday...I will be riding until 8-8:30 or so, can I arrive disheveled?


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jumpingrock wrote:
There's a place downtown with a ton of beer selection (something like 80 world beers), I'll have to see the name, maybe we can check it out next week. Massive wings it is this week, shall we say 8:30? 9:00 for the slow fella in the group? 10:00 for the moocher who comes late and eats the leftovers?

that is Wild Bills. Correct on the beer, but the food there is....well I wouldn't eat there.


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winter wrote:
Ok, I finally had to post, because whilst highly informative, the post pertaining to the conglomerate was in in fact a little misleading.
As far as highwood pass itself, it contains only very old carbonates (aka limestone), however as one continues south on hwy 40 towards the (I'm suspecting) now infamous mystery crag, one does in fact encounter conglomerate (aka clastic) rock. You see, if you go a little further past Cowbell you will in fact see a Cardium equivalent outcrop which is indeed not only clastic but much younger than the aforementioned 'old limestone' in highwood pass.
Cowbell is in fact conglomerate, and a very different age, formationg and rock type than the rocks one would see directly in highwood pass.
I may meet you guys on Wednesday...I will be riding until 8-8:30 or so, can I arrive disheveled?

See now you’re bringing the nature of the Thrust Faulting of the front ranges into this. Whish has resulted exposure of conglomerate and sandstone both to the north and south of the Highwood Pass. The thrust faulting in the proximity of the pass is much steeper than it is in areas such as the Bow Valley and the Ghost, where much (not all) of the climbing is through the bulk of a carbonate formations rather than on the bedding plains. Exceptions of this in the Bow Valley would be in areas such as Loder Peak and the upper Crags on Heart Mountain where Folding is the dominant structural feature exposing the bedding plains. No if we turn back to the regions to the North and South of the Highwood Pass we find that it is in fact the steepness of the thrust faulting that has allowed a relatively thin formation of conglomerate to produce cliffs comprised of exposed bedding plain.


But this is all dancing around the real point of the matter; that being the fact that if Harrison can carry my rope I have room in my pack for beers which can be conveniently stashed in the creek for after the climb.


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winter: disheveled is perfect. It's pretty much par for the course for most of the gents that arrive anyway.

And you guys are both geeks. :-)


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Oct 16, 2007, 1:24 PM
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jumpingrock wrote:
And you guys are both geeks. :-)

But my geekiness finds rock!


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So wed is at Nick's that cop place on Crowchild?


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Yep. Right across from the football field.


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Just make sure you give the right answer when they ask if you want a bottle with your bottle.


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Wow, you guys have a body of knowledge that I have very limited exposure to. I'm very, very impressed.

Now, off to compress gas.... which doesn't find any climbing rock, but does (rather poorly) pay the bills.

Oh, I wouldn't bother showing up before 9:00, since I believe their wing special starts then, otherwise it's $10.00 a pound a believe :P.

-JP


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I think Limericks in the SE has OK food and 50 different beers (on tap) to choose from. The girls have interesting outfits on for all you pervy old farts.

-JP


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climb_eng wrote:
Wow, you guys have a body of knowledge that I have very limited exposure to. I'm very, very impressed.

Now, off to compress gas.... which doesn't find any climbing rock, but does (rather poorly) pay the bills.

Oh, I wouldn't bother showing up before 9:00, since I believe their wing special starts then, otherwise it's $10.00 a pound a believe :P.

-JP

that would be $10 for one wing.


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On the other hand, you could show up at 8:30, order a beer and chat with the rest of us, then at 9:00 order the wings.


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I'll be there, and I'm counting on JR to be my "wingman" as usual, cuz I'm a lightweight, and the wings are not.


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Hey I know this is a bit off topic but has anyone here done Freakout on Yam or know anything about it aside from whats in the book.


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lovesclimbing wrote:
Hey I know this is a bit off topic but has anyone here done Freakout on Yam or know anything about it aside from whats in the book.

The 5.4+ on Yam? Apparently each pitch is run out and serious. At least the rock is loose. And somehow, it still looks worse than it is.


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rockguide wrote:
lovesclimbing wrote:
Hey I know this is a bit off topic but has anyone here done Freakout on Yam or know anything about it aside from whats in the book.

The 5.4+ on Yam? Apparently each pitch is run out and serious. At least the rock is loose. And somehow, it still looks worse than it is.

Are you the same Brian that put up Blitzcrag Eh across from Barrier?


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Yes he is.... or maybe not, 'Cause we only climb 5.4 and 5.4+ here.


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BRIAN! Bring the old school ice screw!

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