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Samiam277


Oct 10, 2010, 11:21 PM
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I'm headed to Squamish this weekend, only two days to climb. Any recommendations for crack climbs in the 5.8-5.10 range? I would prefer to find some areas with a high concentration of moderate splitters. I'm not sure which guidebook I'll be using; I need to check my school's climbing club library. Anyway, any thought would be much appreciated. Thanks- Sam


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Oct 11, 2010, 2:31 AM
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Samiam277 wrote:
I'm headed to Squamish this weekend, only two days to climb. Any recommendations for crack climbs in the 5.8-5.10 range? I would prefer to find some areas with a high concentration of moderate splitters. I'm not sure which guidebook I'll be using; I need to check my school's climbing club library. Anyway, any thought would be much appreciated. Thanks- Sam

You JUST might luck out on the weather if the long term forecast holds true. For the most bang for your buck, go hit the Smoke Bluffs. There are so many good climbs in your range that it isn't even worth trying to list them all, but here are a few to get you started:
Mosquito, Flying Circus, Neat and Cool, Quarryman, Penny Lane, The Zip, Octopus Garden in the Shade.


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Yeah I'm hoping the forecast holds true. If not we will probably stay in the states and go to Leavenworth or something east of the Cascades. Thanks for the suggestions. Those crags are exactly what we are looking for.


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If you are looking for longer routes;
Snake
Rock On (stays wet for a while after rain)
Squamish Buttress
Birds of Prey
Dierdre
St. Vitus Dance
Smoke Bluff Connection
Centerfold (not really splitter..... but fun)
Exasperator
Split Pillar via the flake and merci me


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This is exactly what mountain project is for.


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squamishclimbing.com

for you the best will be squamish select guide ... its also the cheaper one ...

if you plan on doing some rockies and skaha climbing ... select climbs of the canadian west might be a better buy ... more expensive

if weather is questionable ... climb at the smoke bluffs ... burgers and fries, neat and cool and penny lane dry very quickly

dont be put off by a light drizzle .. everyone in squish climbs in it ... just wait a bit and itlll dry out


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bearbreeder wrote:
squamishclimbing.com

for you the best will be squamish select guide ... its also the cheaper one ...

if you plan on doing some rockies and skaha climbing ... select climbs of the canadian west might be a better buy ... more expensive

if weather is questionable ... climb at the smoke bluffs ... burgers and fries, neat and cool and penny lane dry very quickly

dont be put off by a light drizzle .. everyone in squish climbs in it ... just wait a bit and itlll dry out

I LOVE that the picture on the home page is of someone bouldering.


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bouldering is climbing ... well about 15 feet anyways

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