Monday, September 13, 2010

Just Meat & Potatoes Climbing


imageThe “Northern Lights” (5.12a, 12 pitches) route on the 1,000 foot high “Chief” in Squamish is described as:

“.. a ‘meat-and-potatoes’ climb with ‘some overhanging flare climbing, some long corners, some greenery and some choss.’ A time-consuming descent through dense bushes brought the climbers back to their van at around 4 p.m.”

They climbed this route after doing 3 other, harder routes on the same day. After this route, they climbed another 11 pitch route for a total of 13 hours climbing in one day. Wow! What’s for dessert?

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