|Jas Ammerlaan and Seba De La Rosa making the FA of the Spirit Bear icewall|
There is nothing so pleasant as ice climbing at sea level, so it comes as no surprise that my backyard is where I enjoy winter climbing the most. Thirty years have passed since a true Icepocalypse thwarted the village of Squamish. Back then, it was straight shafts, leather boots and bearded men only. These days at least some of the sisters have joined in on the fun.
Katia Voyeur making the second ascent of "Depends -a- lot falls"
There were First Ascents o' plenty: Jia makes the signature move on the ephemeral and somewhat inappropriate "Gropper"
"Squamish Groomjob" pumpy as can be!
I jerseyed up with Tony Mac and Willy Stan for a repeat of this Boyd/Flett gem before the Coastal Zamboni finished it off two days later. The final pitch went down with the sun and I heard a few rare grunts from the lungs of Tony as he battled up the final steep Medusa of Ice.
Jason K like a thief in the night, sneaking off Broadway ledge via some thin dribbles.
It's always a gift when your heroes become your partners. After all these years Jia still wants some.
Hard to beat this position above the Fjord
Thank you Squamish and thank you my friends! What a season!!!