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Posted by on Nov 18, 2018 in Destinations, Featured, Personal Stories, Routes | 0 comments

Climbing in Squamish BC πŸ”πŸ§—β€β™€οΈβ›ΊοΈ Mom’s Take Away!

Climbing in Squamish BC πŸ”πŸ§—β€β™€οΈβ›ΊοΈ Mom’s Take Away!

One of the best perks, for me, as a mature climber, is that I get to climb with my adult children 😊 Both our daughter and son are excellent climbers. Our daughter, Alex, began just two years ago, but as a former, nationally ranked gymnast, it did not take long for her to pass her parents in both ability and passion for the sport. Ryan, our son, began as a little boy. He joined the climbing team for a few years, and now is working on his AMGA Rock Guide certifications. What this means is that I have this amazing situation where my son guides the family on all the best routes, in a variety of beautiful climbing areas. Smith Rocks in Oregon, Mazama in Washington, and The Cochise Stronghold in Arizona, are just a few of the sites we have climbed together. But my favorite, from this season, was the weekend we spent in Squamish, B.C. The plan was simple. Ryan and I drove up from Washington, on Friday...

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Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Featured, Routes | 0 comments

Black Dagger 5.7+ | Red Rock Canyon

Black Dagger 5.7+ | Red Rock Canyon

Recent Route: Black Dagger a sandbagged 5.7+ PG13 in Red Rock Canyon. There’s much to said about this route and it’s great 6 pitches. The route is a bit adventurous and bold, in my opinion but offers beautiful views of Red Rock and varied climbing. While the route is rated a 5.7, I would recommend if for a 5.9 leader or higher. The route has face climbing, some off-width climbing as well as a nice little chimney to squeeze yourself through. Not to mention the 2 hour approach, this climb requires a big chunk of your day! This type of climbing is some of my favorite. I love being able to spend the entire day out in nature. Thinking of nothing else other than task at hand– climbing. There are no cell phones to be answered, no texts to reply to, no facebook status to update. It’s my partner, I, and the rock. The only other thing that may have my attention is the beauty of the surrounding area....

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