For those of you local climbers, here’s a very cool shot from the air, taken by my friend Scott Pick. He was nice enough to send these along because he knew I have some routes up in this region. On the left side of the “gully” is the ever present Prow Wall, home to Teddy Bear’s Picnic, The Prow Wall Project, Gravity Bong and now The Intrepid Traverse. All of which are world class routes, and all of which go free at 5.12d or worse:)) I’ve always said that Squamish is one of the best multi-pitch cragging scenes in the world. Commitment is pretty low, you can always rap to a ledge somewhere to call your day short, OR you can up the ante and link it into something else, and on and on ya go.
The blunt wall on the right side is the Squamish Buttress, 5.10c, FA, Fred Beckey and company 1959. And the new North Face Variation, 5.9, 2010. But what’s really jumping out at me the most, is the obvious gap between the two. I wonder when Jeremy Smith and Ben Harnden are going to sac up and string a high-line between the two walls? Now that would be a sight to see! Grin. I’ll bring popcorn.
Enjoy the pics. Thanks again Scott. CLICK to enlarge!!!