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Squamish - Sheriff's Badge - Cowboys & Indians
« on: August 26, 2010, 04:00:22 pm »
Hope you don't mind the cross post to another forum but I thought you might be interested in see a little bit of what Squamish has to offer.  Maxing out around 1000' they might not quite be bigwalls  but they are certainly big enough. 

I appreciate the serious responses I got to a number of posts in the last year so I hope you enjoy some content.  Later!

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Re: Squamish - Sheriff's Badge - Cowboys & Indians
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 06:21:29 pm »
Nice!

Did it rain or did you just deploy the rain fly for shits and grins?

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Re: Squamish - Sheriff's Badge - Cowboys & Indians
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 09:40:26 am »
It didn't rain but it is Squamish and there was some virga and thick clouds up valley as I was setting up the ledge. 

Honestly I like setting up the fly.  With double doors you can still get plenty of open space but it also allows you to be sloppy and more relaxed.  No need to constantly be worried if everything is clipped off or not.

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Re: Squamish - Sheriff's Badge - Cowboys & Indians
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 11:06:37 am »
nice work slabby

I've had my eye on that line for a while, but the new baby has kept me from getting out much this summer. 

Any tips for the descent?




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Re: Squamish - Sheriff's Badge - Cowboys & Indians
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 04:00:35 pm »
Eerggghh.  Beta.  Other than suffer?  Not really.  Sasquatch ledge not a typical ledge but rather an eroded dyke into the cliff face.  A good portion of it requires hunching over and dragging the bags, plus there's an A0 discontinuity halfway across with no anchor at the top to haul off of.   With a partner and a single carry maybe it's not that bad but I was being carefull and ended up traversing the ledge a total of 7 times to get 2 loads across.  Ugghh.  If I ever do the original Badge route I think I'll fix a line over the roof and rap the route.  You could probably do the same on C&I but the second to last pitch traverses considerably in it's 190' length and the pendi back to the anchor would be pretty huge (but doable).

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Re: Squamish - Sheriff's Badge - Cowboys & Indians
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 04:18:17 pm »
Thanks again slabby - I have a pair of 8mm doubles, might take both of them up to fix as backropes for the rappels when I finally drag my ass up there.  It's not like there'll be another party on the route  :)  Extra weight sounds like less work than dragging all the kit over to the gully raps and then down the talus...

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Re: Squamish - Sheriff's Badge - Cowboys & Indians
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2010, 09:38:56 am »
yessss......