Late season (good)luck cannot be counted on as a weekend warrior in the NW. So, when it happens there is a sense of satisfaction and the sad feeling like its over for the year too. We had the fortune of experiencing this several times during brief weather windows this fall. My focus was of course on multi pitch, but it also became ticking off “top 100 “ routes at Squamish. We did 8 of them this fall, and it rejuvenated my love for the place, even with its growing pains, Squamish is still an incredible venue.
Sunblessed + Enlightenment 10b SB is very fun, enlightenment scary however
Blazing Saddles 10b wild!
Rutabaga 11a, possibly my favorite pitch in Squamish!
Index also came through with another run at Hell Bent for Glory in the heat, and a spank down on Free at last to flail on the Glass Eyed Tuna pitch that supposedly is 10d? not buying it, but great job on the new guide book fellas!
Even though I’m working a tough job currently, I feel compelled to grab that last bit of sun.
Now It is amazing to think about ice season coming! Wish I didn’t have to work all winter 😦