Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Squamish 2010 Part 1

Monica is proud of her sister Sylvia's newest wine label featured at Trader Joe's.

Emi's dad showing off his raspberry vines in their backyard in Seattle.

The view from the campground... This is where the kite boarders play in the afternoons when the winds pick up.

Fresh pastries from Sunflower Bakery Cafe.

Chris, what is this?

Monica cruising up Nadia's Slab.

This is the view of Mt. Garibaldi from the Howe Sound Brewery in Squamish.

Monica and I have been in Squamish now for a few days and so far we've had a great time climbing and hanging out. On the way up we stayed with friends Jeff and Emi in Seattle. Thanks for the hospitality guys! We finished the drive the following day and got in a good half day of bouldering. We checked out an area north of Squamish proper by about 15 mins called Paradise Valley. Its a fairly secluded area with a stream meandering its way about the boulders. Quality granite and fun problems make this an awesome area to check out! The next day we spent at the grand wall boulders where I managed to climb Mantra, which I am very proud of being that I'm out of shape currently. Monica also got on her nemesis Sloppy Poppy and remembered some of her beta and managed to repeat several of the harder moves. Yesterday was a rest day... boooorrring! Today we were back at it, this time at the north walls and the Powerline boulders. I got on Ride the Waves and Squealing Hog and Monica climbed Hydrogen and Nadia's Slab. At the Powerline Boulders we got on a really cool problem, which i cant remember the name of. Today was a bit warm so we're hoping for cooler temps in the following days. So far its been a great trip and we're looking forward to our friend Jeff's arrival on thursday. Stay tuned for our next post and we hope you enjoy our photos.

PS- We are taking some video but because of slow upload speeds at the brewery we will not be posting any until we return home.

PSS- If you find yourself at a Trader Joe's, be sure to check out Monica's sister's wine label... "Winifred" Chardonnay.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Joe's Valley 09' Part 1

Scott on Team Effort

Liane flashes Self Service

Scott on Jitterbug Perfume

Two Finger Variation [v9] from scott chandler on Vimeo.

Contact [v6] from scott chandler on Vimeo.

We've been at Joe's for a few days now and have already had some great climbing. We've joined forces with Justin, Becky, and Alan, and our good friend Liane also flew out to climb with us. The weather has been cold and windy, which has been great for the few moments we're actually exerting ourselves on the rock, but not too comfy for the remaining 99% of the time. But hey, thats why we have down jackets and long underwear... so here are some videos and pics that we've thus far captured. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Yoemite: Late Fall

Tim on Bridge To Nowhere [v9?]

Courtney on Barrel of Laughs [v6]. If only there were more spotters!


Just another crazy french guy with a ciggarette behind his ear.

Lyn gets ill on Montezumas Revenge [v9].

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Yosemite: 11-6/8-08

Justin on the FA of Villain [v4].

Paul sending Leroy [v10].

Monday, October 27, 2008

Warm and Fun

So far the temperatures this fall have been pretty warm (except one weekend, which felt like winter) but despite it all, the bouldering continues to happen and somehow people manage to send anyway.

Sunday, August 03, 2008


It started to rain five days before we were supposed to leave Squamish and the forecast called for rain for the whole time. What a bummer! I had heard of some good bouldering in Leavenworth, WA but had never been there before and was hesitant to leave Squamish so early. So we went to the Howe Sound Brewery to think about it over some Yammer Jammers and beer. The next morning we packed things up and it was back to States.

Leavenworth is a quaint little town on the eastern side of the cascades and at about the same latitude as Seattle. The town itself is Bavaria themed and the whole downtown actually looks like an old Bavarian village. Anyway, the bouldering there is amazing with quality granite and many 5 star lines. We didn't take too many pics but here are a few...

Monica roping up on a fun 5.7.

Icicle creek is beautiful and a great place to take a bath or have a picnic.

Monica climbing The real thing [v4].

The Shield [v7] is a great problem with a fun dyno.

Nate climbing the uber-fun The Pocket [v4].

Getting some ice cream in town with friends Nate and Sarah.


Monday, July 28, 2008

Squamish '08 (Part 2)

Monica projecting Sloppy Poppy (v4)

Scott sending This Monkey's Gone to Heaven (v7).

Scott sending Tatonka (v8).