Climbing at Shannon Falls - Squamish BC
Some days are just lucky.
While hoping to climb at a quiet spot in Squamish... summer weekend crowds fill the granite walls. A good friend of mine
visiting from Austria was in town only a few days, so climbing was on the list of things to do.
We decided to see if a super nice multi pitch - a new squamish route - *Sky Walker* beautiful 5 pitch 5.8 was
busy. Thinking the area might be quite, unfortunately wasn't. All the climbs were busy. When all of a sudden I hear my name
out loud... " Alain!!" It was my friend Daniel. We had met the first year of my trip when climbing in Mexico.
She was in Squamish for a couple weeks of climbing. (on the sad note, she was here to meet up with Mikey and climb
with him, Mikey was to fly in Vancouver on July 13th for a month of Squamish climbing, he went climbing somewhere else.)
So to see each other was a surprise. She was climbing with her friend Holly. They were just about to climb one of Squamish most classic climb * Klahani Crack * an easy, perfect beautiful hand jam crack... 5.7/8.
I asked them if I could run up it quickly to set up for a few shots while the light was nice and happen to have my camera with me. It was the first time since may I'd taken any photos. It felt good to hang off a rope and shoot again.
Eventually the crowd left and we were able to get on Sky Walker, climbed under a warm sun and watched the sun set over the
Another beautiful day in Squamish.
Daniel on a perfect hand crack.
Some american boys on * Local Boyz do Good 5.10d * Squamish classic slab.
Holly in the scenery.
Then we got on Sky Walker.....
My friend Klaus on the first pitch of Sky Walker.
Bianca and Klaus hanging around with a view.
Bianca at the final crux move.
Klaus on the exposed traverse pitch, easy and sweet...
Testing out my new camera around Squamish...
Kite surfers taking advantage of the clear sunny windy days.
Squamish Chief - 700 meters... plenty of cracks to be climbed.
It's an OK view from my front balcony. - Mount Habrich.