Squamish, British Columbia

As we traveled across the country we kept hearing murmurs of how amazing the Squamish climbing season had been this year.  No rain!  As we came within striking distance of Squamish, that changed with seven straight days of rain.  We spent a week seeking out the driest routes before the rain started back up again.  In that time we got in the full Squamish tour, exploring Seal Cove, The Malamute, The Chief, The Papoose, The Smoke Bluffs, and Slhanay.

Seal Cove

Seal Cove

Seal Cove waterfront cragging.

Seal Cove waterfront cragging.

Joanna leads Paul's Crack (5.10a) on The Malamute.

Joanna leads Paul’s Crack (5.10a) on The Malamute.

Watching the kiteboarders enjoying the wind of The Howe Sound from the top of the Malamute.

Watching the kiteboarders enjoying the wind of The Howe Sound from the top of the Malamute.

Lots of kites flying on Howe Sound.

Lots of kites flying on Howe Sound.

Rainy day exploration at Alice Lake Provincial Park.

Rainy day exploration at Alice Lake Provincial Park.

Joanna finishing up the crux pitch of Hairpin (5.10a) on The Papoose.

Joanna finishing up the crux pitch of Hairpin (5.10a) on The Papoose.

Enoying Hairpin (5.10a).

Enoying Hairpin (5.10a).

George found his own tree to climb on top of The Papoose.

George found his own tree to climb on top of The Papoose.

The view of The Chief and Squamish from The Papoose.

The view of The Chief and Squamish from The Papoose.

Taking in the views after topping out on Jungle Warfare (5.10a) on Slhanay (The Squaw).

Taking in the views after topping out on Jungle Warfare (5.10a) on Slhanay (The Squaw).

Looking back at The Chief and Howe Sound from Slhanay.

Looking back at The Chief and Howe Sound from Slhanay.

I spy fishies.

I spy fishies.

Cheakamus Lake.

Cheakamus Lake.

Rest day yoga on Cheakamus Lake near Whistler.

Rest day yoga on Cheakamus Lake near Whistler.

Boris soaking in the British Columbia mountain views.

Boris soaking in the British Columbia mountain views.

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