This page covers climbing with Terry Tremaine, and climbing with Eric Lynn.
Climbing with Terry Tremaine, 13 October 2007
The view from the parking lot of Bataan, just outside Canmore, AB.
Bataan is a pretty major hike in. Jordan, you wouldn't want to do the hike in, but the rock was
pretty sweet. The name of the area comes from the infamous Bataan Death March - and no, this isn't
what I took the Rock Squad on at Smith many moons ago. This is the view from midway up the hike
looking out to Chinaman's Peak or Ha Ling Peak, home of the 21 pitch sport route, Sisyphus Summits ,
the longest limestone sport route in Canada.
This is a shot of the First Cave area (yes, this is the cave).
A dark shot of Terry showing the beautiful limestone wall.
This is a view out to the east showing the Eyes of Bataan. Did I mention that this is a solid
800 m above road level?
A good picture of Terry Tremaine at the Far East area, just before I'm going to take my first lead
fall in a few good months. Stupid nerves.
This is Terry re-leading a great climb called Jagged Edge that apparently only goes at 5.10b
if you use the tree start (both of us did). The bulge exit was the sweetest move of the entire day.
And, I might note, I got it the first time on lead!
Bulge exit move for Jagged Edge .
Terry is leading a 5.11 a called Mutton Chops that was pretty stout. The top arete was
sustained, but really clean.
Climbing with Preben Eric Lynn, 14 October 2007
Since Eric was able to make the trek down to Calgary for the day, it seemed like a good call
to find a little rock. The sun was bright and the weather was clear so we headed to Grotto Canyon.
This is Eric enjoying a Paul-made sandwich with pickles and German rye bread.
Me, eating a sandwich as well. We ate lunch near a small pond at the trailhead for Grotto.
Some of the rock in Grotto is actually really nice. Some of it is super polished and terrible though.
This is Eric considering the rock in the Lower Canyon.
The view out of the Narrows.
Here is Eric pooping his pants. I accidentally put him on Blind Faith , a 5.10a.
I thought we were climbing a light 5.9. Kudos to Eric for not only making it up, but doing it
with only marginal whining (I would have cried like a girl).
Eric loading his bag back up.
Here's Natalia trying out my accordion.
I finally got to host my friend Jeanna Berg for dinner on 22 Oct. Here she is showing off the
very excellent carrot cake she made for dessert. And, I might add, that Natalia (an excellent carrot
cake baker herself) called Jeanna's cake the best carrot cake she had ever had. Nice job Jeanna!
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