Sunday, December 19, 2004

Waterton Scrambling

Waterton Scrambling
December 19th 2004
Climbed the left hand of the lineham falls. Went in with the famous Blair Piggot. About a hour 20 approach. Started in with skis but they got heavy and there is little snow for the first third forcing you to take them on and off. Blair wore his all the way in and were of more use on the way out. There is a trail punched in all the way to the falls so skis are not needed. after the next snowfalll if it is of any significance may be of more use.

Right Lineham: Pretty casual with a exciting finish the last ten meters. The last bit has formed while the wind blew giving a weird twisted formation 3+-4. The rest below is only grade 3

Left Lineham: Reported by Blair to be in excellent shape, a couple knife blades were handy on the first pitch. there is a few meters were it is a bit thin but not dangerous. Rest of the climb excellent ice. Rap anchors in on both climbs.


At 12/19/2004 03:57:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "famous Blair Piggot". What's that all about. He's only as famous as Tonto was to the Lone Ranger. :-) I told Blair you'd be taking him up some WI-7. I hope you didn't disappoint.  

Posted by Dave Stephens

At 12/19/2004 10:59:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think to be famous one needs a gimmick. I think the Dairy Queen Flame Thrower Burger has already been taken. I guess that means Blair will have to find something else to go with. On occasion a gas mask has come to mind, but perhaps that is just Blair's natural way of encouraging others to break trai. 

Posted by chris

At 12/19/2004 11:06:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to make me jealous! After watching and filming basketball for 22 hours on two separate days, all I can say is, baskettball is to climbing as as
a) a hammer is to morhpine
b) a squeegie kid is to a car wash
c) barbara streisand is to jenna jameson
d) tv is to real life

Merry Christmas

Oh in order to make this like a ltv board, Blair I have your lost hat. 

Posted by chris

At 12/20/2004 09:15:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

J McKay,

Where abouts are the rap anchors? I'm guessing they are probably close to were we set a vthread on right line.


Posted by Anonymous

At 12/20/2004 09:59:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the Dairy Queen comment, it's been suggested that Blair and I seek sponsorship from DQ given our routine of stopping there (always Blair's idea).  

Posted by Dave Stephens


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