Dan Beland:If you're short the 1st bolt ladder is tricky and there' a dyno on the flats.
Donn Goodhew:L led Apron Strings, then I took 1,2,3 to the Split Pillar. Lyn led SP and the Sword. I took Perry's and to the top. Rack for next time: double cams to 2, one 3, one 3.5, draws, slings and biners.
Jamie Chong:Approach the Pillar via Apron Strings or Cruel Shoes for a full on day.
a mighty fun day out with marc! it did not disappoint, but exceeded my built up expectations. lead merci me, split pillar, and perry's layback. stellar. the big fat white rope (quality job with the splice and all) on the sword pitch was a treat - thank you!
sent this thing on a crazy hot day in evolv defys. Woke up early with Dan to climb, got to the parking lot and realised I didn't havve my harness. we had the option of buying a new harness, but because we were both so sleepy we drove back to vancoouver to sleep. Came back to squamish at 5 pm, it was blazing hot and no one was on it. Finished by headlamp. An awesome day. First time on it was with Eric, where I fell once aat the sword. Best climb in squamish?
LOGBOOK, no send, slipped out of a jam 10 ft up Pillar, started from the bottom then finished it. Foot slip on Perry's before the jug feet... First time up the Grand, think I will tape up next time as my jamming technique isn't all that great.
I decided that my first multipitch should be a good one; the Grand did not fall short of achieving that goal. Had to turn around on the first try due to circumstances beyond our control. 3 days later, we went for a retribution attempt after work. Aside from me taking a fall on Perry's layback as a result of the sky turning to black for the crux; we sent all pitches clean and first go. Crossed Bellygood at 12:15am and enjoyed a warm-one on the ledge. I was afraid every moment during those 6.5hrs but could not have been more keen to tackle each pitch and get to the top!! Travis is the man - thanks for taking me up this magnificent Epic!! (Up the Grand Wall via Cruel Shoes).
Held off on this one way too long, but was super exciting to try and onsight the split pillar and then just keep on sending. Was a big deal for me. Hardest part was (and still is) the reach crux on the 5.9 flats pitch!