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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Snapshot Highlights for 2011

Wales
Crib Gogh - The first of 3 peaks on the Snowdon Horseshoe
(Profile Pic is on top of this)
Mt Tryfan - A Nice hike with my best mate..before our tent, in the foreground, became a float at 6:30a.m
Thailand - South


View of Ton Sai Bay and Thaiwand Wall 


Jude leading an inspiring route on Thaiwand wall
(Photo above taken from the backgrounds cliffs)

Leading a 5.10 on 1,2,3 Wall

Lovely Nam Tok Bungalows on Koi Yao Noi


 The best way to get around!

Revelstoke in the Spring, Canada

  
Peter and I simul climbing the lower pitches of Columbia Buttress (5.9 -10b 13 Pitches)


Leading the stellar 12th pitch

Crossing the blanket creek Tyrolean 
(Thanks guys!)

Aberdeen Columns - A miniature Indian Creek 
(Except for the relentless midgies, the 20k's of loggings roads and abundance of bear droppings)

Majestic Mt Begbie from the North 

Squamish



Swinging leads on the 'Rock On - Squamish Buttress' Link Up 
(5.10 12 Pitches)


Cory approaching the half way belay 'perch' on 'Rock On'
(Opal Wall behind)


First of many top outs on the Chief!


Setting gear for the crux of 'Neat & Cool' 5.10a


Climbing the classic warm up for mind and body
(The Black Dyke Boulder)

Afternoon solo of 'Cornflakes' 5.7


Attempting to onsight 'Climb & Punishment' 5.10d
(Before whipping on the piton!)


My two favorite girls from Quebec!
(Gabi & Annie)


The Chief!
(Thank you friend of a friend who took this)


Looking south down the Howe Sound from Petrifying Wall


Other BC Adventures


Hanging with paps at Bow Falls, Banff


Leading the classic 'Plum Line'  5.9 Fortress Wall, Skaha


Waking up for another day in Skaha


USA Road Trip!


Getting ready for the high peak that toyed with us!
(Sun, cloud, mist, rain, sunshine...repeat)


Smith Rocks, Oregon


Enjoying a fun route with Jeni


Jeni, dwarfed by the gigantic redwoods in California


First time beneath the Captain!
(Yosemite)


About to lead yet another exposed pitch on the East Buttress of El Cap
(12 Pitches 5.9-10b)


The Illustrious Half Dome


Getting the flash on for 'Rebel without a pause' 5.11b


One of many sublimely shaded walls in Red Rocks
(Nevada)


The spiritual vortex of Sedona
(Court house butte & Bell)


 The Grand Canyon!


Myself with Jeni & Heather
(We all climbed owl rock in the middle back ground)


Approaching the enduro crack climbing capital, Indian Creek!


The standard IC rack


Sam Coffin sending 'Scarface' 5.11-
(Six Shooter towers in the far background)


Bouldering at Big Bend


Standing atop of 'Ancient Art'



A fitting end to an epic summer!


BC adventures contd.


Seconding a WI5 route in Johnston Canyon
Merry Christmas and much happiness in your new year!