Squamish is a rock climber’s town. Sure, there are mountain bike trails, white water paddling and world-class skiing up the road, but it’s a climber’s town. The town sign reads “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada,” it is a a dream for those who like to grow their own food. When late autumn arrives, so does the rain. Many climbers escape for the south or overseas. Some switch to exploring the snowy hills on planks or boards. Sometimes, the temperatures drop and the autumn rains freeze, forming rarely seen icy drips on the granite cliffs. For a short time, Squamish becomes an ice climbers town. The West Coast experienced cold temperatures the first week of December, 2013, cold enough to form ice. Here are a few photos from the chilled granite around Squamish and Vancouver.

Chris Geisler near Vancouver  Photo Innate Gear

Chris Geisler near Vancouver Photo Innate Gear

 

Paul McSorley on a potential new route at the Longhouse Crag behind the Cheif  Photo Brian Goldstone

Paul McSorley on a potential new route at the Longhouse Crag behind the Cheif Photo Brian Goldstone

Tim Emmett on a project Photo SquamishPhoto

Tim Emmett on a project Photo SquamishPhoto

 

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