In 2007, Olivier Ouellette and gang made the first skateboard descent of The Apron in Squamish. He ductapped the board to one foot and rigged a rappel to board down.
Was it the first time anyone had done this? Probably not. Nevertheless, it was proof that slabs in Squamish could be multi-sport.
And yes, there’s a video that you can watch here:
Matt Bolton Bikes a Slab
Enter Matt Bolton in September 2020 with a new way to use Squamish slabs. He cleaned some moss off a short cliff and rode his mountain bike down it.
He “had this crazy idea for a while” that he wanted to ride down a rock slab as a climber was going up nearby.
He called the run The Nail Biter and shared photos on Instagram.
We’re standing by for the first rollerblade, rollerski and scooter slab descents.