19 posts by 10 people

Victoria based climber seeks partners

dwoods said Mon, 13 Aug 2007 16:52:11 -0700

I'm looking for climbing partners who want to go to Squamish, or who are interested in heading up to the Wapiti Valley.

I climb mid 10s on bolts, and I'm just getting started on using gear (7s and 8s).

I'm usually available any weekend, so if you're interested, let me know!


john said Tue, 14 Aug 2007 22:17:03 -0700

one of my friends put up that new route at Wapiti. I 'll keep you in mind if I get time to go. I have lots of projects. do you have vehicle? do you climb in Vic or nanaimo

dwoods said Wed, 15 Aug 2007 06:47:41 -0700

I have a car, and I live in Victoria. Let me know if plan a trip. thanks!

Stewart Wozny said Thu, 16 Aug 2007 22:45:33 -0700

I used to live in Squamish for about 7 years & spent a lot of vacation time over there before the move.

I don't know whether you've made it over yet, but if not the rock is (usually) magnificent for getting lots of practice making good placements. There's hundreds of routes of all levels of difficulty and good approaches to most of them.

Unfortunately, unless things have changed drastically in the last few years, you should watch out for gear thieves ANYWHERE on the Sea to Sky corridor - visible stuff in the car or unattended gear on the crags can vanish in an instant, and I think homeowner's insurance is the only way to recoup the loss - minus the deductible, of course...

An amazing number of the locals have varying levels of experience climbing and are usually pleasant and familiar with the area. It's well worth the effort to get to know some of them.

john said Fri, 24 Aug 2007 08:44:47 -0700

Stewart I read your letter you sent to Alpinist Mag a few years ago after Darryl died. You talked of climbing Zodiac with him and another bugger and some booze. Are you living up at the giving address? do you still climb? darryl and fred were friends of my parents

Stewart Wozny said Sun, 26 Aug 2007 22:10:23 -0700

I'm not much of a computer wiz, but if you mean where am I living these days. it seems as though I.m living in Courtenay at the moment..

I still climb (very rarely), largely because those of a like ilk are pretty scarce anywhere these days, and particularly hard to find up here - especially without a vehicle.

Were you at Daryl's wedding or reception by any chance?

Feel free to stay in touch if there's any info about Daryl I can give you (as long as it happens to be the less than outrageous stuff that none of us would want spread about ourselves when we croak).

Catch you later.

john said Wed, 29 Aug 2007 06:46:34 -0700

I'm in Cumberland. funny you ask about a wedding. When I was around 8 yrs I went to a wedding and Daryl was there, but I'm pretty sure it was my aunt Debra's wedding . Incidentally I think Daryl had a large cast on 1 of his legs. this was in the early eighties.
I've put up many of the little sport routes at comox lake, new routes on Colonel foster and in June finished a new line up the Eldred valley in Powell river. Going to Horne lake with my brother today to set a sport route. rap bolting on limestone.

shin said Wed, 17 Oct 2007 09:25:26 -0700

Hi everyone, I'm new to Victoria and I'm looking for people to climb at horne lake with. I'm a competent sport climber, with plenty of experience on steep routes. I don't know too many climbers yet, and would love to get to know people so I can check out different areas on the island. If anyone wants to go to Horne lake or any other climbing area please let me know. I climb at crag X climbing gym (indoors is so mediocre compared to real rock).

philg said Fri, 19 Oct 2007 21:07:51 -0700

Hey shin, I'm new to Vic as well. I've been up to Horne L once, its great. Send me a quick email and we can meet up at cragx sometime next week.

john said Mon, 22 Oct 2007 22:16:56 -0700

shit I'll be going to crag X on wednesday. email me. Right now I have friends going to horne every other day. you could hook up.. I try to go once a week email me most just the 12's and 13's will be dry.


Panda said Wed, 31 Oct 2007 16:02:55 -0700

Hi. I will be moving into the Comox valley very soon. I will be in need of a ice fix soon and was wondering if anybody is interested in Ice climbing I will lead almost anything and love just to go out and have fun on almost anything. S/W/I/N/P

stew said Sun, 02 Dec 2007 14:41:51 -0800

Hi Panda,
I am living in Nanaimo and am looking for an ice climbing partner on the island. I don't lead ice yet but have climbed ice in the past and am planning to learn to lead ice from a friend on the mainland. I am a great belay slave and am motivated. Let me know.

Panda said Sat, 08 Dec 2007 21:19:46 -0800

Hey Stew

I am up for about anything every second weekend or week nites.
Hope to hook up with christian soon and get on some ice. The season sounds like it may be forming up to be a good one. We should all thank the ice gods for that.

andyarts said Fri, 28 Dec 2007 17:16:53 -0800

Hey Panda and Stew. I too am looking for ice climbing partners. I have all the gear and willing to lead or follow. Let me know if you are interested it getting out. I live in Victoria.

Jain said Thu, 03 Jan 2008 15:11:57 -0800

Hey all, I'm still getting into ice climbing - I've gone out with Christian a few times - and am hoping to get something in this year. Feel free to contact me if partners are needed.

john said Sun, 06 Jan 2008 16:43:45 -0800

I live in the comox valley and climb the routes at Boston falls. hopefully people have used the mini guide

livia said Thu, 22 May 2008 21:30:46 -0700

Hi John, Would it be possible to get a copy of that miniguide? The link isn't live right now, perhaps because of the updates to this site. I don't see an obvious way (or I'm slow) to PM you through this site so livia.gilstrap AT

livia said Thu, 22 May 2008 21:33:36 -0700

...and I realize that is an ice area. Not for me and I can't delete my post...

ah well.

john said Fri, 23 May 2008 18:09:13 -0700

go to the Boston falls area and click on the pdf guide near the top of the page. It worked fine for me.

if you still have troubles let me know.

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