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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2015, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Not really wanting to put in the effort to go for a ski, or a tour in the rain, I scoped out the LLW access for some future endeavours up there. Followed McLane's guidebook, which was very useful and accurate. The gate was closed, so I had to park on a little side road nearby. I ran into Dan and Shirley (I think that's her name), and while they said I was ok to park on Squamish Nation land, that next time I should check with their uncle. Anyone have any other recent info on this?

Anyways, I did the tyrolean across the river, and then found the trail. The tyrolean was burly and fun, but not worth the $10 biner it's not cost me, and all the faffing around. A gate had fused shut kinda, and I spent a good half hour trying to open it. Canoe would probably be the best choice. This does mean either asking for an open gate, portaging your gear and canoe to the cable tower and then upstream a few hundred meters, or starting way upstream and paddling down river. If paddling, I think some basic river paddling skills would be good. The trail itself is looking rough, but full value adventure for an 8 hour day. I'm looking forward to logging some good routes up in this area in the months to come.
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You could use steel carabiners, or put a bunch of duck/climbing tape on aluminum biners (which is what I'm guessing you used).

Some folks walk the cable as opposed to doing it tyrolean-style, which is a bit faster albeit requiring more balance

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I wimped out on walking the cable... Next time I guess! From what I've seen, there are a lot of creative ways one can cross the cable. The tyrolean looks to be the most labour intensive though
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You could use steel carabiners, or put a bunch of duck/climbing tape on your what I'm assuming is an aluminum biner.

Some folks walk the cable as opposed to doing it tyrolean-style, which is a bit faster albeit requiring more balance
What about a pulley?

http://www.petzl.com/en/Sport/Pulleys#.VNpoQcvTmig

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I doubt those pulleys are big enough, and they would probably get chewed up pretty quickly
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This is the only pulley that will work:

http://www.petzl.com/en/Professional...S#.VNqMxbDF_Iw

All others are too narrow. It's a thick cable.
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This is the only pulley that will work:

http://www.petzl.com/en/Professional...S#.VNqMxbDF_Iw

All others are too narrow. It's a thick cable.
Seems legit, but it looks like the pulley is made of plastic.... Wouldn't it get chewed up?
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It's some kind of plastic composite I imagine, but it's designed for lift evacuations on ski hills. Zipping along braided steel cables is the intended use.

I've used it and there was no obvious wear - certainly nothing to be concerned about.

It's very expensive, unfortunately. Most would not invest in one for this purpose.
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I canoed across once and while we were there some guys had made their own pulley for the cable using a bike rim. It took them longer to get one guy across with pulley than it took three of us to get across with canoe.
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walk the cable or canoe!


that rollcab pulley is >$300 US
http://www.karstsports.com/petp47rol.html

even with that, you're facing 1/2 the cable length 'uphill'

, honestly i'm paying for heli next time to haberl hut
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MB - ya, expensive is not my way to go, especially for such a specialized piece of gear that I wouldn't get much use out of.

Dru - I think I managed the tyrolean in about 35 minutes, but I wasn't sitting in my harness. I found sitting in the harness to be almost more effort than actively climbing it, and I didn't want to put undue wear on my biner. Walking it is probably even better/faster, saw someone mention it on cc. Canoe makes sense (to me) at 2+ people, although with 2 people the cable could still be quick.

Lowclimber - Heli is cheating! Although I admit if short on time and you want to get to the Jim Haberl Hut, it's probably the best thing to do.

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you can also pay a guy to ferry you across - quite a few people did that when we visited

don't have a contact though.
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I don't know if he's still around, but Jay of Squamish River tours used to take people to the trail head with a power boat out from Squamish. Maybe that's who you're talking about.
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I don't know if he's still around, but Jay of Squamish Riverjet used to take people to the trail head with a power boat out from Squamish. Maybe that's who you're talking about.

Yup.

http://www.squamishriverjet.ca/
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