A graded index is an essential part of every guidebook for planning bouldering days, finding projects in just the difficult range, and for use as a tick list. Unfortunately, Squamish Bouldering 3rd Edition doesn’t contain a graded index. Problem solved…
The goal was to create the graded index that would have been in the book if the author had included it. No errata has been corrected to make the index so that the index is compatible with the rest of the book.
While bouldering may be an individual sport, our collective story enriches each individual’s experience. An area’s guidebook is the primary reference for our story and should be as accurate as possible.
Squamish Bouldering 3rd Edition contains errors. Collecting tens of thousands of facts without making any mistakes is an almost impossible task. Some errors are surely accidental. Others errors, like the renaming of some problems, are intentional.
One goal of this website is to provide a venue to set the record straight and preserve our story as accurately as possible. If you know of any errors in the book, please submit a comment or email email@example.com. This page will be updated as accurate information arrives.
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Scattered throughout this month are the 20th anniversaries of Gibbs Cave, The Hulkster’s Humpfest, Heartbreak Hotel, and more. There were a few problems established earlier in Squamish but the four areas Nick Gibbs developed in March 1996 made Squamish a bouldering destination. (He’d discovered Gibbs Cave in early 1995 after a winter in Hueco.)
When Nick returned to Victoria, he called me and excitedly explained that “It’s going to be bigger than Camp 4!” The next time I saw him, he lent me his hand drawn originals of Squamish’s first bouldering guide book. I was psyched and spent many weekends during the summer of 1996 and beyond visiting Squamish with Stu Worrall.
Conspicuously missing from Nick’s drawings is The Black Dyke Boulders area. He didn’t climb there because it looked like someone else (later learned to be Adam Diamond) had already pulled off some moss in that part of the forest and Nick wanted to be sure he was getting first ascents.
Nick’s originals are long gone but I made copies. I doubt more than about four people have ever even seen these. They have been in a box in my parent’s attic since I finished referencing them while writing Squamish Boulder Problems in 2000.
For you bouldering history buffs out there, enjoy!
If there is a dry day this month, I’m going for some anniversary sends and I’ve been trying to convince Nick to join me. 🙂