Sea to Sky Route Development Fund

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Raised by 164 people in 15 months
Fellow climber,

Have you ever climbed at the Commonweatlh in Murrin Park? How about sport climbed at the Playground, or Fern Hill or even climbed the classic multipitch Sunset Strip on the Chief. These are merely a few examples of new routes and crags that have been created in the last few years. To keep that progress going I am establishing a Gofundme account to help offset the cost of hardware that is borne by the route developer in the Sea to Sky corridor. Over the last number of years over 500 pitches have been established in the Sea to Sky corridor. From independent new lines to entirely new crags, thousands of hours have been put in by the route developer to create these routes. This involves trail work, cleaning the route and adding bolts and anchors if necessary. While the hours put in only cost time and energy, the cost of hardware is straight out of one's pocket. Currently, a bolt and hanger cost around $3.50, that's if purchased in bulk. Anchors, can range from $15 to $25 depending on the setup. Therefore a 10 bolt sport pitch can be at least $50. Not to mention the $1000 cordless hammer drill needed to install the bolts. Over the years the climbing public has asked route developers how they can help and the best way is with the almighty dollar! So it's time to ask the climbing community to chip in and help fund the routes they enjoy.

The objective of this fund is to raise up to $3500 to offset the purchase of bolts,hangers and anchors for ongoing development of routes and entire crags that span the entire grade spectrum from 5.6 to 5.13, trad and sport.  1000 bolts have already been purchased and we would like to buy 1000 hangers as well as anchors. 

The route developers that would intially access the fund have put up crags within a broad range of grades and styles such as: Commonwealth, Playground, Cat Lake, Neverland, Sanctuary, Courtyard, Paradise,
Sanitarium, Garden of Gethsemane, Fern Hill,Trestle, Pilot's Lounge, Forgotten Wall,Valley of Lost Tribes, Altamont, Quercus,Down among the Cedars, Rainbows and Unicorns,Top Shelf, Longhouse, New Delhi Cliff as well as routes on the Chief like Sunset Strip and Long Time No See, plus numerous other independant lines scattered throughought the corridor. There also new crags and routes being developed right now.  The people behind these new lines are: Tess Egan, Jack Fieldhouse, Jason Green, Eric Hughes, Colin Moorhead, Rob Richard, Jason Robertson, Chris Singer, Chris Small, Stu Smith, Harry Young, Kris Wild, Peter Winter, amongst others. 
You can view the new routes at:
https://www.quickdrawpublications.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/updates/Squamish%20Select%20Updates.pdf :

As new routes are developed and ready to be climbed we will provide the info here. 

Any donation is appreciated and comments or suggestions to improve this fund are welcome. 
With your support the development will continue which means more routes and crags, covering a full range of grades and styles, for you to enjoy. 

To satisfy the GoFundMe terms of service I have to provide the following information:

GoFundMe is not "free"as indicated on their site, they do take a percentage of your donation.

Me: I am a Squamish resident and have been climbing for 30+ years. I started developing routes around 2000.

Beneficiaries of the fund will be any route developer in the Sea to Sky that has already established at least 5 pitches on their own dime. Those who have not can purchase the hardware at cost. The developers mentioned are not an exclusive list. I am friends with most of them.

As previously mentioned the funds will be used for the purchase of hardware: bolts, hangers, anchor materials (chain, quick links). As already shown on this page, the materials are already being purchased by me,and receipts posted to the site I will use the money to reimburse myself. Unused money will be left in a bank account for further orders. The longer term plan is to move the money into a proper organization that can deal directly with route development.
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New Multipitch in Chek.
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Rogues Gallery new route:

A Day in Wonderland 12a sport
Left of Serendipity. FA Robyn Richard
Hardware provided by the fund
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New Rock of Ages crag!!
Same access as Electric Ave in Chek. Take the trail left of the route Kye's Stairway to Seven, hike straight up for 10 mins. Very cool rock. All names are written on rocks at the base of the route. Morning shade. All hardware provided by the development fund.

Walk This Way 4 bolts 11d? FA Dave Southam
Sunday Bloody Sunday 5 bolts 12b FA Jack Fieldhouse
Sweet Emotion 9 bolts 11-? FA Dave Southam
She Sells Sanctuary 8 bolts 11-? FA Dave Southam
For Those About to Rock 8 bolts 10+? FA J. Fieldhouse
Into the Mystic 15 bolts 10+? *30m*. FA Dave Southam
Free Bird 12 bolts 11+/12-? FA Jack Fieldhouse
Project (cleaned with anchor no bolts yet)
Another One Bites the Dust 6 bolts 12-? FA Jack Fieldhouse
Boots or Hearts 5 bolts 12+ FA Jack Fieldhouse
Scott’s Project 6 bolts (closed)
Emotional Rescue 6 bolts 10+/11- FA Dave Southam
Go Your Own Way 6 bolts 11+/12- FA Jack Fieldhouse
Sabotage 5 bolts 12-? FA Jack Fieldhouse
Back in Black 5 bolts 12-? FA Jack Fieldhouse
Paint It Black 5 bolts 12+? FA Jack Fieldhouse
Fade to Black 4 bolts 12-? FA Jack Fieldhouse
Black Hole Sun 3 bolts 11- FA Jack Fieldhouse
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Some routes completed with hardware provided by the fund:
Electric Avenue crag:
Gift of the Magi, TyrannosaurESS, Momzilla,
The Smart route, The Amazing route, Down on Corner,
The Cliff of Awesome and a couple of pitches on Frontside 180.
Read Between the Lines
Fountain of Youth
New Delhi Cliff:
La Princess
Salmon in your Tallon’s
On the Hook
Off the Hook
Recommend by the Sturgeon General
Hook, Line and Sinker

Some big new crags to be announced soon!
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