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Brent Nixon  •ACMG Apprentice Rock Guide •VP Climbers Access Society of BC •Community Ambassador Arc'teryx Kitsilano •Vancouver Mountain Guides

Starting into the splitter crack section of #mousestooth #arcteryxkitsilano #thepine

Semaphore Lakes today. First time up on the Hurley with my Taco. Beautiful alpine zone easily accessed from the road. #beautifulbc #alpinemeadows #semaphorelakes #hurley

"It's real alpine", I heard before leaving to climb Mouses Tooth. Standing at the base was lesson two climbing in the "real alpine". Softball sized pieces of loose rock fell to the ground meters away from where we stood. In the real pine helmets are key but this stuff would have laughed it's way through hardened styrofoam. Lesson one was imminent on the approach. I was beginning to think this was another story for "Approachist Magazine". The bush was thick and layered with the nights rain. It's was like swimming through the jungle. I brought my Fisker and laid siege on the vegetation, "die, die die!". I was tired, and I was soaked, by the time we reached the talus field at the base. The talus is the last sting on the approach but I enjoyed every clear of ferns and alder step. After some food and water I was back. We started up the 10d Arête start. It's was a complex lead digging deep into my climbing techniques toolbox. Some slab, face, and crack. This photo is from the 5.9R traverse pitch. An awesome line of face holds on a dike feature lead under the roof here to the next belay. Great route Bruce et al. #mousestooth #arcteryxkitsilano #northjoffre #beautifulbc #alpineclimbing #climbingphotography #splitter

I know... it rained me off the climb today. These flowers are still pretty cool though... right?

South Arête

Juniper Point

Purple and Pink Lupines growing on Grouse.

Sometimes you need to stop... even when your out on a run... and watch nature do it's thing :) Bees are an integral part in the symbiotic relationship between insects and plants. Without bees the flowers would not get pollinated and without flowers the bees would not make their sweet, sweet honey that I spread on my sprouted grain, no yeast, no gluten toast in the morning ;) This is Grouse Mountain but could be a Purcells Meadow near Revelstoke - ya wouldn't know :) #beautifulbc #bcmctrail #grousemountain #trailrunning #vancouver #arcteryxkitsilano

From alpine to bouldering. Mixing it up this summer. Trying to maintain the power between mountain trips. Today I met up with my old friend Jeremy and we sessioned a great problem called Black Hole. It was fun to hangout again. We have a lot in common and I've really missed climbing and hanging out with Jer. He is an exceptionally talented climber and one of the most humble people you will meet :) #arcteryxkitsilano #climbingphotography #bouldering #squamish #morepower

Rope, rack, topo... set for an adventure. @stone_marmot

Rock climbing is hard work. Climbing a tricky pitch, hauling the bags, and jugging the line is a sweaty chore. I'm not going to complain about the sun because I'm ready to bake in the heat after our long winter but, hot sun can turn your rock shoe rubber into soft bubble gum and make a good finger lock feel sweaty and insecure. @stone_marmot and I had a fun and memorable climb on Liberty Crack last Sunday. It has some fun pitches and some not so fun pitches. The "scary flake" is actually quite scary. #50classics #washingtonpass #libertycrack #libertybell #alpineclimbing #climbingphotography #arcteryxkitsilano

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