Like Mallory said “Because its there”

About 40 minutes drive from my house is what I would describe as the most scenic Wal Mart ever;

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Behind it you’ll spot a huge chunk of granite.  Its the second largest granite monolith in the world, the Stawamus Chief, and having seen it I got the urge to get to the top.  Its popular with rock climbers but as I dont rock climb and attempting that route with no training would almost certainly end in tears I instead opted for the less direct route of the Chief Trail.  1 hour 40 minutes later and my girlfriend and I had assended 2,297 ft to the summit.

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My legs are knackered today!

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4 Responses to “Like Mallory said “Because its there””


  1. 1 Ben June 21, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    That’s a great view and a very impressive chunk of rock.

  2. 2 thethoughtherder June 22, 2009 at 1:30 am

    Of the rock chunks I have climbed its up there as one of the best, but then I havent climbed many.

    It now needs a castle just like Edinburgh, would suit the pic better than Wal Mart!


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