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Stawamus Chief/University Wall

Two day climb of an iconic route at Squamish. Climbed four pitches (with intermediate belay at wide flake), fixed two ropes. 8PM at the car. Returned early next morning to jug the lines (free-hanging!), and then finish the climb. Good C1 and C2 climbing on thin corners. Last two pitches involved lot of pitons and bolts zigzagging across the face, where hauling would have been problematic. Return to car at 8:30 PM.

A note on descent - Bellygood Ledge is scary. Few narrow section with your belly rubbing the wall, though protected on both ends by bolts. Huge exposure with danger of rockfalls onto climbers below. We were lucky not to have haul bags. Rappelling, while long, is recommended with heavy gear.