Touchstone Represents At Squamish Days
Great Western Power Company front desk funny man, Ryan Moon sprinted across a wet log, carrying a 34 kilogram, eight-metre-long standard rigging choker. When he cleared the pond, he jumped across two enormous logs, tied the choker to a pole, then he dashed back to the start, trying his best to finish before his intimidating competitor, former Touchstone employee Jeff Cheng.
Climbers across the world folk every summer to the granite mecca of Squamish, British Columbia, a small town just across the Canadian border. Most climbers head there for the sloping granite boulders, the big trad lines on the Chief, and the sport climbing at Chekamus but this year a couple of Touchstone climbers found a new reason to head to the great north-Squamish Days.
Squamish Days started over fifty years ago as a one day loggers competition. The games have expanded into a three day competition at the end of July. With events like the chockerman's race, a standing block chop, and axe throwing, the games are a perfect event for tough guys like Ryan and Jeff to test themselves on rest days.
Jeff managed to pull ahead of Ryan with a time of 0:42:07 to Moon's 0:51:68 because Ryan fell into the water while running across the log. Their times are recording on the Squamish days results site
. Ryan did manage to nearly qualify in the axe throwing competition, hitting close to the bulls eye twice, before missing the target entirely on his third try.
After their logger competitions, the pair joined the rest of the loggers in Kokanne drinking trouble. Besides their logging games activities, the pair pulled off a number of rad boulder problem ascents. Ryan Moon fired the highball test-piece This Monkey's Gone to Heaven and Jeff scrunched up to send Swank Stretch and a number of other classics.
Labels: Jeff Cheng, Ryan Moon, Squamish Days