Weather...always a topic of conversation and one that has been very different this summer here in Whistler. With our regular summer season wrappped up and most people starting to shift their thinking towards sliding on snow we are being blessed with some amazing sunshine and surprising sunshine given it is mid October.
Before we look to pack up our bikes, hiking boots and climbing gear it's time to get out there and play as much as possible as we do know those dark wet days of late October and November will arrive. Just the other day Katie and I headed down the road to the Cheakamus Canyon to get back on the rock and enjoy one of the very most classic climbs in this area. As far as moderate sport climbs go it's hard to imagine a more picturesque climb than Starcheck. With four beautiful pitches that run up the arrete from the shore of the Cheakamus River and views across to the Tantalus Range this climb is stunning. The majority of the climbing is found over on the East side of the highway in the canyon with no shortage of amazing routes. Be sure to check out the Squamish Select Rock Guide before heading out and picking a route.
So while the sun is out be sure to get out there and play. Ride bikes, climb some routes, scrample up a peak or just cruise the local trails. And just as the Seasons Bike Film from the Collective had shown us there is beauty in all seasons.