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Bouldering on Pump Peak # 2650

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Date: 2002.09.00
Vantage Point: From Seymour hiking trail just north of Pump Peak

Caption: Chris Brayshaw bouldering on a small (~5m) wall just above the trail on the north side of Mt. Seymour's first (Pump) peak.

PhotoDescr: Pump Peak is a dome of granitic rock offering some short (bouldering through 1-pitch) climbs on its flanks. There is no guide to or record of the routes, you just climb anything that looks good.

Chris and I wandered up Seymour on a great hazy day in mid September. We left the parking lot c. 2:30 Pm and summited about 4:30 having stopped along the way to boulder on the walls on the back of Pump Peak.

I climbed this short wall while waiting for Chris who was coming along more slowly behind me (he was coming down with flu but didn't realize it yet). He decided to try the same line and I 'spotted' him (boulderer speak for standing waiting to catch the climber) until he neared the top and slowed down a bit.

"Hey Chris are you cruxin' up there?" "Ummm...yeah, a bit" "Good, don't fall off" I said and stopped spotting and ran away to take this photo. Some caring brother I am!

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