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Welcome to Rockies Obscure!

Today is Wednesday August 1, 2018 


If you would like a free hardcopy of Kelly Tobey’s original Barrier Bluff guidebooks from the 1980s, drop me a line.

Info for some boulders at Yellowhead Pass in Jasper is added; the Urs Hole boulder in Banff; an ode to Revelstoke and vacation info found in Rock West; in Random Obscurities is the new addition of the Mountain Garage Sale;  an albino squirrel in Banff Obscurities.

Also added is a new photo of the two approaches to the Coveted Bird boulders in Sibbald and info to TR’ing at Barrier Overlook in Rock East and some scoped, potentially unknown ice in Alpine North.

And the cult horror movie filmed in Lake Louise? Rockies Movie Locations is where you will find which 1981 flick it is.

In a near future update, we will have a interview with out-of-print Barrier Bluffs guidebook author Kelly Tobey, letting us in on the creation of that sunny crag that came into being in the early 1980s. To go with this feature will be some of Kelly’s original art from when the guidebook was put together.



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The Overlooked, Forgotten and Ignored- the cornerstone of the zine “Kananaskis Obscure”

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