So, what does this have to do with Squamish? Well first, for the unintroducted, Squamish is a world-class climbing destination. Probably the premiere climbing location in all of Canada. I know very little about this place but from what I've read, seen, and heard, I can say for certain that I will not be disappointed.
When I found out my wife wanted to go to Vancouver to do this half-marathon I immediately gave her my support. For one, I want to stand by her. Two, visiting Vancouver ain't a bad thing. Three, I assumed that there would be some worthwhile climbing nearby. And when I found out Squamish is just a short drive from the city, I nearly fell out of my chair. This is going to be a fantastic trip. My wife gets her day to run (I will be waiting for her at the finish line with our Son). I get the chance to climb one of the most amazing rocks in the world (while my wife and son explore the Provincial Park). And we get to enjoy the city of Vancouver.