Longtime Squamish climber Kelly Franz has ticked his first 5.14a with a send of Pulse on the Big Show in Cheakamus Canyon.

Pulse is a powerful route with 14 bolts and was Canada’s first-ever 5.14a first climbed by Jim Sandford in 1995.

Franz sent the upper part of Pulse in 2016 when he sent Division Bell 5.13d, a 1994 route by Sandford.

The route has been sent by a number of top climbers, including Mike Doyle, Sean McColl, Steve Townshend, Jamie Finlayson, Luke Zimmerman and recently by Dan Beland (watch below video).


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