Sonnie Trotter takes us to Furry Creek south of Squamish for a look at his route Battle of Evermore 5.14b in the below video from 2013.
“There’s never one move that’s particularly hard, it’s just that it all adds up and you never get a rest,” said Trotter of the steep granite line.
“And where else do you get to pinch tufa like feature’s on granite? This section leads you into a steep double arete sequence… it’s definitely a battle.”
The climb ends with a big deadpoint move to a hero jug at the lip of the overhang. “It’s an incredible feeling to latch that hold and let your feet swing out over the open expanse.”
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Trotter worked the route in the dead of summer and battled hot temps. “But, it’s all worth it when you think that you get to be the first one to unlock such wild and crazy sequences.”
It has been repeated a few times, including the second ascent by Steve Townshend and third ascent by Jamie Finlayson, who said, “The most amazing climb in Squamish. The whole package, great views, crazy climbing and the steepest hunk on granite you will find.”