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The 2016 Squamish Golden Scrub Brush Awards Announced

The Golden Scrub Brush Awards are an “awards” show celebrating the contribution of the new route developers who make Squamish such a world class destintion. The Squamish Access Society (SAS) and 2016 Golden Scrub Brush Awards would like to congratulate all the category winners and nominees and Lifetime inductees, Perry Beckham and the late Will Dorling, for their contributions to Squamish’s climbing community. The routes that qualify for the awards had to be established in the past few years.

Winner of hard trad award is Jeremy Smith.

“Thanks to all those who came to celebrate with us at the Knotty Burl last night and to our Sponsors (Grandwall Equipment, Butora, Climb-on Squamish, Valhalla Pure Squamish, Escape Route, Groundup Climbing Centre, Osprey packs, Arcteryx, Blurr, Patagonia, Black Diamond, Evolv​​​​, 5.10, Leillani the Artist, Life Tested Art, Flashed, Petzl, Outdoor Research, and Mammut) who allowed us to give out so much great stuff last night,” said organizer Chris Small.

Lifetime achievement to Perry Beckham.
Lifetime achievement to Perry Beckham.
“Together these sponsors and your support makes this event happen and raised $1,500 toward SAS’s re-bolting and facilities fund.” Below are the winners of each category, for full results see here.

Best sport route below 5.12: Pan’s Sword 5.10+ by Jack Fieldhouse in 2016 at Neverland
Best trad single pitch: Eat, Sleep, Dance, Repeat 5.8 by Hevy Duty and Erica Olsen in 2016 at Neverland
Best moderate multipitch: Chewbacca 5.10b by S. Pickersgill in 2013 at Shannon Falls
Best boulder problem V0 to V3: Nice Buddy V1 by Curtis Suavein 2014 at The Dark Side
Best boulder problem V4 to V6: Selfless V5 by Curtis Suave in 2014 at The Dark Side
Best boulder problem V7+: Drive Direct V12 by Jamie Finlayson in 2016 at Cat Lake Boulders
Best hard sport route: Spirit of the West 5.14a by Tom Wright in 2015 at Paradise Valley
Best hard trad single pitch: Free Dimensional 5.13+ by Jeremy Smith in 2016 at Slhanny
Best retro-scrub or re-fit: Free and Easy Crag at Smoke Bluffs by Hevy Duty and Erica Olsen in 2015 and 2016
Best new area: New section at Free and Easy at Smoke Bluffs
Best route names/stories: ‘Tess’ticles and Egos by Tess Egan in 2015 at The Courtyard