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Jam Rock, Chris Sharma’s Quebec Route

Watch Yanick Duguay climb Welcome to Jam Rock, one of Quebec’s hardest route.

Welcome to Jam Rock was considered Quebec’s most difficult route until Chris Sharma came along and sent it.

In 2010, Duguay repeated the steep route that climbs a crimpy 5.11 face to V11 crux and V9 dyno before the chains after 60 days of effort and 120 attempts. It was his first 5.14.

The obvious line climbs the middle of Orford’s overhangs and was a long-time open project before Chris Sharma showed up to make the first free ascent.

After a year of dedicated work (120+ tries over 60 days), Yanick finally redpointed it, his first ever 5.14.