Manitou in Squamish Freed at 5.12b in Five Pitches
Watch a short film of the crux 5.12 section
Jason Green has made the first free ascent of Manitou, an old 5.10 A1 aid line on the Manitou Wall in Squamish. Watch a video of the send below.
Manitou Wall is home to a number of hard routes, including Trad Climbing Goof, an eight-pitch 5.13 that took Stu Smith seven years to free.
“Pitches go as 5.9, 5.9, 5.10d, 5.12b, and 5.10b,” said Green. “You need a standard rack to three inches and a 70-metre rope will get you down. There are still 2 new pitches to go that would end in the forest and should be finished soon. Go check it out!
Green thanked the Sea to Sky Route Development fund, which you can donate to here. He’s established a number of routes in Squamish over the past few years, including a number on New Delhi Cliff.
Earlier this summer, we touched base with Green about New Delhi Cliff here when he told us he “wants people to head up there to repeat some of the routes.”
Squamish had a small boom of visiting climbers mid-summer, but compared to past years it was quiet due to covid-19.