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Mike Foley Sends Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish

Mike Foley has made the fifth send of Dreamcatcher after a number of attempts. His 5.14d ascent comes amid a big season of strong climbs on Canada’s West Coast.

The first ascent was by Chris Sharma over a decade ago and repeated by Sean McColl in 2009. The third ascent was by Ben Harnden in 2012 and it went until last year before a repeat by Alex Megos in three tries. (click on clip to watch)

The end of an era. Decided to make the most of the longest day of the year and drove up to Squamish after a work. Tired but psyched, I made a solid effort on Dreamcatcher only to fall slapping the finishing jug. After a short rest, I tied in one more time. With a few little mistakes I made it to final rest before the crux. Some deep breaths, a couple power screams, and a split second decision to change some beta and I found myself clipping the chains. This has been my longest and most mentally challenging endeavor of my climbing career. Hands down my proudest achievement. Coming back to work today feels surreal. Mixed feelings of relief, excitement, and disblief . So many thanks to everyone who has helped me along way. . . 🙏 @paul_nadler for the raw send footy, @toryannajumpingbean for the 🎣 and @jessecwarren for the dog control . . @lasportivana @petzl_official

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Foley had been working on the route for some time. In 2011, Foley made a repeat of Jaws II 5.15a at Rumney in New Hampshire.

The fifth ascent of Dreamcatcher had been a goal of many on the West Coast and it’s rad Foley nabbed it. Congrats to him and here’s to many more steep sends.

Watch Chris Sharma send Dreamcatcher below, one of the most famous routes in Canada. To date, there are less than 10 5.14ds in Canada and one 5.15.