Miles Adamson has made the third ascent of Year of the Snake 5.13bR in Squamish after a number of days working on it.
The hard line was first climbed climbed by Jeremy Smith in the spring of 2013 and repeated shortly after by Tim Emmett. Watch Emmett take a ground fall on the run-out line below.
Year of the Snake climbs an aesthetic line on the Cacodemon Boulder, which is found on the forest floor at the base of The Chief, close to Squamish.
This marks the first send of Year of the Snake in 2017, the year of the Rooster in the Chinese zodiac.
Adamson’s send comes shortly after being the first to complete the list of 25 best high-ball boulder problems in Sqaumish set out in the local guidebook.
His hard sends include a tick of The Path 5.14R at Back of the Lake in Alberta. Adamson once competed on Team Canada and finished 17th at the Bouldering World Cup in Toronto.