Nalle Hukkataival has returned to Squamish this spring to put down a longtime project which is a low-start to an old Sean McColl problem. McColl made the first ascent of Room Service V12 on the Singularity Boulder in the Grand Wall Boulders back in 2011.
After he climbed it, McColl said, “Start with your right hand on the rail, left hand on the arete as low as possible (little crimp pinch), about five to six moves.” Watch McColl on Room Service below.
In 2013, strong climber Jesse Warren said, “Pure compression. Psyched to do something that is my complete anti-style, even if it gave me a solid case of the Squamish knee. The low start is one of the best obvious undone lines in Squamish, if not North America.”
Hukkataival said on Instagram, “Last try, best try in Squamish! Swooped up a project I couldn’t seal the deal on my last trip: Room Service V14. What a finicky piece of rock. Ultimately took close to 10 times falling off at the very top trying to catch that unpredictable and unexplainable Squamish stickiness for longer than five seconds. Solid amount of climbing and trickery from the obvious start at the bottom into what had been opened by McColl starting high perched on a rock.”