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New 27-Pitch B.C. Big Wall is Sacred Stone

Evan Guilbault and Colin Landeck recently returned from “the adventure of our lives,” as Guilbault puts it.

After nearly two weeks in the backcountry of B.C., they made the first ascent of one of many big granite wall in the Daniels River Valley near Powell River.

Sacred Stone Topo by Evan Guilbault

Their new 1,600-metre route is called Sacred Stone, it climbs to the top of The Super Unknown and goes at VI 5.10 A1.

“We climbed it in 27 long pitches,” said Guilbault. “Over 20 of 27 have five-star free climbing. No bolts were installed.

“Nothing in my life has ever brought me higher. The trails are built, the line is up, the stoke is high.”

Guilbault reported that pitch 10 is a 60-metre crack, “One of the best splitter finger cracks I have ever laid my eyes upon, 2,000 feet off the deck.”

Landeck halfway up the wall. Photo Guilbault

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