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New 5.12 at Halfway House in Cheakamus North of Squamish

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Toby Foord-Kelcey has made the first ascent of Waldorf Salad 5.12d at Halfway House in Cheakamus Canyon north of Squamish. After his send, he wrote on Sendage.com, “This thing took a lot of work both to clean/bolt and climb. Hard to know what grade. It took several days to sort out the beta with a couple of very marginal moves, but the final send felt quite easy.”

Foord-Kelcey first posted about development on the wall in July 2014. The steep crag offers a number of hard lines and over the past two years he has climbed five new routes:  1. Meet the New Choss 5.11a, 2. Same as the Old Choss 5.12b, 3. Don’t Mention the War 5.11c, 4. Fawlty Towers 5.11d, 5. Waldorf Salad 5.12d, 6. The Impasse 5.12b. For more on the crag and routes visit Squamishclimbing.com.

Halfway House Photo by Toby Foord-Kelcey / Source Squamishclimbing.com
Halfway House. Photo by Toby Foord-Kelcey / Source Squamishclimbing.com