Miles Adamson is one of Canada’s top climbers and he’s just added a new 5.14d to University Wall in McGillivray Canyon near Canmore. It’s one of many hard new bolted routes on the vertical limestone wall in the narrow drainage.
Read what Adamson has to say about his new route below and stay tuned for more with the 5.14+ climber. Try to spot the crux sequences in the video below.
University Wall 5.13 and Harder
Impostor Syndrome 5.14d
Feed The Beast 5.13d
Blow At High Dough 5.13c
Sphinx Alt 5.13c
It’s a Ten Right? 5.13b
Escape Is At Hand For The Travelin Man 5.13a
Pass the Dog 5.13a
You’re Talking About a Sex Robot That Could Carry Me to Atlantis Like It’s a Bad Thing 5.13a
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Yesterday after work I sent my project at the University Wall! I'm naming it "Impostor Syndrome" and grading it 5.14d. The climbing is basically a puzzle the entire way (as hard vert climbing usually is), one of my favorite styles. It's a really amazing line which just barely has the features needed to come together. I really love the route and would like to figure out who bolted it, as it was one of the original abandoned projects on the wall. This route more than any other I had always felt like I was doing it wrong and at some point it would just click. I figured it wasn't actually that hard. But the longer I worked on it and couldn't do it, and the more others have tried it, the more it's looking like I had some impostor syndrome.