Calgary climber Sam Tucker is on a sending spree and has just onsighted Where Geezas Get Amongst It at Back of the Lake near Lake Louise.
The steep and technical 5.13a is an extension to Where Heathen Rage, a classic 5.12c. “Geezas” adds 15 metres of climbing just left of the obvious arete on the Air Voyage Wall in the Amphitheatre Sector.
There are six bolts, but to protect the route safely you have to place a lot of gear.
A Very nice first week residing in canmore👌 @jason_nicolai and I went for a snowy session on Wednesday at Lake Louise and I got up whine (13c). Today, a baller crew of people toughed out another cold one at the upper wall of Ace. I surprised myself with a numbed out send of a new-ish linkup that @hauonearth put together called Flying Ants (14a). So psyched to be here for the next few months. This time of year there's no better place to be 💕💞💕💞 @flashedclimbing @calgaryclimbing @boulderdenim @butoracanada @thewesternbloc
Tucker said he placed a lot of small gear, as the route follows thin holds and cracks. “Didn’t plug anything until I was at the top of that 5.9 crack,” he said.
When asked if he has much gear-placing experience, he noted, “No, very little gear background. That was my first route harder than 5.10 on gear.”
His onsight took 45 minutes and that it came a few days after his send of Flying Ants 5.14a at Acephale. A few weeks ago, Tucker ticked Existence Mundane, his first 5.14b, at Acephale.
With months of good rock climbing weather left this summer, Tucker will surely be making more big sends. He has been projecting one the most aesthetic and well-known hard lines at Back of the Lake.
Ok dang it!!! 3 days at Lake Louise and only 1 try on the path. Lots of rain and one v near miss💀 Perhaps these are signs??? gimme a break!!! I'm frustrated. But the psych has never been higher. Hopefully this week has some more productive days🙃 @butoracanada @flashedclimbing @thewesternbloc @boulderdenim @calgaryclimbing 📸@spencergatt