Tim Emmett has sent Superman 5.14c at Cheakamus Canyon north of Squamish. He noted that he was surprised by his send. “I wasn’t expecting that!” he wrote on Instagram.
“I managed to get to the top of Superman without falling off! I can’t believe how brilliant the final move is. Definitely the wildest move I’ve ever done on a climb with a rope.”
Superman is a 40-metre line that was first climbed in 2001 by Sonnie Trotter and first repeated by Sean McColl in 2004. It has since been sent by others, including Jamie Finlayson who said, “Amazing endurance battle. Links the entire Big Show wall. What a route.” In 2016, Alex Megos sent the route on his second try.
Emmett continued saying, “Setting up for it was really exciting, a monster dyno and the route is yours, Superman style.”
The photo was taken by Finlayson last year during a projecting session. “My hardest route so far, but just a stepping stone to the real goal,” noted Emmett.
In 2016, Emmett and Read Macadam sent The Path 5.14R in Alberta on the same day. Watch their sends below.