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Watch First Ascent of Squamish 5.12

Watch Stu Smith make the first free ascent of a hard route on a new wall at Squamish’s Smoke Bluffs.

This route is called Magic Crystals 5.12b was established last summer by Ryan McNutt, but wasn’t freed. “The route, although short, is quite good and climbs a blunt arête using some very unique crystal formations,” wrote Smith on the Squamish Rock Climbing Facebook page.

“This is a great wall with five routes from 5.7 to 5.12 and would be a good option to escape the crowds at Neat and Cool proper.”

That Route: Magical Crystals from Stuart Smith on Vimeo.