Miles Adamson and Zach Watson are arguably two of Canada’s top climbers in their styles: highball bouldering and technical sport climbing.
Adamson recently sent this video over and noted, “Hey, Zach Watson and I did a Valentine’s Day partner climb where you hold hands and aid each other up.
“It was on a V2 highball called The Hunk, in Bishop.” The climb has a low crux, wanders up nice features until you’re high off the deck.
A partner-climb in bouldering is where you both climb the same route while holding hands. It became a viral sensation a few seasons ago and a number of videos can be found on Instagram under #partnerclimb.
Watch Adamson and Watson below.
Adamson and Watson established Boatswain last summer, a six-pitch 5.13+ on Grotto Mountain in the Rockies. More here.
Adamson is currently working through his tick-list of highballs in Bishop. Follow him on Instagram below.
Day 4. I sent Footprints ground up. This has been done by a handful of people before. Blew my flash again on the large move but got it 2nd go. I found the top pretty chill actually, I've definitely done dumber shit in the past. It's almost entirely no hands positions on ledges. I also tried Evilution Direct and got to the lip but was too pumped to continue. It aggravates a previous tendon injury a bit so I might have to bail on that one. 2/7 on the list