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Jamie Finlayson Sends His Hardest Problem To Date!

Squamish-based climber Jamie Finlayson has sent his first V13 and it was in challenging weather conditions.

Finlayson sent Terminator V13 on July 9, despite less-than-perfect atmospheric conditions due to forest fires.

After the send, Finlayson wrote, “There are very few moments in life that sum up the emotions of completing a climbing/bouldering project, especially when you have no expectations.

Jamie Finlayson sending Terminator with his pups Oscar and Furgus spotting.  Photo Finlayson's Instagram
Jamie Finlayson sending Terminator with his pups Oscar and Furgus spotting. Photo Finlayson’s Instagram

“Sometimes great things happen when you least expect it. When you devote yourself totally to a single goal, the completion of that goal feels amazing! I am very happy to have put to rest the Terminator V13 last night.”

The route is a link of Squaminator into the Squaminator Traverse with a top-out. The original name of Terminator was Squaminator and Squaminator was called Coping. Mis-communication led to the real Squaminator being called Terminator.

Some have suggested it as being a difficult V12, but Finlayson who has sent three V12s said it was the hardest problem he’d ever climbed.

Finlayson said, “This is definitely the hardest problem I have ever done. I used the high left foot beta for the cross move from the Squaminator into the Traverse.”

Finlayson working the traverse before the send. He said, "The cross over move from the Squaminator into the Squaminator Traverse might be the single hardest move I have ever done. I have only been able to do it a few times and never from the start. The Terminator is not going to be easy for me, but I am up for the challenge."  Photo Finlayson's Instagram
Finlayson working the traverse before the send. He said, “The cross over move from the Squaminator into the Squaminator Traverse might be the single hardest move I have ever done. I have only been able to do it a few times and never from the start. The Terminator is not going to be easy for me, but I am up for the challenge.” Photo Finlayson’s Instagram

– Sourced from Jamie Finlayson, Sendage.com and 8a.nu

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