Stu Smith is at it again with another hard new route, this time at a small outcrop on the western edge of the Sea to Sky Highway heading north from Squamish to Whistler.
Smith called his two-pitch route (pitch one: 5.12+, pitch two: 5.13+) Rehabilitation Project 5.13+. On social media, Smith said, “Grades are up in the air, the crux pitch has always felt miles harder then a couple of V10s that I’ve done recently but today it felt easy. If you like to boulder on a rope pitch-two would be up your alley pitch one also has a steep bouldery crux.”
You need 12 quickdraws and one 60-metre rope to get up and down. Smith will be moving a few bolts around, but said the route in climbable as is. Another fun looking steep route.
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Got reacquainted with a new route project of mine from last season this is the crux pitch two which I fell on after the hard climbing in October god damn it’s hard and will take a few more visits before I can bother trying to lead again. Makes me even sadder about punting now that I realize how much work I’ll have to put in again. 😢 it’s dope though, steep savage bouldering like climbing but with a rope so infinitely better 😏