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Michaela Kiersch Smoothly Sends Dreamcatcher 5.14d

A new film documenting her send was just released. It's one of the best films about a Squamish rock climb

In 2021, American Michaela Kiersch climbed Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish. Her send came a few days after Paige Claassen became the first woman to tick the classic hard Canadian sport climb. A new film was released today documenting the send.

Kiersch first attempted the hard granite line three years prior, and focused on specific training to improve her chances of a redpoint. It was her first 5.14d, and she sent it on day five of projecting. Kiersch had a number of hard routes to her name, including Necessary Evil 5.14c, Lucifer 5.14c and Golden Ticket 5.14c. She recently climbed Super Tweak 5.14b, a well-known 1994 Boone Speed line in Logan Canyon.

The first ascent of Dreamcatcher was by Chris Sharma, and it was first repeated by Sean McColl in 2009. The third ascent was by Ben Harnden in 2012 and then Alex Megos climbed it in three tries. Mah started to work on the climb, which Adam Ondra tried to flash, last October and climbed it after around 15 sessions. Mike Foley sent it in 2017, Jimmy Webb climbed it in 2018, Nicholas Milburn in 2019 and Vancouver’s JJ Mah earlier in 2021. This year, Lucas Uchida made quick work of it, read about his send here.

Dreamcatcher Send