Watch Andrew Funk climb Permanent Waves, one of Squamish’s most classic 5.13+ sport routes, in a new short film by Simon Yamamoto. It climbs a line of featured granite on the Cacodemon Boulder below The Chief.
The first ascent of Permanent Waves was in 1977 by Daryl Hatten and Carl Austrom as Carl’s Problem A4. The first free ascent was by Jim Sandford in 1993.
“Suited me physically,” said Funk, “but found it hard to stay psyched and giving good goes when I was in the thick of it two years back. September temps and some positive thinking reminded me just how cool this one is.”
Other popular 5.13d sport climbs around Squamish include Division Bell at Cheakamus and The K Town Connector at Fferys Wheel.