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Squamish’s Sword and a Grand Fall

The Sword of Damocles pitch on the Grand Wall might be just as famous as the Split Pillar pitch, only harder.

Pitch-five of the Grand Wall is called the The Sword and it is the physical crux of the route, chiming in at 5.11a, the top-half is an endurothon, guaranteed to build a pump. If you’ve never climbed it, watch this video which gives a first-hand experience of the pump and the fall.