Canada’s Hardest Highball Sent in Squamish
I Picked a Bad Day to Stop Sniffing
Glue is a new V11 highball in the North Walls of Squamish. It climbs a V5 problem before traversing onto the high and steep headwall. The crux is a crimpy bump sequence from a horizontal rail, about 8 metres up.The moves and height are similar to the lip encounter on Evilution Direct V11 in Bishop, Calif. It has a pumpy finish up more slopey edges, topping out at 14 metres. It is arguably now the boldest highball in Canada, having a higher crux and top out than those on Straight Outta Squampton V10 and Snakes of Shaolin V11. Miles Adamson did the first ascent headpoint style, pre-practicing the moves many times on toprope before the true boulder ing ascent. With support from several fr iends and Squamish climbers, about 20 crash pads were gathered and he sent first try of the day.
Sonnie Trotter, Tommy Caldwell
Alex Honnold and Dave Allfrey