Canada’s Hard­est High­ball Sent in Squamish

I Picked a Bad Day to Stop Sniff­ing

Gripped - - BOOTY -

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

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