Squamish’s new Bar­bar­ian 5.13

Luke Neufeld has made

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the f irst as­cent of one of a route which will be­come one of Squamish’s test pieces. The Bar­bar ian, a seven-pitch 5.13b/ c, climbs the es­thetic prow on Bar­bar ian Wall left of the Sl­hanny. Neufeld said of the route, “The climb­ing is fan­tas­tic with many st yles, but is ul­ti­mately character ized by lay­backs up an arete with your feet pasted on glassy smears, sor t of like Eurasian Eyes meets the Opal.”

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