Cold Temps Help V13 Squamish Sends

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Be­fore the year was over, Jamie Fin­layson and Luke Zim­mer­man ticked sep­a­rate V13s near Squamish. Fin­layson took down I Shot the Sher­iff at the North Wall Boul­ders and Zim­mer­man sent Shel­ter. Af­ter his send, Zim­mer­man said, “Not only is this my hard­est as­cent but also the one I have worked the hard­est for. It is also, in my opin­ion, one of the most beau­ti­ful, pure lines out there. It is the boul­der I have most wanted to climb. When I be­gan try­ing Shel­ter a year and a half ago, I was not strong enough. These de­fi­cien­cies guided my train­ing and as I im­proved on them, slowly bit-by-bit Shel­ter came to­gether. The whole process re­quired a lot of faith, es­pe­cially when I be­came stuck, un­able to progress past the foot tran­si­tion be­tween the sec­ond and third move. I could do ev­ery other part but this move eluded me, and be­gan to seem im­pos­si­ble. I built a replica of this move­ment on my home wall, an eas­ier ver­sion which I grad­u­ally made harder. The spe­cific train­ing worked and I fi­nally was able to at­tempt the full climb.”

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