Every major climbing destination seems to have a unique style to master - Yosemite has its slippery flare cracks, Indian Creek its unrelenting splitters, and Squamish its seamed-out stem corners. Part of the enjoyment of climbing travels is being on the steep part of the learning curve, sorting out how to climb on new stone. This summer I spent a month in Squamish, BC, teaming up for quite a few days out with my friend Connor Herson. My primary objective was the singular Cobra Crack, but embracing the Squamish stem tests was a close second on my list.
Tainted Love 5.13d R
A video from my ascent
Stélmexw 5.13c, 5 pitches
Jesse Huey on his first ascent of the 13+ corner pitch
Connor caught a photo after my battle with the Stélmexw corner