We are pleased to announce that Tucker Webb, originally from Penticton, sent World of Hurt (v10) last week. Originally put up by Jordan Wright, this problem towers over the forest as one of the highest ‘highballs’ in Squamish. Tucker started working the problem last September and practiced the rig on top rope before gathering enough pads (and courage!) for the send.
Tucker Webb on World of Hurt. Photo by Jill A Brown ©
Here is a video of Jeremy Smith on the problem.
We are also pleased to announce that Stewart Hughes, a local Squamish climber and artist, has sent his newest project. Although the wall is still in development, we can tell you that the route, aptly named Queen Bee, is a very difficult and beautiful line. The wall itself is currently being developed by Stewart, Tom Wright, Chris Singer, and Michael Flynn.
Stu working the project. Photo courtesy of Rich Wheater ©
Finally, Alex Quiring completed another 5.13 project of his at The Apiary last week. The newest addition is called Disco Soleil (513b-ish) and runs the entire height of the wall. This area is also still in development, as a lot of rock continues to fall off the wall and access to the wall has not been properly established.