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Nanook 5.11d Trad Squamish

Nanook 5.11d Trad Squamish

Climbed NANOOK (5 pitches 5.11d) this year, amazing new route on the north walls. Seems like we made the third ascent of the route after Drew Marshall and Duncan O’Regan climbed it a few days before us. Major thanks to Danny Guestrin and Jon Rigg for their herculean effort in cleaning, developing and FA’ING this super rad line. Nanook is exposed, steep, burly and sustained! I thought this would be a cruiser outing but them moves is HARD. Second and third pitches could easily be 11c instead of 11b. Rock quality is mostly good and protection adequate. The route is committing after pitch one. Danny installed a nice rap route from the top of the fifth pitch which can be done with a seventy meter rope (be careful on third rap, tie knots!!). This route deserves traffic and I am keen to go back and send soon!

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