Will Stanhope solos Squamish Test-PiecesVideo

© David Pearson
Canadian climber Will Stanhope has made the first solo ascent of Peter Croft's famous roof crack, Zombie Roof (5.12d), in the Smoke Bluffs of the classic Squamish B.C.

Will has also made the first solo repeat of the hard and technical Sentry Box (5.12a) at Nightmare Wall, several decades after Peter Croft's initial solo of the line.

The history of Zombie Roof and footage of Will's repeat of the route are in this video:

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20 Jul, 2012
Cracking wee vid.
20 Jul, 2012
Really enjoyed that. Was nice to get the history and to see someone talking candidly about soloing.
20 Jul, 2012
But what's he done on grit? (slightly bad taste but I couldn't resist it, a great video and glad he's back on form).
20 Jul, 2012
This is the beautiful line between life and death.
20 Jul, 2012
Amazing. And nice tune to boot.
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