Miles Adamson manages to extend the route ‚Don’t Rock the Boatswain‘ (5.14b or X+/ XI) in Bow Valley, arguably the hardest multi-pitch route in Canada, with the route leading down a large roof with a heavy boulder along with Zach Watson, entered the route from below over the course of five years and was able to climb the six-pitch-long original route last year in September.
Miles by instagram: „I did the first ascent of the „Don’t Rock the Boatswain“ Extension, the massive roof pitch. I’m proposing a grade of 5.14b for it. It’s a strange overhanging corner to a good rest, which leads to a brutal boulder on the roof. The boulder is I think V11 and caps the entire multipitch. The exposure is insane as you can see 200m of wall straight to the ground as your feet cut. It is the hardest multipitch in the Bow Valley and is amoung the hardest multipitches in Canada. Zach Watson and I bolted this line entirely on lead over the course of 5 years, and sent the first 6 pitches last September.