Mountain Climber Free Solos Near-Horizontal Overhang

Agile mountain climber Gus Ryan seemingly effortlessly free-soloed the face of Zombie Roof, a near-horizontal cliff overhang inside of Smoke Bluff Wall in Squamish, British Columbia. Ryan was so relaxed that he even had time to take a selfie.

World’s first 5.12d selfie-point on Zombie Roof

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This climb was graded at 5.13a/12d, meaning that it is difficult to scale.

The legendary roof crack in the Smoke Bluffs. Start up an easy groove to get established on a good jug at the start of the roof. Then use hand-jams, fingerlocks, heel-toe cams and more crack trickery to climb through the roof with a cruxy sequence just before turning the lip. Better than it looks!

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