Tim Clifford has climbed the infamous Room Project in Squamish, BC. The problem starts on an obvious slopey jug rail and climbs straight up flat and slopey edges to a flat lip at about 15ft. Many people are familiar with the sport route Silent Menace 5.14a that begins with a jump across a gap to a jug. When one does the jump, you are standing on the top out holds of the Room Project. It has been tried by many strong climbers, including Tim Doyle, Fred Nicole and Chris Sharma. The problem has gained some underground fame as it was the impetus for Matt Wilders “star system” which was used in his Hueco Guide book. The story that I have heard is that Brian Capps and Matt were in Squamish and they thought this project was amazing. Possibly worthy of the elusive 5th star. They tried to develop a logical system to describe how good the problem was, so that they could get Fred to come and do it. It is certainly an impressive line and a very impressive send by Tim Clifford. It must be V14 and it could very well be V15. It is really awesome that there is a new and very hard problem of very high quality.
Sat. we leave for the Black Hills of South Dakota. Full report and trip pictures when I get back.