First Ascent: Canadian Sends Hanging Boulder Problem

Miles Adamson set a new bouldering problem this week. He doubts anyone will want to repeat it.

Canadian climber Miles Adamson headed out to McGillivray Canyon in Alberta to climb a giant chockstone highball. How high, you’re wondering? The chockstone is wedged between two other walls and hovers at least a dozen feet off the ground.

In this simple edit, Adamson walks us through his creative beta of the boulder, from start hold to finish. The problem includes some reachy and swingy moves as well as a few choice underclings.

Adamson named the route Artistic Works of Fiction and Falsehood, and rates it as V4.

Why watch? It’s great inspiration for putting up your own first ascents. And dangling off a highball looks oh so cool.

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Mary Murphy

Mary is based out of GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has been writing professionally for more than six years. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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