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Video: Check out this first-person take on Squamish’s most Instagram-worthy climb

Simul-climbers race up Star Chek, just above the Cheakamus River.

If you’ve ever perused #Squamish #Climbing on Instagram, you’ll probably see a whole list of pictures of a dazzling climb just above the crystal-blue Cheakamus River.

Well, for those who want to have the experience while at home or in the office — we’re not saying you should be neglecting your job, though — there’s a quick way to do so, and it’s just a click away.

Sea to Sky YouTuber Josh Freeman started up FreeFlash Productions to share climbing footage of the area, and has been posting videos of his and others’ adventures.

“Why I started stems simply from a love of movies and had always been interested in making my own, so I bought a camera and really had a lot of fun making the videos so the channel is just an evolution of that,” Freeman told The Squamish Chief.

“All of the shoots are memorable in one way or another. Whether it's aesthetic, athletic, historical, climbing techniques or just a great day out with some of my friends, all of the videos are special to me.”

This particular video features an-ever popular sport climb that has often been an introduction for many to the world of multi-pitch climbing.

At 5.9, the route is on upper-beginner or lower novice scale, and features bolts — some of which are widely spaced — as protection for three pitches, or rope lengths, of climbing.

The 121-metre climb was first prepared by Ron Goldstone between 1994 and 1995. Kevin McLane and Sig Isaac made the first ascent in 1995.


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