Zombie Roof (5.12d): Will Stanhope Free Solo and Perry Beckham Backstory

Zombie Roof (5.12d) is one of Squamish’s most iconic climbs. Similar to many of the Yosemite overhangs, it is one of the tastiest climbs for advanced climbers in Squamish.

In this short documentary, Perry Beckham recounts the backstory of Peter Croft’s first ascent, as well as their inspirations for naming it Zombie Roof (did you know it was named after a Frank Zappa song?).

And then the legendary Will Stanhope dazzles us with a seemingly effortless free solo of The Roof.

Filmed by local videographer, David Pearson, this is one video that encompasses the best of Squamish’s climbing spirit.

Erica Sorensen

The author Erica Sorensen

Erica is a videographer and film editor in Squamish BC. She sometimes enjoys reminiscing over her favourite pieces of embossed paper, including one B.Ed., one B.A., and one Digital Film Studies certificate. She paints, crochets, writes and works on different web series in her spare time.

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