We are very pleased to announce that Emlilie Pellerin, originally from Repentigny, Quebec, has sent Tom et je Ris (8b+) in Verdon, France. Emilie has been an almost silent, rising star in Canadian climbing over the past few years, sending numerous 5.13d’s including La Polonaise (5.13d) on Kamouraska in Canmore, BC and El Representante (5.13d) in Chullila, Spain, not to mention her multitude of 13a and 13b onsights!
Emily has long been know for putting onsight climbing before all other forms, trying her very hardest while looking silky smooth. Much more to come from Emilie as she travels in France and Spain this fall!
For those looking for a great slideshow tonight, West Coast alpinist Colin Haley will be speaking tonight @ Patagonia Vancouver starting at 7pm.
Join Patagonia Climbing Ambassador Colin Haley, Alpinist for an evening presentation about his last season in Patagonia. He’ll talk about the record-shattering climb he completed, with Alex Honnold, of the Torre Traverse: a 20-hour, 40-minute traverse of Cerro Standhardt, Punta Herron, Torre Egger and Cerro Torre.
The Squamish Access Society is presenting the 3rd Annual Golden Scrub Brush Awards, Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Knotty Burl, Squamish, BC and is currently accepting nominations for this year’s potential Golden Scrub Brush Candidates. This event celebrates the hard work and dedication of all the route developers who are currently improving Squamish’s world class selection of routes. We also are honoring 2 long time developers for their lifetime contributions to Squamish climbing. Nomination rules and procedures are given on our Golden Scrub Brush Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/goldenscrub/ .
Nice little flick featuring local climber Will Stanhope.
Last winter Sonnie Trotter, Cameron Maier and I, Will Stanhope, ventured down under to the fabled island of Tasmania. It’s really an awesome place if you ever get a chance to visit; think high mountain crags, wave blasted sea cliffs and some of the spindliest sea stacks on planet earth. Viewers beware: along with the climbing footage, there’s a fair bit of head-scratching inside jokes in this video. And to all the guides out there that this might offend, keep in mind that this isn’t meant to be taken seriously. Guide on!
We are please to have local physiotherapist William Bateman as a guest contributor for this training article.
In my previous posts, I spent a lot of time talking about how to integrate core stabilizers into exercises many climbers are already doing: the dead-hang, the pull-up and the push-up. Many of the muscles we emphasized work to lift your legs to the next hold or maintain tension in your body if your feet come off the wall. We commonly refer to this group of muscles as the anterior chain.
We are pleased to announce that the Reel Rock 11 tour will be heading Squamish this year thanks to the efforts of The Social Collective. The event will take place on November 10,2016 at the Knotty Burl.
Purchase your tickets by following this link.
For more information, please visit the facebook page for this event
We are pleased to announce that on September 29th, 2016, Jeremy Smith made the first ascent of Free Dimensional (5.13+) on the Fog Ducker Spire in Squamish, BC. First cleaned by Glen Woloski, the line was declared an open project when he opened the Fog Ducker Spire in 2013.
Very cool video of Mirror Wall doc featuring Leo Holding.
The Mirror Wall film documents the latest expedition from world class climber Leo Houlding and his team as they take on the imposing Mirror Wall, a 1200m vertical tower in the polar mountains of Greenland.
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