While some consider the monsoon conditions of November to be soul crushing, there may be no time better time to get outdoors and find more rock climbing. However, it takes a hell of a lot of gumption and good rain gear to suit up for the weather and get after it. It may just be the case that the Arcteryx Alpha FL Jacket is the answer to your problems.
Arc’teryx Alpha FL Jacket
The ultra-light and ultra-streamlined Arcteryx Alpha FL Jacket offers high end alpine performance tailored to moving fast and light during unpredictable (read: wet!) conditions. Weighing 315 grams and made of GORE-TEX® Pro, this jacket can handle everything from wind to snow to rain and there is never a situation where you don’t have enough room to have it by your side. With it’s easy transitioned from your harness to you body, the Alpha FL Jacket is one item you may want to out into your arsenal.
British climber Shauna Coxsey’s iron grip has seen her demolish the competition to become 2017 IFSC Bouldering World Cup Champion, power up 8b+ outside, join the Red Bull Team, become a BMC ambassador and – incredibly – be awarded an MBE for services to crushing.
But what happens when the queen of British bouldering is faced with a brutal gritstone crack? We teamed her up with Wide Boy Pete Whittaker to find out…
Outdoor Research and Petzl present the Louder Than Eleven film “Storm Giant” featuring Gordon McArthur and his battle with the world’s hardest mixed climb. Join Gord and his partner Noah as they spend 2 years developing, working, training, and establishing what could be the most difficult mixed climb ever completed. 80 meters of horizontal roof climbing make this monster of a cave outside of Fernie, British Columbia one of the most impressive first ascents out there.
Thanks to the team at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, REEL ROCK 12 will be premiering tonight (November 7th, 2017) at the RIO in Vancouver, BC. If you are thinking of getting tickets well it’s too late! The show has sold out but tickets are available for the Nov. 8th and 10th at the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver.
Below is a trailer and our review of the film.
REEL ROCK 12: Review
Since we first saw the trailer for this years REEL ROCK 12, we have been waiting in anticipation to see the footage of American climber Margo Hayes completing the world’s first (and second) female ascent of 5.15a. For those who have been around long enough, this where it all started with Chris Sharma making the first ascent of the route Biographie (formerly Realization) to the smooth sounds of reggae music wearing the 5.10 Anasazi.
We are very excited that the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival will be presenting REEL ROCK 12 this week!
Tuesday’s show at the RIO is already sold out so be sure to get your tickets for November 8th (Centennial) and November 10th (Centennial) soon! You do not want to miss the exclusive footage of Margo Hayes making the first female ascent of 5.15a!
Tickets are $17 in advance and can be purchased at the VIMFF Website.
As the Pan-American Youth Climbing Championships come to an end, we want to make sure we celebrate all the success of our BC and Canadian Athletes who have put in all the effort this year to compete.
Special Congratulations to the following Canadian athletes who received medals at the games including Lucas Uchida (2 Gold, Boulder and Lead), Guy McNamee (Gold and Silver, Boulder and Lead), Babette Roy (Gold and Silver, Boulder and Lead), and Indiana Chapman (Gold and Bronze, Boulder and Lead).