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Local news outlets are reporting that one climber has died on Crown Mountain, located near Grouse Mountain on the North Shore.
According to CBC, two climbers were attempting the route Widowmaker Arete (5.9) but found themselves off route when the lead climber fell, pulling four pieces of placed protection and falling approx 75 meters before hitting a ledge below the belay. The report concludes that the fallen climber was found on the bottom of the cliff face with his partner 60 meters up on a belay ledge. According to the report, the climber suffered third degree burns on his hands. No names were reported in the article.
CTV reported that the climbers were on the second pitch of the climb when the climber fell while CBC reported that the climber approx. 15 meters above his partner when the fall occurred.
All reports indicate that the body of the climber was recovered by North Shore rescue and now in the hands of BC Coroner services.
“I try to find any small things which can make me better.” Alexey says. He is always searching for new ways to get stronger. But it’s not always about comps and winning. “I touch the stone and I touch nature, it’s a good feeling. You are here and you have business here.”
After experiencing the adventure of pushing herself past her comfort zone and sending her first multi-pitch, BD Athlete Daila Ojeda decided she wanted more. That’s what brought her to the high mountains of Chamonix. After seeing pictures of Digital Crack—one of the highest 8a’s in the world at roughly 12,500 feet—Daila knew she had to try it.
We are pleased to announce that Hans Christian Montenegro has added a low start to the Something Wicked Extension (v12) in Gibb’s Cave, marking the first ascent of Something Wicked Extension Low (v12).
According to Hans, the new start adds a grade to Something Wicked Extension (v10), making the low start v12. When asked about adding the move to the other lines on the wall, such as Black Magic (v13), Hans reported that the four new moves add to the demand of the other established problems and most likely will add a grade to any link up.
We are absolutely psyched to announce that Margo Hayes has does Biographie (5.15a) in Ceuse, France. This marks the first female ascent of the world’s first 5.15a (if you don’t count Akira). Absolutely awesome!
There has been a lot of news over the past few weeks, as fall temperatures return to Squamish and the rain stays away!
First and foremost, visiting climber Paul Nadler made an ascent of I shot the Sheriff (v13) in the North Walls, sending on the same day as Nalle hukkataival and Andy Lamb. Nalle also made the first ascent of the A Frame project in the Apron boulders the same day (more details to come!)
In sport climbing news, Mike Foley made an ascent of Spirt of the West (5.14a) in Paradise Valley after only a handful of attempts. Local climber Tosh Sherkat made an ascent of Division Bell (5.13d) on Thursday, marking his first of the grade. Tosh climbed the route on his third try, making it look pretty easy. Miles Adamson also made an ascent of Division Bell earlier in the week.
Looks like Marc Bourguignon has been having a great summer with a recent ascent of The Method (v12) in the Apron boulders, marking his first of the grade. He also completed The Perfect Cave (v11) during August.
Eric Hughes completed his last project at The Monastery (5.13b or c) last week and it has already garnished two ascents by both Remy Laroque and Tom Wright.
Finally Gabriel Moch has sent Black Magic (v13) at Gibb’s Cave! A muerte Gab!
We are very psyched to announce that Nalle Hukkataival has made the coveted second ascent of Singularity (v14). First completed by Tim Clifford, Singularity has remained unclimbed until yesterday when Nalle Hukkataival completed the problem for the second ascent and then repeated the problem again for camera, starting matched on the rail both times.
We are very psyched to announce that Stu Smith has completed the crown jewel in his development career with the recent first ascent of E.M.U.B.I.G.S (Everyone’s Moving Up But I’m Going Sideways) 5.13+ R.