Fernando de la Mora n Captain America (5.14b) in Squamish, BC
This past November, BD Athletes Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher went to battle on one of El Cap’s most formidable free routes. With some of the hardest climbing in the Valley crammed into 16-pitches, the Zodiac (5.13d) had only seen two previous ascents … until Babsi and Jacopo showed up. Check out this new BD film documenting the duo’s epic send.
Nalle Hukkataival and Jimmy Webb recently traveled to Swaziland in search of new boulders and found an unforgettable country with amazing people and fascinating culture. But Finding boulder problems isn’t as easy as it sounds, you might end up walking through fields and forest for hours and find nothing. Or you might find a gem, something that could possibly be THE next hard line, maybe even the African Star…
When Ryuichi Murai headed to Magic Wood he was clearly on a mission. Despite the rain, he had an incredible trip, with a tick list comprising of some of the hardest boulders in the forest. As well as climbing hard, he also climbed quickly, sending most of the 8b problems after only a couple of tries. Filmmaker Mikkel Lima was there to capture all of the action alongside videographer and drone pilot Camilla Hylleberg.
Video featuring Babsi Zangerl.
Climber Will Stanhope gives tips for crack climbing in Squamish, British Columbia.
Marco Lefebvre has been updating us on some of the happenings in the Fraser Valley! His first update was given to us a few weeks ago and then another update today! So great to see Squamish locals sampling the goods in the Fraser Valley!
Cafe Kraft in Germany tests out North American’s strongest female climber Margo Hayes.
We are pleased to announce that Sen McColl has once again found his way onto the podium with an impressive effort in Briancon. Coming out in seventh position, Sean made his way smoothyly up a difficult vertical section only to find himself and the crux of the route. Originally thinking the crux involved a ‘rose’ move, Sean kept his composure and found a better sequence through the route only to find himself very close to the top.
Congratulations Sean! What an effort!
We are pleased to announce that Nicole Deuchar has made the FA of ‘Recieving Rainbows’, which sits to the left of Chasign Rainbows on the Malamute. The line was bolted by Stu Smit.
Highlights from this year’s Arc’teyrx Climbing Academy. Hats off to Justin Sweeny and everyone who put this event together!
We are pleased to announce that Andy White continues to progress, completing his hardest first ascent to date, named Slipperier When Wet (V13).
According to Andy via facebook, it is one of the toughest lines he has put up. Congratulations Andy! Well done!
At 11pm pacific, the 2017 IFSC World Cup Briancon LEAD Finals will be live. Canadian athlete Sean McColl will be featured in the finals and is currently sitting in 7th place.
Our Canadian Athletes continue to do well. Placements below
25. Elan Jonas-McCrae
61. Kyle Murdoch
41. Rebecca Frangos
57. Aline Avramova
We are pleased to announce that Mason Earle sent Cobra Crack (5.14b) on Tuesday, becoming the 11th person to complete the climb and add their name to the plaque!
This time of year, we often turn our attention to one of the best summer sport climbing destinations in North America, the Canadian Rockies. According to the TAVBAR website, a new 17 pitch sport route has been established from Heart Creek to the top of Heart Mountain going at 5.9, A1, 580m.
For full article, please visit the Squamish Chief. Story by Jennifer Crunch.
The bright-yellow sign nailed to two wooden beams and leaning on the entrance gate of the new Mamquam River Campground is hard to miss, or misread.
“Campground closed due to silly bureaucracy,” the sign says in large black print.
The campground’s creator, John Harvey of the Mamquam River Access Society, is exasperated having to close the new much-anticipated, affordable campground about one week after it opened July 1 because its four outhouses were not approved.
Profile featuring German athlete Sebastian Halenke.