Live feed of the 2017 IFSC World Cup Lead Competition in Arco featuring Adam Ondra and Alex Megos!
We are very excited to announce that Vikki Weldon has sent Flying Ants (5.14a) at Acephale in Canmore, AB.
Vikki sampled the route earlier this season and returned to Canmore in August to finish it up. Although the moves came relatively easy, the route gave her a good fight over the last two weeks.
The route climbs the crux of Army Ants (5.13c) and ends on the second crux of First Flight. This is the first female ascent of a 5.14 in the Rockies but will not be the last with a number of strong and motivated women climbers coming out of both Calgary and Canmore youth teams. Congratulations Vikki!
Beautifully shot trailer by Wojtek Kozakiewicz featuring Kinga Ociepka-Grzegulska.
For a little background on Polish climber Kinga Ociepka-Grzegulska, see below:
We are pleased to announce that North Vancouver local, Alannah Yip, sent Division Bell (5.13d) on the Big Show in Cheakamus Canyon near Squamish, BC.
Alannah has been training and completing in the IFSC World Cups over the past year and has gained some considerable strength and endurance. The send took her four days on the wall and may be the third known female ascent of this climb. This is the first of the grade for Alannah but certainly won’t be the last! Congratulations Alannah!
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Climbers looked at it and said, ‘You’d have to be hallucinating to see a route up there,'” recalls Hallucinogen Wall first ascensionist Jim Newberry. Upping the ante, Nik Berry and Hayden Kennedy sought to climb it free.
We are very psyched to announce that both Dan Beland and Jared Nelson have extended their season on the Big Show in Cheakamus Canyon by both sending in the same week.
Both climbers are more than experienced on the wall, with Dan cleaning up last year sending Pulse (5.14a), Patience (5.14a) and Revival (5.14b) while Jared accomplishing the same feat over the course of this season.
Last week, Dan and Jared both sent on the same day, with Dan sending Captain America (5.14b) and Jared sending Patience (5.14) only to return to the wall two days ago to send Supermanboy (5.14c), a link up of Revival into Freewill.
As with any send, a congratulations is in order!
We are pleased to announce Cranbook-based climber Gord McArthur made the first ascent of his three year journey to complete the 80 meter drytool mega-route, Storm Giant (M16).
Today I slayed the giant. A journey to say the least. 3 years, trying, failing. What seemed impossible turned into a discovery of how far I could push my body. Over 80 meters of upside down climbing, clipping 50+ draws, and after 45 minutes of climbing today…i clipped the chains. So surreal. I'm so grateful to every single person that shared this journey…friends, my family (for the unwavering support)…to all those who belayed me…my amazing sponsors…what is the biggest drytooling route in the world…this was for all you too. What a day…WHAT A DAY!!!! more to come later. Now it's time to celebrate. @scarpana @outdoorresearch @petzl_official @ospreypacks @julbousa @wigwamsocks @highcountrysports @stokecoldpressedjuicery #krukonogi @clifbar @philip_quade took this photo…its perfect.
We are pleased to announce that local climber Luke Zimmerman has made an ascent of the increasingly popular A Block (v12). Video below.
American-based climber and all around road-dog, Keith Allan Peters recently made an ascent of Squaminator (v12) AKA The Coping. Video below
Nice feature on Dru Mack by the very talented Tara Kerzhner.
Lots of news coming out of Canmore, AB these days! Last week, Canmore-local Becca Frangos sent Fudge Packer (5.13d) at Planet X in Canmore, AB. Becca is climbing strong after spending the year training and attending a few IFSC events. Congratulations Becca! More to come I am sure.
Yahoooo I sent Fudge Packer (8b/5.13d) second try of the day today! I tried this route last season a few times and it felt much too hard for me. But I hopped on it earlier this week and felt pretty strong and fit climbing it…psyched on the progress! This route is my third of this grade!! 😊💪Thanks so much to Tadashi for the belay and the super fun day out! . . . @flashedclimbing @lasportivana @lasportivagram @forceclimbing @peakkinetics @piseworld #poweredbypise #planetx #rockclimbing #fudgepacker #psyched
We are very psyched to announce that Tom Wright has sent one of his lifetime dream routes, Endless Summer (5.13d) at Acephale in Canmore, AB. TOm had worked on the route this summer, sending with great style yesterday. This is his second route of the grade despite putting up the mega-classic Spirit of the West (5.14a) last year.
We don’t have a photo of Tom on the route so we just picked one off his gram.
We are very excited about the Treeline Women’s Climbing Festival Coming to Squamish September 9th & 10th, 2017.
We are very pleased to announce that Stu Smith has found a very unique route in one of the coolest spots in Squamish.
The new route, Pool of Death, climbs a steep overhanging face that hangs above the water. Looks awesome stu!
We ar very psyched to announce that Calgary-based climber Evan Hau has sent his mega project at The Colliseum in Canmore, AB.
The route is over 46 meters and goes through the deepest part of the wall. The grade has only been confirmed by one Facebook post at the current moment. Evan has been working the route over the past two summers. More information to come!!!! Congratulations Evan!!
The ascent very likely marks the first time a Canadian has climbed 5.15.
We will check in with Evan and update with more info.