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!