Daily Archives: February 4, 2010

Canadian Mountaineering wouldn’t be where it is today if not for a select group of dedicated and wildly ambitious climbers.

Recently, rumours surfaced online that folks out in the Kootenays were developing the potential around Nelson. I had to check it out for myself.




Inject some excitement into an old wall with the right shapes and texture. Here are some things to look for when purchasing new climbing holds.




While soft shells are an excellent choice for less extreme weather conditions, they can’t provide the same level of wind snow and water protection found in waterproof breathable hardshells.




While Alex Honnold is best known for his incredible high-end onsight trad climbs and solos, he’s also amassed an impressive sportclimbing ticklist with quick repeats of routes up to 5.14b. It seemed that all that he was missing were some bouldering accomplishments to solidify his status as a top all-rounder.