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Quebec’s New Wall is Big and Splitter

Quebec has some of the best rock climbing in Canada and while many think the potential has been tapped out, a new wall on Lac du Cap proves otherwise. Serge Alexandre Demers Giroux and friends explored a new wall, similar in appearance to Ontario’s Bon Echo, on May 16. The
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John Lauchlan Award Recipients Climb New Yukon Routes

The 2014 John Lauchlan Award recipients have returned from a successful trip to a remote part of the Yukon. Jay Mills, Eamonn Walsh and Carl Diehl (in place of Steve Holeczi) spent the better part of a month in the rarely-visited Kluane Mountains in the southwest corner of the
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Watch Joe Ho Send an Ontario V10

Ontario boulderer, Joe Ho, recently sent a long-term project at The Halfway Log Dump. Joe is no stranger to Halfway Log Dump as he’s been making annual trips for the past few years. On his last trip, he sent Stingray V10, which is one of the only two V10s at Halfway.
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New Route on Alaska’s Mount Lucifer

John Frieh has made a number of trips to Alaska’s Stikine Ice Cap and on almost every trip climbs a new route. In May 2015, Frieh was joined by Doug Shepherd for the first ascent of the north face of Mount Lucifer 2,300 metres. Frieh’s first trip to the Stikine was in
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Kogarashi: New Alpine Route on Northeast Face of Rockies’ Storm Mountain

Yamada Toshiyuki and Takeshi Tani have spent that last month alpine climbing in the Canadian Rockies and finished things off with a new route on Storm Mountain 3,191 metres. Toshiyuki and Tani climbed their new route up the northeast face of Storm Mountain this past weekend. They
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New Delhi Wall: Two New Squamish Multi-Pitch Routes

Squamish locals have been busy this spring developing some great looking new climbs. The New Delhi Wall is right of the Top Shelf and left of the Barbarian Wall and has two new multi-pitch 5.11s that were climbed this spring. Approach as Top Shelf for 15 minuntes and then head
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Update: Ethan Pringle on Jumbo Love 5.15b

A week ago, we reported that Ethan Pringle was busy projecting the Clark Mountain test-piece Jumbo Love, a route he first tried nearly five years ago. Update: DPM reports that Pringle sent Jumbo Love, the hardest route in America, on May 17. For the full story, visit here. Making
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New 5.12 Roof on Squamish’s Fjord Wall

Every year, Squamish gets a handful of quality difficult, steep new routes and Taran Ortlieb has The White Raven 5.12b to this year’s list. Paul McSorley and Ortlieb developed a new crag across the highway and 100 metres north of Murrin Park called the Fjord Guard. Follow
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Conrad Anker Completes Zion Climb Started 24 Years Ago

The Temple of Sinewava wall in Zion National Park rises over 300 metres and is a desert landmark with it’s sometimes free-falling waterfall. Conrad Anker teamed up with David Lama to complete a project he first attempte with Doug Heinrich in the early 1990’s. The
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Watch Paul Robinson Climb Hard Boulders in Colorado

Watch Paul Robinson climb Lost in Space V12 in Rocky Mountain National Park and the first ascent of Log Cabins V12 in St. Vrain. Follow Robinson on Instagram: A photo posted by Paul Robinson (@paulrobinson87) on May 15, 2015 at 8:16am PDT
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