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New Ontario Rock Climbing Guidebook

Southern Ontario climbers will have a new guidebook this summer, the first in over two decades. The comprehensive guide will be published in two volumes. Focused around The Niagara Escarpment, Gus Alexandropoulos wrote: “the guide itself is a love letter to the area and its
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Watch a Short Film on Quebec Dry-Tooling

Quebec has some excellent dry-tooling and this short film focuses on the popular winter crag called St. Alban.
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New Mixed Route in Quebec

Matt Maddaloni climbed a new mixed route in Quebec at the start of 2016. The esthetic route is at the not-so-popular Sainte Adele and is called Jessica 4 Ever M8.
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New Thin Ice Routes in Northern Ontario

It was a slow start to the ice climbing season in most of Canada, but with the recent cooling it seems new routes are forming. At the popular Orient Bay north of Nipigon, Bryce Brown and Nick Buda, who have climbed numerous new routes together, climbed three likely-new routes.
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Watch Leslie Timms Send New Ontario 5.12

Watch Leslie Timms make the first ascent of The Ripple Effect. The crux-dyno looks difficult and while having been climbed a few ways, the confirmed grade is around 5.12+.
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Top Canadian Sends of 2015

Here is a short list of some of the big sends that made headlines in 2015. Canadians crushed in 2015, from alpine and big-wall climbing to cragging and bouldering they aimed high, and more than once made international headlines for sends in Canada and abroad. We are lucky that
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Watch an Ascent of a Niagara Glen V10

Watch Tomasz Wojtkowiak send Sepukku V10 at the Niagara Glen. Sepukku V10 (Niagara Glen) from Tomasz Wojtkowiak on Vimeo.
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Watch Annie Chouinard Send Hard Quebec 5.13

Watch Annie Chouinard make the first female ascent of Scorecard 5.13d at Orford in Quebec. Chouinard also sent The Great Feast 5.13c at Maple Canyon and Apocalypse 5.13c at Rifle this year.
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Watch Anthony Richards Flash Ontario V10 in December

Watch Anthony Richards flash Rigormortis V10 on Dec. 16 at Niagara Glen. Tomasz Wojtkowiak reported the send and posted the below video. “On the drive to the Glen Anthony told me and Peter Prelich that he wanted to flash Rigormortis,” said Wojtkowiak. “Both
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Tomasz Wojtkowiak Sends Ontario V12

Watch Tomasz Wojtkowiak send one of Ontario’s classic V12 problems. After two years, Wojtkowiak sent The Phoenix at the start of November. The steep and powerful problem is one of the most difficult at Niagara Glen. “My most challenging climb yet, both physically and
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