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10 Great Ascents in Canada From the Past Century

No better way to celebrate Canada Day than to look back at 100 years and 10 great ascents on Canadian soil. In 1896, Ha Ling made the first ascent of the most westward peak in the Ehagay Nakoda range south of Canmore. The peak now has a number of classic route routes, read about
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Difficult New Route Climbed on Remote Quebec Wall

Patrick Brouillard and Charles Lacroix have established the most difficult route on Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, north of Quebec City. Their new route is a 200-metre six-pitch 5.11 A0 called Contortions. The first few pitches follow cracks and chimneys at around 5.9. The
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Watch Jean-Pierre Ouellet on His Hypothenuse, 5.13+

The Quebec crack-master sends an old project on his home turf
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Huge New Slab Route in Quebec is Eight Pitches!

Quebec has a number of mountains that rise over 1,000 metres from valley bottom. There is lots of potential for new long rock routes. The most recent new route is not technically difficult, but offers a long day on an aesthetic slab. Hugo Drouin, Claude Gélinas and Charles
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Quebec’s Difficult New Spring Mixed Route: The Last Ronin

Quebec climbers climb a new route in memory of their friend and accomplished climber, Yannick Girard. By Louis Rousseau The day was perfect, except for the March date: Friday the 13th. We stopped for coffee and cakes in Baie, St. Paul at the bakery. We decided to finish our
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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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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 Hard Route At Ontario’s Eagle’s Nest

Peter Hoang just sent a project that was equipped by Matthew Sapiecha in 2014 and named it Van Gogh’s Ear. “Dude, can you check out my ear?” said Sapiecha after a directional nut pupped out and hit his head during the route cleaning stage of the project. “I’m
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Samuel Tiukuvaara’s Val-David Sendathon

Samuel Tiukuvaara is an Ottawa-based climber who just had one of the strongest three hours ever at Val-David. Tiukuvaara, who had never sent a V11, climbed three of them at Val-David last weekend, including Cowboy Low, Ultra Belly and Bouddha Belly. Tiukuvaara’s Sendage
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The 2015 Status of Ontario Climbing Access

With summer around the corner, everyone is wondering where they can and can’t climb. In Ontario, access is a big issue and luckily the Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) puts in the effort to get the information our to climbers. The Ontario Climbing Area Access Status listing
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