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Newfoundland’s Huge New Mixed Route: Apocalypse Now

Will Mayo and Anna Pfaff have established one of Canada’s East Coast’s biggest and hardest mixed routes. Apocalypse Now WI7 M9 220 metres was climbed on March 7 after a number of working attempts. The route was an old project of local crusher Joe Terravecchia. Will
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New Traditional Mixed Routes in Quebec

With spring only a few weeks away, it seems the long days are providing perfect conditions for new routing in Quebec. On March 5, Jean Francois Girard and Carl Darveau climbed two new mixed lines in La Vallée Du Bras Du Nord, Québec. By Jean Francois Girard Carl Sent me an email
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Wild New Maritime Ice Climbs

The east coast has been getting hammered with cold weather and lots of snow since the New Year. By Max Fisher In December 2014, there was little to no snow and warm temps in the Maritime provinces and ice climbing season seemed very far away. Fortunately, January came around and
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Big New Ontario Ice Climbs and The Crown Jewel

Ontario has hundreds of ice climbs and despite decades of exploration there are still world-class routes being discovered close to the road. Algoma Ice Climbing By Dave Broadhead If one were to compile a small list of classic winter climbing areas then it would probably include
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History Made: Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken Make First Ascent of Niagara Falls

Canadian ice climbers Sarah Hueniken and Will Gadd made the first ascent of Niagara Falls this week as part of a Red Bull shoot. “I checked out the spot we were thinking of climbing in the summer,” Gadd said. “You’d be swept away by the torrential downpour
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New Quebec Mixed Route at La Montagne du Coq

Pascal Simard and Jean-Mickael Blais have climbed a new 120-metre mixed route at Quebec’s La Montagne du Coq.  Simard and Blais’s new route is called De Bonne Heure Su’l Piton (Early Risers and the Pin) and is a 120-metre M6R. Approach and area info Simard wrote
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New Ontario Ice Routes

Ice climbing in Ontario is in full swing, despite a couple of warm spells. New ice routes were climbed in the Algoma area in late December. Danyll Darewych wrote, “Trapper’s Cliff is a fairly large cliff system where we’ve done three nice ice climbs. The cliff looks red in
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Quebec’s Bolton Bouldering

Two videos featuring Marc-Antoine Larente climbing at Quebec’s Bolton Pass. The Vortex The Vortex V10 from Marc-Antoine Larente on Vimeo. First Ascent bolton last day from Marc-Antoine Larente on Vimeo.
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Sam Eastman Mixes It Up At Diamond Lake

Southern Ontario ice climbing had a boost this year with Andriy Kolos’ new select ice climbing guidebook.  In this video, Sam Eastman climbs his route Mack 10, which he established in 2013/14 with his brother Jake. More Ontario Climbing Mack 10 is in the Madawaska
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Ontario Ice Is Good To Go

Southern Ontario ice is forming and climbers have been swinging the tools. In Northern Ontario, the classic climbs have been in for weeks. The new Southern Ontario ice climbing guidebook by Andriy Kolos is providing lots of motivation for climbers to get out ice climbing.
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