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Vid: Ode to Arapiles

Ontario’s sandstone crag of Pass Lake near The Sleeping Giant Provincial Park has nearly 100 routes up to 5.12. During the 1980s, climbers either top-roped the easy routes or took to climbing the obvious cracks with protection. In the late 90s, a few bolts were added to a
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Another new 5.13 at Lion’s Head

Last week we reported about a number of new 5.13s at Lion’s Head. This week, Mark Smith has added another. Mark Smith sent an 40-metre project which is the direct finish to his recent new route 30 Years in the Making 5.13c. Smith is calling his new route Reach for the Sky
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Vid: Ontario’s Big Kahuna 5.13d

Lion’s Head is many climbers favourite limestone crag. Some of the world’s best climbers have added routes to the steep walls above Georgian Bay. If you don’t know much about Lion’s Head, visit a previous story on Gripped here. One of the classic hard
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Sens Unique Film

Here’s the first and second trailer of the upcoming film expected out this fall. It documents the first winter ascent of an aesthetic route Sens Unique in the Parc des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Quebec, by climbers Louis Rousseau and Yannick Girard. New Trailer Old Trailer
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Heerema Sends two Canadian V12s

The Phoenix is one of the Niagara Glen’s harder problems. Ontario climber David Heerema sent it, and a V12 in Quebec, during a week-long road trip this spring. Heerema, who is one of Canada’s strongest boulderers, wrote this about the climb “The Phoenix was a
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An early-season trip to Niagara Glen

Natalie Jennifer Wong is a Toronto-based climber who, after three years of not climbing at the Glen, returned to rediscover the joy of climbing outside. “It’s hard to believe that it’s been at least three years since I’ve been back at Niagara Glen. Great
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Freeze/Thaw and Loose Rocks

This is a friendly reminder and heads up to keep an eye out for loose rock this spring and wear a helmet. In Canada, we are lucky because we still get four amazing seasons, each filled with distinctive weather patterns. In winter, everything freezes, even the water within the
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Sens Unique – Remote Quebec “Alpine”

Here’s the trailer of the upcoming film One Way. It documents the first winter ascent of an aesthetic route, Sens Unique, in the Parc des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Quebec, by climbers Louis Rousseau and Yannick Girard. For a full report on the winter 2014 ascent
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Quebec’s La Voie Lactee, 5.12c

Beautiful granite climbing on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. A short film by La Grange Qui Penche a Droite, Films d’Escalade
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Cold Orient Bay Day

Thunder Bay locals Aric Fishman and Martin Dube bundle up and brave the frigid minus 30 degree temps and brittle ice. 1 Ice Day from Martin Dube on Vimeo.
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