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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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Quebec’s Banner Ice Year

Alain Denis is one of Quebec’s keenest ice climbers and a climbing photographer. With a month of bone-chilling weather across Quebec, many rarely formed ice routes have been freezing up. Mid-January, Denis went to explore the cliffs of Shawbridge which is 60 kilometres
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Quebec’s Montmorency Falls

Quebec’s classic ice climb. Montmorency Falls Park offers one of the most beautiful ice climbs in eastern Canada. The rock around the falls mark the eastern end of the Canadian Shield which formed one-billion years ago. The 120-metre wall of ice is only a 10-minute drive
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Reflection Wall, WI5, 50 m

The classic WI5 test-piece of Northern Ontario. A 50-metre, steep, yellow, wall of ice. Close to Highway 11, Reflection Wall is one of the most classic ice climbs in the Thunder Bay area, located north of Nipigon, in Orient Bay. It appears over hanging, but from beneath, it is
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New Maritime Ice Climbs

January, 2014 – New routes climbed in Nova Scotia by Greg Hughes, Cory Hall, Luc Gallant, Matt Peck and Max Fisher. Click here for an ice climber’s guide to Nova Scotia. Cape D’Or Enter the Dragon WI5 130 m FA Greg Hughes, Max Fisher & Matt Peck Pitch 1-
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