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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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Film: Death by Lougin, Fun Ontario 5.10

Watch this short film about Mike Smythe and Mike Penney climbing  Death By Lougin 5.10c in Beaver Valley, Ont. Equipped, climbed and filmed in April 2012.
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Max Fisher’s New East Coast Ice Guide

The East Coast has some of Canada’s best ice climbing and very few people have the information necessary to plan a trip there. Max Fisher is often climbing in South America or Alaska, but when home on the East Coast he’s exploring his local ice crags. “Here is a
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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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