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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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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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