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Rockies

Rockies: Ishbel’s stunning new corner climb

Rauri Macfarlane and Liam Savage climbed the impressive West Slabs of Mount Ishbel. Mount Ishbel is popular to Rockies climbers as the mountain with a large rock scar. As half of the mountain has fallen away over the years (a tourist attraction with a pull-out on the Trans Canada
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Christy Falls: all season fun

Christy Falls in winter, spring and summer. The wall has a world-class ice climb in winter and 5.14 routes in summer. By Adam Tutte The ice climb Christy Falls was found seven years ago in Kelowna B.C. I was new to ice at that point and the rock really drew me in. I live to bolt
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Video: The Accomplice, a New Alpine Big Wall in the Rockies!

Earlier this week we reported about Jonny Simms and Chris Brazeau’s cutting-edge new route on a big wall above Field B.C. Well, sit back and watch the video Simms has uploaded, what a wild route! For the full story, visit Gripped here.
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New multi-pitch route in Rockies

Brian Spear and Ian Greant have established a new 5.10 on Armadillo Buttress in Grotto Canyon, about an hour drive from Calgary. Spear and Greant are long-time route developers in the Rockies with a number of fun routes to their credit. The pair cleaned, bolted and climbed Gift
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New Route in the Tauern Alps

At the start of April, Johannes Bachmann and Manuel Tinkhauser made the first ascent of Seltene Erden M4+ V+, a new ice and mixed route up the northeast face of Wildgall in the Rieserferner Group, Tauern Alps. The aesthetic line has become quite popular. For a complete trip
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Speed Record on Wapta Traverse

The Wapta Traverse is the only hut-to-hut multi-day ski traverse in North America.  The trip has easy access, multiple ski-mountaineering objectives, big glaciers, excellent snow, lots of potential for turns and four huts. The 45-kilometre route moves back and forth across the
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Climbers: Closure in Banff Park

Banff Park will be doing controlled burns around Guides Rock near Banff, the area will be closed until the end of May. Issued 2014-04-30 Where: The area between Hillsdale Meadow at the east end of the Hillsdale split to the Fireside day-use area (including parking lot and Edith
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The Path

As the snow melts away around Lake Louise, many people are starting to make plans to head to the Back of the Lake. This is Sonnie Trotter’s story about The Path.  
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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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Canadians Depart for The Revelations

As the Canadian team flew from Calgary to Salt Lake City to Anchorage on Tuesday, April 1, it is rumoured a French team was climbing their main objective,  the west face of Pyramid Peak. Alaska’s Revelations range is the centre of activity this spring with a Canadian,
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