Ice climbing has come a long way since the 1980s and 1990s, when far less people participated in the sport. The gear was difficult to use and for many climbers, soloing was easier than […]
Will Mayo led the way for him and Anna Pfaff up The Real Big Drip WI7 M7+ 200m in the Ghost on Jan. 1, 2017. Watch a short film from the send below.
The Real Big Drip is a 200-metre mixed route in the Ghost near Calgary. It was established in 1998 by Dave Thomson, Sean Isaac, Eric Dumerac and Kefira Allen. When it was established, it […]
Raphael Slawinski and Grant Meekins made the first ascent The Peach M8 WI5 110m in 2011. The impressive bolt-free mixed route climbs a steep in on the Storm Creek Headwall. Slawinski returned with Jerome […]
The popular Shannon Falls in Squamish rarely freezes, but when it does it clocks in at WI2+ for 400 metres. The roadside tourist stop freezes during coastal cold snaps, such as the one the […]
Collaborating with Slawinski, Gadd, and Owens and a group of Canadian Rockies adventure seekers, I created a top-10 mixed climbing route list. This list was put together to give some sort of direction; a guide to where you might find a climb that will leave you with shivers up your spine, grinning from ear -to-ear and hopefully psyched for more.
Professor Falls is a Canadian classic. The name comes from Professor Eckhard Grassman, one of the first ascensionists, who took a fall on the route in 1974. This route forms early and usually lasts until March […]