Jean-Pierre Ouellet -Addicted to Cracks
In the Belle Province, almost everyone who climbs knows Jean-Pierre 'Peewee' Ouellet. The crack phenom has been on the forefront of hard trad climbing for years, not only at home, but in the States as well. But his tick list goes beyond simply doing hard 5.13 cracks. He also climbs up to 5.14 in sport, boulders double-digits and climbs difficult ice and mixed routes.
Climbing Accidents in the Rockies
Alpine historians and mountain guides reflect on how modern Rockies climbers might avoid the circumstances that led to tragedy in the past.
Transformation on the Troll Wall. Rock Climbing in Norway.
Above the Great Wall we encountered a pitch called The Black Cleft. Neither of us in our combined months of climbing experience had ever climbed something so brutish, dank and unprotected And more past that, until dusk found us on a small ledge with just enough wet moss to suck some water out to quell our thirsts.
Competition Motivation + Women
It doesn't matter if you are male or female; getting your ass up that project is going to be a chore. Yet there are some unique circumstances that shape and influence women climbers.
Interview with A Champion Sean McColl
With his numerous wins at the junior World Cup competition wins, repeated podium finishes at World Cups as an adult and redpoints of hard routes like Dreamcatcher 5.14d, Sean McColl has emerged as Canada's top rock climber.
Learning from The Prophet
Two of Canada's top climbers bag the second ascent of a new Yosemite testpiece
“Justin A Louis …OVER…..”
"To all team members on Gasherbrums One and Two, please respond, this is an emergency. Over."
Mammut Photo Contest
Mammut Photo Contest Winners
Bubba’s Alpine Album
The perfection of the climbing touched me. It was like my imagination had merged into reality and my dreams had left the vault of my mind to create the ice and granite that I was ascending.
While steep, hard climbs are naturally cleaner, moderate routes are covered in vegetation. To become rock climbs, they require the work of the Diggers, a leaderless, non-organized collective of otherwise ordinary climbers.