10 Awesome Photos of Canadian Climbing this Week
We are lucky in Canada to have such a diverse climbing landscape. From the west to the east, there’s thousands of routes from the easiest single-pitch to world-call difficult multi-pitch.
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Here are 10 photos from across Canada that popped up on our radar this week.
Matt Usherwood snapped this great shot of his buddy Max climbing the classic route Anti-Gravity 5.12c at Down Under in Luskville, QC. More photos from Matt.
Jamie Finlayson has a photo feature in our June issue and we couldn’t be more excited. Here’s a photo he just snapped of “Alex Quiring flashing Squealing Pork V7 at the Farm boulders in Squamish the other day in the rain. Quiring crushed everything he tried including Big Chicken V9 and Resurrection V9.”
Another from the West Coast with this one from Jordan Tieszen of Ken Anderson on Grub Street 5.11a on the Lower Malamute.
Here’s a throwback shot by Jeremy Frimer from Sarah Hart of her first trip up Freeway 5.11c. “A long, long time ago I was dragged up Freeway by my good buddy Katy.”
Elli Levene snapped this shot Ryan Benjamiin on some early season rock at the Niagara Glen, which has been a busy climbing zone recently.
Despite some spring snow, Sarah Hueniken carried on with her ACMG top rope instructors course.
Straight from Devil’s Glen in Ontario, the hefty sender Mark Smith attempts his recent project and Aidas Odonelis was there to capture it.
Maarten van Haeren took this photo of his partner Cole following the traverse on pitch-five of CMC Wall on Yamnuska. “I had just taken my first lead fall on Yam on this pitch, with the 40-year-old bolt luckily holding. Despite having climbed the harder pitches, we rappelled off quickly after this as we were not moving fast enough and we were losing light.”
Another shot by Jamie Finlayson. This time of Tom Wright on his project. “There’s so much amazing unclimbed rock in Squamish it’s overwhelming, and I’ve been really enjoying the process of developing new routes recently. This is a nice little number I bolted last winter that I will probably spend the entire summer falling off.”
Peter Hoang captured this image of Sam Eastman on his new route Hawaiian Shark Attack at Eagle’s Nest in Ontario.