Instagram has become one of the most-used social medias by climbers.
This list is composed of leading climbers who use their Instagram accounts for climbing specific photos. There are a number of other top accounts to follow.
Kim House and Graham McGrenere
Using the handle @Kimstagraham.mcg, House and McGrenere have been sharing photos from their extended road trip for months. In 2015, Kim wrote a piece about their trip for Gripped magazine. Look for more stories by Kim this year.
It has been great to get back to the Buttermilks. Kim sent "Milk the Milks" (V6) and the classic "Bowling Pin" (V4), shown here, on our first day! Weather has been iffy though, resulting in many snowed over boulders. Here's hoping for some sun! Thanks to dream team @melsolvesproblems and @professionalvagrant for capturing the send. #bouldering #climbing #rockclimbing #climbingisbliss #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #bishop #organicclimbing #noplacetoofar #flashfoxy #outdoorwomen #girlswhoclimb #radgirlslife
Vikki is one of Canada’s strongest climbers, with a number of difficult sport and trad sends. This winter, she has three pieces in Gripped magazine’s Notes From the Top column.
Home sweet home in Squampton. Missing the beautiful stone and butt whooping of Smith Rocks already. Every route, despite the grade, is challenging in its own way. Like the classic 'Chain Reaction' (5.12c) that @simeyrocks captured. Nails! #Arcteryx #smithrocks #oregon #climbing_pictures_of_instagram @maximropes @flashedclimbing @petzl_official @rhinoskinsolutions
As one of Canada’s most accomplished climbers, the 23-year-old B.C. sender has solidified his place in the history books with big solo ascents in Squamish, Patagonia and the Rockies.
Hueniken is one of North America’s strongest winter climbers, with hard repeats of steep bolted test-pieces. She has been leading the way for over a decade and continues to set new standards.
I love hooking, torqueing and scratching but after a couple weeks of drytool climbing in gyms, on structures and in caves- it felt really good to swing the tools again! Ice climbing is always fun even if it does involve some heinous screaming Barfy sessions like Mike endured today… Busy days in the Rockies, but fun day guiding on two Low for Zero and Moonlight today. @outdoorresearch @scarpana @sterlingrope @onwardup_official @1hotchillys
With hard boulders to his name, Muller confirmed himself as one of Canada’s top climbers with his first ascent of Kinder Surprise 5.14d at Acephale last year. It is only the fourth 5.14d in Canada.
One of Squamish’s leading climbers, with repeats of hard problems and cracks. Finlayson has added a number of new test-piece routes to the area over the years.
Timms is one of Ontario’s top climbers with sends of a number of the area’s hardest routes. She has written a number of stories for Gripped magazine over the years, be sure to look for more in the near future.
Throwing it back to last fall, when I took one of my biggest trad falls on Dead Raibead 5.12+. T-minus 6 days until I'm plugging gear and fondling that sweet sandstone again. 🙏☀️#newrivergorge #tradisrad #fallcolors #backbend #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #tradclimbing #iloveclimbing @lasportivana @sterlingrope @flashedclimbing @sanukfootwear @jtreelife
No list is complete without Canada’s leading rock climber, who continues to set new standards. Trotter has established some of Canada’s hardest gear and big alpine sport routes.
Lauren Lee hangs it all out on the line! After completing the crux roof section, Lee stretches for a clip to keep the rope from getting stuck in the crack as she climbs above toward the anchor. In 2008, Lauren made the #AMAZING second ascent of this #iconic route in #Zion #NationalPark called #MasterBlaster and is rated 5.13c/d! #Utah #tradclimbing #rockclimbing #crackclimbing #splittercracks #crackaddict #secondascent #sandstone #shesabadass
Quebec’s all-round crusher, Ouellet is North America’s crack climbing expert. From short cracks in the desert to big systems in the alpine, JP posts photos from many inspiring climbs.
From soloing difficult routes to establishing the hardest climb in the Bugaboos, Stanhope has been at the cutting edge of climbing for more than a decade.
Becca is a leading comp climber who has toured the world for comps. She balances her indoor climbing with impressive outdoor sends, often with her sister Sara (follow Sara here).
So psyched to be competing in the last National Championship of my youth career tommorrow!! Nothing is a guarantee other then the fact that I am going to be doing lots of try hard screaming (like last year's photo) and having lots of fun with badass friends 🙂 good luck to everyone!! 🔝👍 @lasportivana @flashedclimbing photo Creds: @mchapman_ca
McColl is one of the best competition climbers in the history of the sport. He is one of the few North Americans who has sent 5.14d V15 and shows no signs of slowing down.
From big ice and mixed to steep rock routes, Gadd continues to establish hard modern routes in Canada and beyond. One of the world’s leading winter climbers.
Stacey is an accomplished coach and comp climber. With over 10 years of being a top competition climber, she continues to inspire climbers young and old.
Welsted has established a number of hard alpine routes and is one of two Canadians to ever with the Piolet d’Or, the other being his climbing partner Raphael Slawinski.