Leslie Timms of Ontairo recently completed the extension of her route Stratus Fear 5.12d at Lion’s Head on the Bruce Peninsula. Above the Clouds is a 45-metre 5.13a.
Timms wrote on her blog: When I started up the route, I somehow knew that it would be my last trip on this wild climb. I soaked in the rests and the views, I embraced each move, I enjoyed the ride. When I pulled the final lip, I got to live that moment that I dreamed about all summer.
I screamed from the top of my lungs into the amphitheatre below me, my cheers bounced off the walls below, echoing into the distance. Then I got to top out the famous Lion’s Head Lookout with my dream route below my feet. I stood on top, soaking in that panoramic view for what felt like the last time. Though of course I would be back 🙂