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Leslie Timms Sends Hard Lion’s Head Route Above the Clouds 5.13

The towering wall at Lion's Head, split with an aesthetic crack, gets first ascent

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 🙂

Timms on Above the Clouds Photo Glen Harris
Timms on Above the Clouds Photo Glen Harris