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New Squamish Crag Dedicated to Marc-Andre Leclerc

A new online topo has been published by Chris Small, who has been busy working with other to clean and climb a new crag called Marc-Andre’s Wall.

The wall is found in Murrin Park between the Petrifying Wall and Cereal Killers crag.

The east-facing wall is easy to find, requires a standard rack of gear and has a number of “bold and thoughtful” routes.

Red Rocket is a 5.11- trad route that requires gear to two inches, a purple Metolius micro-cam and small wires. It was first climbed in May by Leclerc’s partner Brette Harrington.

The Red Rocket was Leclerc’s first car, a red Suzuki Sidekick. For the majority of Leclerc’s climbing career, he lacked wheels making his climbs even more difficult logistically.

“Climb right angling ramp to first left trending hand crack. This crack gets continuously thinner progressively towards the left arête. High in Quality.”

Shelob’s Web is a gear-protected 5.11b first climbed by Harrington. Shelob was Lelcerc’s childhood pet tarantula.

Foxy Roxy is a bolted 5.12b climbed first by Harrington. “Small but fierce, like Lecler’cs pet Jack Russel terrier.

Past Lives is a 5.11b first climbed by Kieran Brownie that follows bolts a a rhino-like horn you sling.

The Stairwell is a 5.11a bolted route first climbed by Kieran Brownie. Lelcerc’s most famous Squamish living arrangement was his stairwell “room” in the Maple House.

“It was cheap; which left him money for more important things like chocolate macadamia nut cookies, cinnamon buns, and beers,” said Small.

As of now, there are about seven routes/variations, including a burly 5.12. Visit here for the topo.