Paul McSorley and Joshua Lavigne have climbed an esthetic new mixed route in the North Walls on The Chief in Squamish. The 250-metre M5 WI6 mixed route climbs a long treed ramp to the base of two steep pitches of ice that have formed in the recent cold coastal weather.

The veteran duo named their route Mother of the Wind and it descends fixed anchors from a summer project by Paul Cordy. McSorley said on Instagram that another new route was opened at the Neat and Cold crag with Tony McLane and Drew De Panicis called Le Coq Sportif, a two pitch WI5.

There have been many ice and mixed routes established and climbed close to Squamish, including Shannon Falls WI2+ 300m and more recently,Sorry Wolf M7 at Murrin, Two Minutes for Hooking M5 WI4 on Slhany, Frozen Zombie M8 at Smoke Bluffs, The Ultimate Ultimate Everything WI4R that was first climbed by McSorley, Jia Condon, Jason Kruk and Tony Richardson (watch their climb below) and many more.

Joshua Lavigne on Mother of the Wind Photo Paul McSorley

North Walls Summer Routes

North North Arete 5.9+
The Calling 5.12-
Chilkoot Pass 5.11+
New Life 5.11b
Nanook 5.11+
High and Dry 5.9
Empire Of Dirt 5.9
Public Image 5.11c
Gone Surfin’ 5.11a
Yukon Gold 5.12d
Alaska Highway 5.11d
Astrologger 5.11b
Blood Meridian 5.12c
North Star 5.13b
Parallel Passages 5.10b/c
Polaris 5.12a

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