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Strong British Boulderer Gets Canadian Trad Lesson

British climber Louis Parkinson, also known by hit Instagram handle Captain Cut Loose, recently visited eastern Canada where he climbed some classic boulders, sport routes and his first-ever trad pitches.

Parkinson travels from London to Montreal and went straight to Bloc Shop for some plastic climbing.

In part one, he travelled to Val David where he climbed Slapping the Belly of the Whale V10, Ultra Belly V11 and the high Top Secret V9.

“With filmmaker David Petts capturing every moment, the pair are in Montreal to check out the local climbing scene. Louis gets dynamic in the local gym then hits the rock for some highball action. Poutine anyone?”

In part two, Parkinson continues sending hard problems in Quebec before heading to Kamouraska to climb the classic Moby Dick 5.9.

In part three, he ropes up again and racks up with cams to work on his trad climbing skills at Welsford.