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Wild Images of Crouching Tiger, Big New B.C. 5.12

Brette Harrington recently completed a 2016 project she began with Marc-Andre Leclerc on the Chinese Puzzle Wall in B.C.

She teamed up with Caro North and Chris Kalman and invited top photographer Kieran Brownie along to capture it on film.

The Chinese Puzzle Wall is on the south face of one of Mount Rexford’s batholith formations above the Nesakwatch Valley There are big pines, cedars and alders that are home to big animals and birds.

In total, they climbed 11 pitches, eight new and three part of Hidden Dragon, Leclerc and Harrington’s 2016 5.12c routes.

Crouching Tiger gets the 5.12b+ grade and climbs 500 metres of splitter granite. Read Harrington’s write-up of the route here.