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New Ontario 5.14 by Joe Skopec

Joe Skopec has established one of Ontario's hardest sport climbs

Skopec found and bolted the line in March 2014. After many sessions, he sorted out the crux.

“The 20-metre climb breaks down to a technical, crimpy start to some big throws to a shoulder breaking crux move on a bad sloper to more big throws which goes to the anchors on more 5.12+. There’s a good rest at the second bolt, then nothing.”

Skopec established Deja Vu, which he graded 5.14a, but others have said 5.14b/c. Skopec is yet to grade his new route, which he is naming Bromance, but said it is a hard 5.14.

Joe Skopec on Bromance 5.14 Photo Dennis Barnes
Joe Skopec on Bromance 5.14