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Passing the B.A.R. is New A3+ in New Brunswick

Watch the second ascent, plus another new route in Mexico by the first ascentionist

Ian Lingley recently established Passing the B.A.R., a 25-metre A3+ in New Brunswick. Local climber Peter Adamson made the second ascent, which you can watch below.

Adamson has been posting videos of his training climbs as he prepares to head to Yosemite to attempt El Cap. About his repeat of the new aid route, he said, “A fun, engaging, and scary line, I end up taking multiple whips as a result of flakes breaking under my hooks.”

Last winter Lingley and Mandie Walls established a new five-pitch bolted route at El Potrero Chico they called Canadian Controversy 5.11+. About the route, Lingley said, “The route climbs some really good quality limestone, and the crux third pitch follows an spectacular 20-metre corner then pulls around a roof and continues with 15 metres of sustained 5.10+ to the anchor.

“Pulling delicate moves 500+feet off the deck made this one of the best pitches of climbing I’ve ever done.”

A new hi-rez poster with a topo to El Cap is available from Mont Blanc Lines, visit here to order and download.

Passing the B.A.R. A3+