Climbing Areas Archives: Canada

Epic "Free Solo" in Squamish

Check out this video of rigging expert Matt Maddaloni attempting to “free solo” Young Blood (5.13a) on the Cacodaemon boulder in Squamish, BC. [youtube=] Video from The Range Life Here is what Matt had to say: We set up a trapeez net out in space below the route using a 30 ft circular high strength […]

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Hard, Unrepeated American Boulders

I thought it would be interesting to compile a list of hard (V14 and up) boulder problems that have not been repeated in North America. Thanks to everyone for help in compiling these problems (Most of these grades are pure speculation from outside observers): Nuclear War – V14 – Matt Bosley – Harriman State Park, […]

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Video of Sonnie Trotter Climbing Cobra Crack 5.14

In June 2006, Sonnie Trotter made the first free ascent of Cobra Crack (5.14) in Sqamish, BC placing all the gear on lead.  While it may or may not be the hardest trad climb in the world, it certainly has to involve the most painful and difficult finger locks one can imagine. [youtube=]

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Landman Bros. go to Squamish

Check out a short video put together on some of the problems that Tyler and Jeff Landman did on their recent trip to Squamish, BC.  Here are the problems featured in the video: TyThe Egg (V11)Sharma Campus Cave (V11)When Harry Met Sally (v12)The Vince Pinch (V12) – flash JeffNo Troublems (V9/10)Worm World Low (V10)- better […]

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News & Notes Returns! 5/29/2007

More on the weekend later but here is some spray from the past week: Helping me get my previous predictions off on the right foot, Ty Landman made the 2nd ascent of Ode To The Modern Man at Mt. Evans and gave it a grade of hard V14. See video of him putting it “in […]

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