Canmore Wall’s First Winter Ascent
of exploring the big limestone walls close to Canmore this winter. Surprisingly, many of the most obvious lines were unclimbed as of 2015. On his and Alik Berg’s second attempt, Welsted invited Raphael Slawinski to tr y a 350 - metre route on the north face of Canmore Wall, which is less than a few hours hike from the closest coffee shop. In the end, they climbed Perpetual Spring, a no-bolt M7 on Feb. 18. The mostly dr ytooling route is the f irst winter ascent of the often-looked-at wall above town.