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Honour and Glory is Canada’s Sec­ond 5.15 Evan Hau be­came the first Cana­dian to climb 5.15a with his first as­cent of Honour and Glory in Echo Canyon in Al­berta. See more on p. 40.

Anak Ver­ho­even's Big 5.15 Anak Ver­ho­even made the first as­cent of Sweet neuf 5.15a in France, be­com­ing the first fe­male to make a first as­cent of the grade.

Kim McGrenere Sends Her First 5.14a West Coaster Kim McGrenere sent her first 5.14a with a tick of Galac­tic Em­peror in Ten Sleep, Wyo. She said, “My favourite climb­ing style is a com­bi­na­tion of pow­er­ful and tech­ni­cal.”

Sum­mit or Plum­met on Van­cou­ver Is­land Karsten Klawit­ter and Hunter Lee climbed a new 13- pitch alpine route up Vic­to­ria Peak on Van­cou­ver Is­land at 5.10 A1 and called it Sum­mit or Plum­met.

New Rock­ies Six-Pitch 5.13 Miles Adam­son and Zach Wat­son es­tab­lished Don’t Rock the Boatswain in the In­ner Sanc­tu­ary on Grotto Moun­tain is six pitches at 5.13a. It took 25 days over a few years.

Mega Bu­ga­boos Linkup Will Stan­hope and Leo Hould­ing linked the three west faces of the Howser Tow­ers in a 2,000- me­tre, 5.12+, 58 rope-length, 23.5- hour push – the first to link all walls in a day.

Gord McArthur Sets Dry­tool­ing Bar High Gord McArthur made the first as­cent of his multi-year project near Cran­brook and called the 85- me­tre climb Storm Gi­ant. It’s the world’s f irst D16.

Kon­stantin Sto­le­tov lead­ing pitch seven of Ay Ma­m­a­sita! on Ash­lar Ridge

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