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