First V12 for Catherine Vaillancourt Quebec-based Catherine Vaillancourt has sent A Tea With Elmarie V12 in Rocklands, South Africa, her first at the grade.
Evan Hau Complete’s Planet X Evan Hau made the first repeat ascent of an Alex Megos route at Planet X in Cougar Creek in Canmore called Iron Butterfly 5.14c/d and continued work on a possible new 5.15 at the crag.
Sarah Hart’s First 5.13c Squamish climber Sarah Hart sent her first 5.13c with a tick of Strange Days at Cheakamus Canyon, B.C.
Annie Chouinard Spring Send Quebec climber Annie Chouinard made the first female ascent of Taxe Carbonique 5.13+ at Orford.
New Horne Lake 5.14a Yannick Neufeld-Cumming made the first ascent of Jesus is a Dinosaur, the newest 5.14a at Horne Lake, B.C.
Everest/Lhotse in a day Jay Patry from Ontario might have become the first Canadian to link Everest and Lhotse within 24 hours of reaching the summit of Everest.
New Murrin 5.13 Tom Wright made the first ascent of Chocolate Kisses 5.13a/b on the Petrifying Wall at Murrin Park.
Sam Tucker 5.14c Alberta climber Sam Tucker joined the 5.14c club with his rare ascent of First Flight at Acephale. The route was first climbed by Josh Muller.
Kaddi Lehmann Climbs V15 Kaddi Lehmann climbed Kryptos V15 at Basler Jura in Switzerland and became the second female after Ashima Shiraishi to climb the grade.