Lev Pinter, who was born in Calgary, has become a fixture in sport climbing. Pinter’s claim to fame was his first ascent of Bunda de Fora, 5.14d, at Acephale. Pinter or iginally graded the route 5.14c, but the four ascents since 2006 have added a letter grade, speaking to Pinter’s ability. He had a cameo in Chris Shar ma’s His favour ite climbing spot is Mallorca and one of his most memorable ascents was Lord of the Rings 5.13d, at Arapiles. He builds climbing walls for commercial spaces, such as the boulder ing wall at the Calgary Climbing Centre. He does safety inspections of existing walls, mostly for the Calgary public school board. He is a climbing consultant, recently pitching a “coach’s challenge” to the ufc for their show the “I built my first gym in my parent’s garage when I was 14.” When Pinter is not at his home crag of Acephale he is likely on his land at Red River Gorge.