On­tario Climbers Tick Rocket Man

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Rocket Man M7+ WI6 350 m was climbed at least twice in the fall. Amer­i­cans Kurt Ross and Colin Si­mon climbed it first, with Ross send­ing ev­ery pitch on lead. On­tario climbers Stas Be­skin and Daniel Mar­tian then made an as­cent. Rocket Man forms on Mount Patterson north of Lake Louise and was first climbed in 1999 by David Thom­son, Kafira Allen, Eric Dumerac and Raphael Slaw­in­ski. It did not have a sec­ond recorded as­cent un­til 2011 when Raphael Slaw­in­ski and Jon Walsh climbed it. It is con­sid­ered one of the most dif­fi­cult routes of its kind in North Amer­ica. Be­skin and Mar­tian were the first all-On­tario team to climb it. Se an in­ter­view with Mar­tian on p.4.

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