Yves Grav­elle Climbs New Que­bec V14s

Yves Grav­elle climbed

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two new V14s at Kanata-Trem­blant in Que­bec. He made the first as­cent of Thes­sal­hy­dra V14, one of the hard­est routes in East­ern Canada, in early Septem­ber. “Fin­ish­ing off this project was a dream come true and felt un­be­liev­able,” Grav­elle said. “I feel so mo­ti­vated to climb, ex­plore and open more gems like this one. I called this prob­lem Thes­sal­hy­dra and pro­posed V14 for the grade.” He then made the first as­cent of Miall’s Ahead, the sit start to Green Dol­phin Street and said, “I named this line after Jody Miall, my early men­tor, friend and def­i­nitely one of the climbers that made the big­gest im­pact in my climb­ing ca­reer. He said it’s one of the best lines he’s ever put up. “Fingery, pow­er­ful, tech­ni­cal with lots of very low per­cent­age moves.” It adds a hard V12 to the stand of Green Dol­phin Street, which is around V11/12. “So, V14 seems pretty ac­cu­rate,” he said. “It felt a bit harder that Thes­sal­hy­dra and Echale for me.”

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