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Annie Chouinard Que­bec climber Annie Chouinard sent Pure Imag­i­na­tion 5.14c ear­lier in the fall, one of the test-piece routes at Red River Gorge.

New Climb­ing Es­calade Canada (CEC) Board of Di­rec­tors Mem­bers Chris­tiane Marceau has ac­cepted the role of ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor and Se­bas­tian Pow­ell was se­lected for the role of series co­or­di­na­tor.

To­moa Narasaki Flashes V14 To­moa Narasaki flashed De­cided V14 at Mizu­gaki in Ja­pan in the fall. Narasaki qual­i­fied for the Olympics ear­lier this sum­mer. Only a hand­ful of climbers have flashed the grade.

Felipe Ca­margo Sends 5.15b Brazil­ian climber Felipe Ca­margo be­came the first South Amer­i­can to climb a 5.15b with his send of El Bon Com­bat in Spain.

Jakob Schu­bert Jakob Schu­bert has made the third as­cent of Alex Me­gos’s Per­fecto Mundo 5.15c in Mar­galef, Spain, which was bolted by Chris Sharma. In De­cem­ber 2018, Ste­fano Ghisolfi made the sec­ond as­cent.

Buster Martin Buster Martin, 23, re­peated First Ley 5.15a at Mar­galef in Spain and be­came the sec­ond U.K. climber to send the grade af­ter Steve Mcclure.

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