Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mythologic, WI6, 140m - Enderby Ice Climbing FA!

Good job Lyle Knight & Marc Piche!
This had been a sought after route for some time and it has finally seen its FA. Located right in the middle of the Enderby Cliffs about 30 minutes from Vernon, B.C, this climb comes in for a very short time and has had seen numerous attempts. Looks like a lot of fun. I will post the link here to the route beta!

Link: Mythologic Route Beta

Friday, January 7, 2011

Puerto Rico Rock Climbing!!

Another addition to the amazing tropical/caribbean rock climbing destinations! We got Cuba, Bahamas, Bermuda, and now Puerto Rico. Need I say more!

There are few different areas, all of which offer incredible karst type limestone sport climbing (stalagtites and such).

Nuevo Bayamon is the closest to San Juan and also the busiest, but there are a lot of great routes (120) not too far from the beach. Genereally a bit shadier and cooler than the other climbing areas.

Caliche is located in the center of the island about an hour from San Juan located right near a river with many climbs featuring beautiful pockets and huecos. Little shorter routes but good range of grades.

And finally there is Rosario. It is located near a town called Saint Germain in the south western corner of the island. A very unique experience but a little further away. There are some longer routes here and a lot more potential.

Looks like a wonderful place for a holiday!

Part One: Nuevo Bayamon
Part Two: Caliche
Part Three: Rosario

Ice Climbing In Rjukan, Norway

A kinda of mecca of ice climbing in Northern Europe, Rjukan hosts a staggering amount of ice climbs all within a close distance of eachother. They tend to have a reliable winter seasons due to being surrounded by artic seas, and being situated on a high northen latitude. Recently I have come across a super sweet guidebook/topo that should work if you ever are planning a visit to Norway. There is good skiing around and a wonderful culture to keep you busy while you discover this wonderful country. Looks awesome! ENJOY!

Included is a link to a great webpage with the lowdown of the area and a downloadable pdf topo/guide.

Webpage: http://www.mountain-environment.com/rjukanguide.html
Topo: Rjukan Ice Guide

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Leslie Timms Gets Sponsored By LA SPORTIVA!

A wonderful lady by the name of Leslie Timms whom I went to Outdoor College and started my climbing career with, has gotten sponsored and is now a part of the La Sportiva National Team!! Congratulations Les!

Basically at the end of college we went to El Portrero Chico in Mexico and ever since then she has been crushing all around the globe. Most recently she has been in Turkey and Greece with some friends from Canmore, Alberta. Check out here blog at http:/leslietimms@blogspot.com/


Early Season Start - Ice Climbing Near Revelstoke BC

Never really knowing when the first ice route will come in between Sicamous and Revelstoke, a cold arctic flow of air swept down and set us up for a nice early season of ice/mixed climbing in these parts. Some obscure routes formed up and then fell apart all within a few weeks. But.... for the keen climber there was some excellent climbing while it lasted. Although it is cold again now, it might take some time to recover from the +5 and rain for a solid week, but I'm sure the routes will be in great shape very soon. Here are some pics of the climbs, now off to ski tour in Rogers and check out whats in good shape (Greeley??!!!) for next week. Merry Christmas to everyone who takes a look at this page now and again and all my friends and family!

Oh ya and an updated Malakwa, B.C ice topo for the masses....
Ice Climbing Topo: Malakwa Ice