Category Archives: Mixed Climbing

Mt Alberta, North Face

September is always a unique time in the Canadian Rockies, the evening temperatures cool just enough to keep the rock frozen in place and the weather settles into a pattern of calm and clear high pressure. The perfect conditions for climbing the big north faces. This is when I try and keep my schedule open,…

Man Yoga [New Route on Stanley Headwall]

On November 13th Jonny Simms and Jon Walsh freed their new mixed route on the Stanley Headwall, for the second time. Two days previous they had climbed the route, freeing every pitch for the first all free ascent. In tow they hauled 250 metres of rope, which they fixed so that I could jug and…