"The name is slang for someone who holds moderately leftist views and the route keeps trending left (quoted from Jones who did the FA with George Homer in '73) Sustained 5.8 climbing with occasional 5.10- moves. Intricate rock with amazing position and positive belay stances. Could be the Squamish Buttress of Canmore with more traffic," said Jon Walsh.
Perpetual Spring, 350 meters, M7, Canmore Wall
FA Feb. 18, 2015
Alik Berg, Raphael Slawinski, Ian Welsted
I believe this is the first winter ascent of the Canmore Wall.
Full info on the topo - click here to view PDF
East Face of Second Buttress of Rundle
Eastern Posers 5.9+R, 450m
FA: BP and MB Sept 09
EEOR'S TAIL ADJUSTMENT!
The following is intended to bring some clarification and adjustment to my MCR regarding Castle Mountain and EEOR’s TAIL that I posted on the 2nd.
This is the very first crag you will reach about 12 minutes from the car. It is on the right (SE) side of the creek at the first mandatory crossing just after the well traveled trail in the woods which is optional after the large pile of boulders.
The crag is short but burly. The rock is surprisingly good though it might be a tad dusty.
Excelent topos from J Brent Peters via the TABVAR Facebook page. They describe the current state of the Econoline and Geriatric routes, and shows a recommended rappel descent.
From Brandon Pullan via the TABVAR Facebook page.
FA Brandon Pullan, Gaby James
A new route on Ha Ling, mostly bolted, not a sport route.
Info from J. Mills for two new routes via the TABVAR Facebook page:
Whatever Floats Your Goat 5.9+, 340m
J. Mills & Kris Irwin 5.10b, 340m
From J Brent Peters
The routes at The Playground are described from left to right. It can be divided into 5 areas: Upper Cave, Playground Left, Swiss Cheese Cave, Rat’s Nest Wall, Mutt Wall, and Recess Wall.
Upper Cave: This cave is located left and above The Playground proper. There is only one route here at this time.
Just The Tip D7 This route climbs vertical terrain to the right of a large cave. FA: Michelle Kadatz, Steve Kovalenko
From Marc Piché
The Alt-Left, EEOR 5.11b A0, 335m
Marc Piché, Steve Holeczi Aug. 15, 2016
Approach: Hike up as for True Grit, Geriatric, Econoline. Start ~15m left of a lone spruce tree at the base of the wall and ~15 m right of Econoline. The first bolt has a black hanger and is ~8m above the ground
P1- 50m,5.9: Climb up on good rock with some delicate moves to a good ledge and anchor after 30m. Either belay here or preferably ascend another 20m (5.8) to a bolted anchor on a loose ledge.