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Dirt Bag Guide: Skaha

Dirt Bag Guide: Skaha

Picture this – easily accessible, beautiful granite rock to climb, gorgeous lake views, warm temperatures and sun, surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Welcome to Skaha Bluffs! Who wouldn’t want to spend time there? This Rockies climbing destination is by far one of my favourite places to visit in the west. It […]

Event: Arcteryx Climbing Academy

Event: Arcteryx Climbing Academy

The West Coast is a pretty special place, especially in summer. The mountains seem to rise straight from the ocean, their slopes clad in a thick forest of lush, towering trees. Squamish, located at the head of Howe Sound, is home to world class rock climbing on the granite cliffs that […]

Dirt Bag Guides: Squamish

Dirt Bag Guides: Squamish

With spring fast approaching I’ve found myself thinking about rock climbing more and more and getting excited about the upcoming season.  Excited for new climbs and to get back onto old projects, excited to be on the rock with the wind in my hair and the sun on my back.  […]

Bugaboos Essentials

Bugaboos Essentials

I recently completed a series of trips into the Bugaboos, an area renown for towering alpine granite spires and amazing climbing in the Purcell Mountains of Southeastern BC.  If you have not heard of this place I can only surmise that you must not be a climber and so should […]

Trip Report: Shivering In the Cold and Dark On Mt. Louis

Trip Report: Shivering In the Cold and Dark On Mt. Louis

The Gmoser Route on Mt. Louis is an ultra classic 5.9 trad route in Banff National Park, and I recommend it to anyone looking for an awesome adventure in the region. Mt. Louis is also home to the renowned Diamond Face, where Tommy Caldwell and Sonnie Trotter set the 5.13+ […]