Tag: climbing

101: Learn to Climb

So. You want to be a climber. Maybe you’ve seen tiny flecks of human on the Chief on your drives through Squamish, or you’ve heard that lots of…

Summer of Stone and Surf: On Trust

On my third day in Canmore, I was lucky enough to climb Eeyore’s Tail, a 10 pitch, 355 meter route up the face of East End of Rundle…

Dreamscape Scampering, or How a Summer Was Planned

I got the idea, not surprisingly, during a mountain film fest climbing night¬†that started out as a first date, and became (also not surprisingly) a reunion. One of…

VIMFF Has Arrived (And They’ve Brought Ptor Spricenieks With Them)

This weekend, I went surfing and beach running, sang a song at an open mike night and twisted my knee. I also had pretty limited internet access, so¬†those…

Day 6: Climbing with a Tinder Friend

As a rule, I don’t climb with strangers I’ve met off a phone app. When all you know about a person has been gleaned from a highly curated…

Do This: Climbing Weekend in Skaha

  The first time I went climbing in Skaha, I got a ride up with a guy I met through the VOC (UBC’s outdoor club), who insisted on…

How to Get Out of Shape for Your Next Climbing Trip

There’s nothing quite like ducking out of rain city in the early spring and emerging someplace dry, warm and climbable. It’s so awesome, in fact, that many people…