Deadlift (8B+) by Katie Lamb

17 September 2023

Katie Lamb, who two weeks ago did the first female 8C+ boulder, has done Deadlift (8B+) in Squamish. The 26-year-old has now done seven 8B+'s in just over the last two years. She's had rapid progress, having broken into 8B and elite bouldering in 2020.

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20 September 2023

Schubert sends Project Big during his 6th Live attempt

"It was dramatic to the very end." On the 8a finish of Project Big in Flatanger, Jakob Schubert explains that a horn broke and he was close to falling. The last three minutes of the video show just how much this climb means to him."This horn could have ended my career... This was the biggest mental …

Open Your Mind 8c+ by Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi (17)

12 January 2023

Open Your Mind 8c+ by Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi (17)

Illya Bakhmet-Smolenskyi has done Open your mind (8c+) in Santa Linya. The Ukrainian made his first 8a news at age eleven when he did his first three 8c’s as we…


21 January 2023

Is onsight climbing on life support?

During the last few years, we have seen plenty of advancement when it comes to redpointing ability globally. In just the last three years, we saw close to 150 9a+ ascents which can be compared to only ten 9a+ ascents per year, last decade. Ten years ago, Alex Megos onsighted Estado critico (9a) but…


10 October 2022

Black Magic 8B and Shelter 8A+ (B) by Katie Lamb

Katie Lamb has done Black Magic (8B) and Shelter 8A+ (B) in Squamish. “ Xtremely fun. Rare squamish board style.” In total, the 25-year-old has done 41 boulders 8A+ to 8B+, out of which 14 during the last 12 months. Katie has been the #1 in the 8a ranking game for over two years.

Ethan Salvo (20) does Zazen (8C)

15 February 2023

Ethan Salvo (20) does Zazen (8C)

Ethan Salvo has made what seems to be the first post-hold-break ascent of Zazen (8C) in Squamish. Harry Robertson did the original FA of the line, as an 8B, bac…

Spirit Quest 9a by  Jonathan Siegrist

4 September 2022

Spirit Quest 9a by Jonathan Siegrist

Jonathan Siegrist has repeated Spirit Quest (9a) in Squamish, after a handful sessions. "Hateful conditions for the most part but the route is just so insanely …