Jimmy Webb Sending The Matriarch, V15

Jimmy Webb gets the first ascent of The Matriarch (V15) in Rocktown, Georgia. This boulder seems to be a completely opposite style to Terremer, another V15 we featured last week. The V15 club is still small and it would be interesting to see which climbers are the most well-rounded at this grade.


Simon Parton Sending Terremer, V15 (Video)

Simon Parton sent Terremer (V15) earlier this week. He just posted the video of his send on Facebook. The intensity of his battle cries give us no doubt he’s trying his hardest and that this problem is HARD!


Joe’s Valley – New Areas – Utah

There has been new development at Joe’s Valley. Bryce Johnson has put together a guide that highlights the new problems. There are three new areas: The Flu, Hidden Dragon, and The Rastafarian.

Download the guide (Updated link to latest version of the guide on March 31st, 2016).


Unicorn Canyon – AB, Canada

This guide to Unicorn Canyon is written by Peter Nelson and Craig Doram.

Download the guide

Unicorn Canyon is located just outside the edge of Kananaskis, between Barrier Lake and Nakiska Ski Resort/Kananaskis Village. It is the canyon on the SW side of Mt. Lorette, and is the canyon Lorette Creek flows down. There are two main areas, “Sunshine Castle”, and “Rainbow Wonderland”. There are also two smaller areas containing a handful of routes, “Pot of Gold”, and “The Moat”. The areas are listed in the order you will approach them as you hike in. Please be aware this is a new climbing area in the Canadian Rockies. As such, there will be loose rock, as there has not been much traffic on the routes. Bring a helmet and exercise a little more caution than you would otherwise. Having said that, the routes have been cleaned, and most of the rock is quite good.


Frank Slide – AB, Canada

Frank Slide is a huge bouldering area in southern Alberta. Authors Trent Hoover and Kyle Marco have graciously provided guidebooks to this area.

Overview Map
Healing Area Miniguide
House Area Miniguide


Alex Honnold Talks About His Foundation

Alex Honnold is the climbing icon of this decade. His humble spirit is captured in this candid video as he talks briefly about about his Honnold Foundation.