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Grade Route Gear style Crag Quality Climber Date
Wed 22nd Aug 2018 - Banff
Tunnel Mountain Industrial Playground
5.11a Chertsicle

High quality stone and as thin as Kate Moss. Technical climbing of all angles, are my favourites.

Sport Banff Very Good James Blackhall
Wed 22nd Aug 2018
5.10b Carry on Runstible

Could be a classic for grade with traffic. Super good laybacks and balancey movement. Very reachy for my partner - more like 10D for shorties

Sport 28m Banff Classic James Blackhall
Wed 22nd Aug 2018
5.10d The Promised land Sport 28m Banff Very Good James Blackhall
Wed 22nd Aug 2018
5.10d Rest in Pieces

I was right at home at 29m’s long. Fun overlap

Sport 29m Banff Very Good James Blackhall
Wed 22nd Aug 2018
5.10c Castilleja Sport Banff Good James Blackhall
Wed 22nd Aug 2018
5.11b Whistle whistle click click

A granite styled steep slab climb, that inspired me to bring my drill along and bolt the slab to the left. I tried this my first season climbin and couldnt make it past the 1st bolt. Intense foot work indeed

Sport 17m, 7 Banff Very Good James Blackhall
Wed 22nd Aug 2018
Fri 16th Oct 2015 - unknown
5.9 El trono del ray Sport 8 unknown James Blackhall
Fri 16th Oct 2015
5.10a El Camino Negro

Super bueno

Sport 11 James Blackhall
Fri 16th Oct 2015
5.10a Matrix Sport 9 James Blackhall
Fri 16th Oct 2015
5.10a Evolution Sport James Blackhall
Fri 16th Oct 2015
5.10d Waterfall of fire

First 10d Outside

Sport James Blackhall
Fri 16th Oct 2015
Thu 16th Aug 2018 - Canmore
Acephale The Junction
5.12d Go Ask Alice

2 shots. Both 1 hangs. I found new beta for both cruxes and how to clip the crux clip! (Skip the one beneath it)

Sport 34m, 18 Canmore Classic James Blackhall
Thu 16th Aug 2018
Thu 16th Aug 2018 - Canmore
Acephale Lower Wall - Sea of Holes
5.11d Approach Route

Worth doing for the excellent bouldery movement! Someone heavily cleaned this route with a lot of care. Respect that

Sport 13m, 4 Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Thu 16th Aug 2018
Mon 13th Aug 2018 - Canmore
Acephale Lower Wall Right
5.11b Neoconstructionist

I liked it in a weird way, just like its neighbours.

Sport Canmore Good James Blackhall
Mon 13th Aug 2018
Mon 13th Aug 2018 - Canmore
Acephale The Junction
5.12d Go Ask Alice

Great route. Fell 2 moves away from the end of crux jug. Dam. totally obliterated my skin. Back on Wednesday feels solid 12d when linking haha! Beaut moves

Sport 34m, 18 Canmore Classic James Blackhall
Mon 13th Aug 2018
5.11a Go Light

This wall is so sharp and the tits at the same time.

Sport 12m, 4 Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Mon 13th Aug 2018
Sun 12th Aug 2018 - Canmore
Acephale The Junction
5.12d Go Ask Alice

Soft 12d but beaut! Reminds me of A Ravens Crag 12d. Power endurance! Did all the moves then got rained on. Syked on this one! All great holds

Sport 34m, 18 Canmore Classic James Blackhall
Sun 12th Aug 2018
5.12b Bucking Horse

3rd shot finding friction in the rain today. Great slopper crux in the middle, then manage the pump to the anchors on beaut stone. “Chacun voit midi a sa porte”. Thanks Tom for the psyche!

Sport 34m, 13 Canmore Classic James Blackhall
Sun 12th Aug 2018
Sat 11th Aug 2018 - New River Gorge
Kaymoor Seven-Eleven Wall
5.12d Slash and Burn

Watched the video of it online

Sport 23m New River Gorge Classic James Blackhall
Sat 11th Aug 2018
Fri 10th Aug 2018 - Canmore
Acephale Lower Wall Right
5.12c Deal With It

Dealt with it. Movement off Gaston’s are my favourite. Needed to wake up early to get this one done in this heatwave, just like Straya.

Sport Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Fri 10th Aug 2018
Fri 10th Aug 2018 - Canmore
Cougar Canyon Cosmology Crag
5.10d Prime Cut

Best 10d I’ve ever done. Wow

Sport 35m Canmore Mega Classic James Blackhall
Fri 10th Aug 2018
5.8 Cosmic String Sport 32m Canmore James Blackhall
Fri 10th Aug 2018
Thu 9th Aug 2018 - Canmore
Acephale The Junction
5.12b Bucking Horse

Enduro, chill fun climbing to a slopper crux! (Sooo brutal in 32degrees Celsius even in the shade) The horizontal tufa was cool and the length of the route. But H.D.D was much better!!

Sport 34m, 13 Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Thu 9th Aug 2018
Thu 9th Aug 2018 - Canmore
Acephale Lower Wall - Sea of Holes
5.12a Pluvial Power

Warm up. 2nd shot. Excellent movement on pockets

- with kris
Sport 12m, 5 Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Thu 9th Aug 2018
Mon 6th Aug 2018 - Banff
Black Feather Canyon Mind Games Wall
5.11c Mind Dead

Finally getting rid of the fluffy grades on these two excellent routes with a link up. Climbs the best two parts of these lines in my opinion

Sport Banff Classic James Blackhall
Mon 6th Aug 2018
Sun 5th Aug 2018 - Lake Louise
Hanging Gardens
5.12a Flying Squirrel

Did holds break over the roof? Sooo run out to. Yuckkk

Sport Lake Louise Don't Bother James Blackhall
Sun 5th Aug 2018
5.10c No More Tangles Sport Lake Louise Very Good James Blackhall
Sun 5th Aug 2018
Sun 5th Aug 2018 - Lake Louise
Outhouse Area
5.11b Bloodsport

Blistering barnacles!!!!!!!!! 45m’s!!!!!!!

Sport 20m, 10 Lake Louise Mega Classic James Blackhall
Sun 5th Aug 2018
5.11b Bloodsport 2

Blistering barnacles!!!!!!!!! 45m’s!!!!!!!

Sport 34m Lake Louise Mega Classic James Blackhall
Sun 5th Aug 2018
Sat 4th Aug 2018 - Canmore
Acephale Lower Wall Right
5.12c Deal With It

Interesting sloppered route. Not sure why it’s the “to do” route but it has some nice moves. Especially at the last bolt!

Sport Canmore James Blackhall
Sat 4th Aug 2018
Sat 4th Aug 2018 - Canmore
Acephale The Junction
5.11c Nitro light

Great warm up!! Best warm up at acephale

Sport 11m, 7 Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Sat 4th Aug 2018
5.12b Hickory Dickory Dock

Should have onsighted but screwed up going to the end of Crux jug. RAHHHH. 2nd shot. Cool watching Lindsay send Ask Alice while I was lowering. Absolutely sensational, long climbing up bullet stone. One of the best for sure!

Sport 34m, 16 Canmore Mega Classic James Blackhall
Sat 4th Aug 2018
Fri 3rd Aug 2018 - Arapiles
The Pharos and Surrounds The Pharos Uncle Charlie
32 Punks in the Gym

Try and tell me “you won’t do it”. one day. Goals!!!!

Mixed 35m, 8 Arapiles Mega Classic James Blackhall
Fri 3rd Aug 2018
Wed 1st Aug 2018 - Canmore
Heart Creek Amphitheatre, Left Side
5.12b The Convincer

Impeccable stone. 2nd shot! Hard putting the draws up first go, but felt so flowy 2nd go. I deeply enjoy long climbs like this ☀️☀️☀️

- with kris, phil
Sport 31m, 11 Canmore Classic James Blackhall
Wed 1st Aug 2018
5.10d Slackline King

Very high quality. Technical

Sport 17m, 7 Canmore Classic James Blackhall
Wed 1st Aug 2018
Mon 30th Jul 2018 - Lake Louise
Duckland
5.12a Nobody's Girl

Great route! 5th day on. Had no expectations and fell twice on it today haha. Not sure if it was the heat or being so tired but shit this rig could be the most legit 12a I’ve ever been on. Ever! We will see when we are back this week

Sport 18m Lake Louise Classic James Blackhall
Mon 30th Jul 2018
Sun 29th Jul 2018 - Canmore
Cougar Canyon Planet X (ten)
5.12a Meconium

Soft but very pumpy! I was on the wall for close to 45mins. One of the Valley’s better 7A+’s

Sport 35m, 16 Canmore Classic James Blackhall
Sun 29th Jul 2018
5.11b Moon Boots

First time ever climbing at Planet X.

Sport 14m, 6 Canmore Good James Blackhall
Sun 29th Jul 2018
Thu 26th Jul 2018 - Canmore
Cougar Canyon Catamount
5.12c Catatonic

Excellent route. Will try again in Fall as this is a very sunny wall and it’s summer! Ouch

Sport 7 Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Thu 26th Jul 2018
Thu 26th Jul 2018 - Canmore
Cougar Canyon Heatwave
5.10a Global Warming Sport 5 Canmore James Blackhall
Thu 26th Jul 2018
5.10c Heatwave

Cynthia climbs

Sport 13m, 5 Canmore James Blackhall
Thu 26th Jul 2018
Thu 26th Jul 2018 - Banff
Ravens Crag Solid Wall
5.12b The Sleeper

Warm up send throwing draws up. Easy for the grade but not quite a 12a. Maybe I’m good at remembering beta now?

- with kris
Sport 13m, 7 Banff Very Good James Blackhall
Thu 26th Jul 2018
Thu 26th Jul 2018 - Banff
Ravens Crag Crystal Cave
5.13b The Hermit

Nice climbing! Horizontal climbing for 8 or so bolts. Very unique for the Bow Valley

Sport 12m, 10 Banff Very Good James Blackhall
Thu 26th Jul 2018
Tue 24th Jul 2018 - Mt Coolum
29 Four Metres of Madness Sport 4m, 5 Mt Coolum James Blackhall
Tue 24th Jul 2018
26 Screaming Insanity Sport 15m, 9 Mt Coolum James Blackhall
Tue 24th Jul 2018
28 Spoonman

3 routes I’ve heard all about for the past 3 years living overseas. I can’t wait to come home in Dec and have projects

Sport 20m, 11 Mt Coolum James Blackhall
Tue 24th Jul 2018
Tue 24th Jul 2018 - Banff
Ravens Crag Solid Wall
5.13a City In The Sea

I bolted this line 2 years ago when I had barely climbed my first 12A and didnt think I would do it- but that’s the inspiration in futuristic thinking. Bonar - the FAist- suggested the split grade, but the lower crux- is a legit, slopper compression V6/V7. Super stoked on a colder, windy day with Franc and Braden! My first 5.13..? Personally felt like it. Bloody oath

- with braden, francious
Sport 12m, 6 Banff Classic James Blackhall
Tue 24th Jul 2018
Mon 23rd Jul 2018 - Banff
Black Feather Canyon Punk Wall
5.11d Free Prayer Mat

Like any good Aussie bloke does when he’s climbed most of his favourite crags, he creates ridgey-didge link-ups. Cause seriously, in Straya we would have like 20 sport climbs if it wasnt for link-ups.

- with Franc
Sport 27m Banff Classic James Blackhall
Mon 23rd Jul 2018
Mon 23rd Jul 2018 - Banff
Black Feather Canyon Mind Games Wall
5.11b Tree Grinder

Another ridgey-didge link up. A summer of warm up link ups (and carrying long slings always)

- with Franc
Sport 20m Banff Very Good James Blackhall
Mon 23rd Jul 2018
Sat 21st Jul 2018 - Lake Louise
Louise Falls
5.11d Lords of Karma

Love me a steep juggy 11d on a rest day. Would be 5 stars if it wasnt for the shitty first two bolts and how cruxy the traverse into the first bolt was. HBD Yarvo!!

- with kris, duder
Sport 16m, 7 Lake Louise Classic James Blackhall
Sat 21st Jul 2018
Thu 19th Jul 2018 - Banff
Sunshine Rock Roadside Right
5.11a Face The Crack

Worth doing if you have no 5.11 left to climb here !

Sport 20m Banff Good James Blackhall
Thu 19th Jul 2018
Thu 19th Jul 2018 - Banff
Sunshine Rock The Ledge
5.10a Bat Cave

Actually not on the ledge. Down low. Warm ups for Ravens Crag this afternoon haha

Sport 15m, 6 Banff James Blackhall
Thu 19th Jul 2018
Thu 19th Jul 2018 - Banff
Sunshine Rock Rathaus
5.11a The Jaxx

Yep

Sport 12m, 6 Banff Very Good James Blackhall
Thu 19th Jul 2018
Wed 18th Jul 2018 - Banff
Ravens Crag Solid Wall
5.13a City In The Sea

Fell at the last bolt tonight!!!! Foot Popped twice tonight. Gonna go get new shoes and back to it Thursday. Sooooo close!!!! I can taste it yeww

Sport 12m, 6 Banff Classic James Blackhall
Wed 18th Jul 2018
5.12a House In The Sea

Worth doing for the great rock and funky finish.

Sport 11m, 6 Banff Very Good James Blackhall
Wed 18th Jul 2018
Mon 16th Jul 2018 - Canmore
Acephale Upper Wall - Bataille
5.12c Altius

1 go. Very bouldery with cool movement. Looks like shit but climbs great. All the moves, I match the crux pinch after the slopper

Sport 15m Canmore Classic James Blackhall
Mon 16th Jul 2018
Mon 16th Jul 2018 - Canmore
Acephale Upper Wall - The Pavement
5.12d Raging Boner

beauty bulge and a foot crux that made me nearly spew from tension. I got a Rager!

- with kris
Sport 12m, 5 Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Mon 16th Jul 2018
Sun 15th Jul 2018 - Canmore
Acephale Upper Wall - The Pavement
5.13a Class is in Session

Maybe holds ripped off because this thing felt fucked hahah. Much harder then it’s left neighbour. Did all the moves but ahahaha wtf

Sport 11m, 6 Canmore Good James Blackhall
Sun 15th Jul 2018
5.12d Abandonment

Powerful very climbing with the same start as it’s neighbour. The slab crux is too low percentage for me and it’s a 5.12d slab, nuff said

Sport 14m, 7 Canmore Good James Blackhall
Sun 15th Jul 2018
Fri 13th Jul 2018 - Canmore
Acephale Upper Wall - The Pavement
5.12b Rockamoveya

Mega close on the flash dam! Haha but what a 2nd go. Best way to start my summer holidays. Thanks Loucas for the beta. Climbs like a route from Ravens Crag, reachy!

- with loucas, kris
Sport 13m, 6 Canmore Classic James Blackhall
Fri 13th Jul 2018
5.11b Boner

I love easy 5.11s like this !! Soooo easy for the grade .......

Sport 12m Canmore Good James Blackhall
Fri 13th Jul 2018
Mon 9th Jul 2018 - Canmore
Grassi Lakes White Imperialist, Right
5.12c No Tickee No Laundry

Solid 5.12c ! One of grassi’s best!!!! Can’t eblieve I’ve never tried his beaut route. Soooo steep !!!

Sport Canmore Classic James Blackhall
Mon 9th Jul 2018
5.11a A Bold New Plan Sport 20m Canmore Mega Classic James Blackhall
Mon 9th Jul 2018
5.10c Bubble Theory Sport 10m, 4 Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Mon 9th Jul 2018
5.12a Chinatown

Duder sent his first 5.12!!!!! A great sequential powerful climb. Worth doing for the bouldery nature

Sport 15m, 7 Canmore Classic James Blackhall
Mon 9th Jul 2018
Sun 8th Jul 2018 - Canmore
Grassi Lakes Hermit Wall
5.11a Green Room Sport 19m, 8 Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Sun 8th Jul 2018
5.10b The Eyes Have It Sport 10m, 4 Canmore James Blackhall
Sun 8th Jul 2018
5.11b Ain't It Hell? Sport 21m, 10 Canmore James Blackhall
Sun 8th Jul 2018
5.10d Ain't It Hell? midstation Sport 15m, 6 Canmore James Blackhall
Sun 8th Jul 2018
Mon 2nd Jul 2018 - Canmore
Bataan The Cheese Grater
5.11a Some Like It Hot

Super classic

Sport 28m, 12 Canmore James Blackhall
Mon 2nd Jul 2018
5.11a Monkey Business

Strange anchor clip

Sport Canmore James Blackhall
Mon 2nd Jul 2018
5.11c Critical Path

Body positional and powerful! Nice ! I’m extremely impressed by Bataan and the potential here.

Sport 16m Canmore James Blackhall
Mon 2nd Jul 2018
Thu 28th Jun 2018 - Banff
Ravens Crag Solid Wall
5.13a City In The Sea

3rd go I fell on the last move of first crux ( big move going to right hand sidepull) !!!! Super stoked. Feeling strong

Sport 12m, 6 Banff Classic James Blackhall
Thu 28th Jun 2018
Wed 27th Jun 2018 - Canmore
Grassi Lakes Graceland Area
5.10c Sunglasses & Sideburns

So cold..summer??

Sport 20m, 8 Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Wed 27th Jun 2018
5.10c Elvis Lives

Warm up. Freezing cold wind today

Sport 13m, 7 Canmore Good James Blackhall
Wed 27th Jun 2018
Wed 27th Jun 2018 - Canmore
Grassi Lakes The Rectory
5.12b Two Different Worlds

A top climb at Grassi for the powerful, body-position sensitive, movement around the beauty white streak. Quite hilarious there is so many comments, about the anchor being far right. The anchor is right because - left is a large band of hollow sounding, poor quality rock. Route building 101 with JSBC

Sport 11m, 5 Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Wed 27th Jun 2018
Mon 25th Jun 2018 - Canmore
Grassi Lakes The Rectory
5.12b Two Different Worlds

Fell second go! Climbed to the next bolts, lower back to the no hands after the first bolt then sent to the anchor. I’m claiming it as a top rope send clean haha. But im going back this week for the proper clean ascent.

Sport 11m, 5 Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Mon 25th Jun 2018
Mon 25th Jun 2018 - Canmore
Grassi Lakes Graceland Area
5.10d Honeymoon in Vegas Sport 20m, 8 Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Mon 25th Jun 2018
5.10c Elvis Lives

Putting draws up for the lovely ladies.

Sport 13m, 7 Canmore Good James Blackhall
Mon 25th Jun 2018
5.10d Graceland

Fun roof. So many good holds

Sport 13m, 6 Canmore Good James Blackhall
Mon 25th Jun 2018
Mon 25th Jun 2018 - Canmore
Grassi Lakes White Imperialist, Right
5.12a A Bold New Plan Direct Start

I thought it was a great way to start one of my favourite 11a’s in Canada. Double Mantel ! Minus 1 point for being an eliminate, eliminating all of the 11a’s holds and feet.

- with loucas
Sport 19m, 7 Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Mon 25th Jun 2018
Fri 22nd Jun 2018 - Banff
Ravens Crag Main Arena (Steep Wall)
5.12a The Masque P1

Warm up. 2nd go after putting draws on

Sport 15m, 7 Banff Classic James Blackhall
Fri 22nd Jun 2018
Fri 22nd Jun 2018 - Banff
Ravens Crag Solid Wall
5.13a City In The Sea

2 technical cruxes over bulges separates by ok shakes. Last move to the anchor is wild

Sport 12m, 6 Banff Classic James Blackhall
Fri 22nd Jun 2018
Wed 20th Jun 2018 - Banff
Black Feather Canyon Mind Games Wall
5.11a Mochaccino

Cleaned draws for a newbie. Super fun route

Sport Banff Very Good James Blackhall
Wed 20th Jun 2018
5.11b Snake Bite

Fun route! Weird sequence to clip chains. Feels like you do a nice boulder problem then half way through the sequence clip the anchor.

Sport Banff Very Good James Blackhall
Wed 20th Jun 2018
5.11b Frappuccino

Warm up

Sport 18m, 7 Banff Very Good James Blackhall
Wed 20th Jun 2018
5.11a Mochaccino

Very good route with the new bolted alt start left. Good job kelly mate. 11a to 11d today

Sport Banff Very Good James Blackhall
Wed 20th Jun 2018
Wed 20th Jun 2018 - Banff
Black Feather Canyon Rainbow Wall
5.11d Power Of Dreams

Many days of Yakka to get this rig done. Not as hard as I had hoped, but technical the entire way . Super psyched to put this down on a lush, hot day with the crew. Because really, in the end, its all just the Power of what you Dream.

Unknown 38m, 17 Banff Classic James Blackhall
Wed 20th Jun 2018
Mon 18th Jun 2018 - Canmore
Echo Canyon The Lookout The Shield
5.12c Staycation Sport 27m, 12 Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Mon 18th Jun 2018
5.11b No Love Sport 26m, 11 Canmore Classic James Blackhall
Mon 18th Jun 2018
Thu 14th Jun 2018 - Canmore
Cougar Canyon Made in the Shade
5.11a Kokopelli

Extremely fun, a good route!

Sport 12m Canmore Classic James Blackhall
Thu 14th Jun 2018
Thu 14th Jun 2018 - Canmore
Cougar Canyon Crowbar
5.11a Surface Tension.

Super good route!!!! One of the best 11a’s for sure. The hanging slab was lush

Sport 22m Canmore Mega Classic James Blackhall
Thu 14th Jun 2018
Thu 14th Jun 2018 - Canmore
Cougar Canyon Chameleon.
5.11a A Cold Shoulder

11a rest day! Cool pinches and sidepulls

Sport 9m, 5 Canmore Good James Blackhall
Thu 14th Jun 2018
Tue 12th Jun 2018 - Banff
Black Feather Canyon Rainbow Wall
5.10d Delicate Sound of Thunder

Warm up, but kept going for the extension.

Sport 18m, 7 Banff Classic James Blackhall
Tue 12th Jun 2018
5.11d Power Of Dreams

Bolting more to The right and went for the redpoint! Very technical and complex crux on the big bulge. Ticked the holds and have a good clue what to do. Solid 11d was my sequence

Unknown 38m, 17 Banff Classic James Blackhall
Tue 12th Jun 2018
Sun 10th Jun 2018 - Canmore
Echo Canyon The Lookout Atlantis Wall
5.10b Funky Bunch Sport 13m, 7 Canmore James Blackhall
Sun 10th Jun 2018
5.11b The Midget Sport 12m, 4 Canmore Good James Blackhall
Sun 10th Jun 2018
5.12b Bug's Life

Climbing - “the thirst ya can’t quench”!

Sport 25m, 10 Canmore Classic James Blackhall
Sun 10th Jun 2018
Sun 10th Jun 2018 - Canmore
Echo Canyon The Hideaway The Hideaway - left
5.11a Venturi

Lots of slab climbing with a definite balancey crux in the crack! Hard 11-

Sport 30m Canmore Very Good James Blackhall
Sun 10th Jun 2018
Fri 8th Jun 2018 - Banff
Ravens Crag Main Arena (Steep Wall)
5.13a Fun Club

Excellent climbing on cool rock. Has cleaned up abit through the winter ! Did all the moves today and draws are on. Excited on this one. Psyched

Sport 30m Banff Classic James Blackhall
Fri 8th Jun 2018

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