SLIDE SHOW TOUR

Hey All,  I sincerely hope you’ll consider joining me for some great short movies and a few pictures about my most recent traveling and climbing exploits.  I’ll be talking about the importance of respecting our crags, optimism, partnerships, as well as highlighting climbing trips to Germany, Tasmania, and my new summer project here in the Canadian…

The Prow Wall (5.14a)

My climbing partner @tomhwright had a tough skin day today up on the mountain – Tom is a bit of a super hero. After my previous partner bailed early this morning, Tom woke up from his warm, cozy bed and offered to support me on my second ground up mission to free the 8 pitch…

What I’ve Learned (full interview) R&I

Greetings from Spain, it’s been a while since I’ve had the time to sit down and write anything substantial.  I’ve been more busy this year than ever before with family life, climbing, hang boards, traveling, training and taking pictures, and whatever spare time I do find, I usually fall asleep, ha ha.  But, today I…

1975

In 1975 three Rockies legends scoured The Bow Valley in search of the next great aid line. At the time, they were preparing themselves for a very early repeat of the Shield on El Capitan in Yosemite, and hoped to find the perfect training ground close to home. The Shield is a thin, technically challenging seam,…

Castles in the Sky

Words by Sonnie Photos by Ben Moon “Building Castles in the Sky” is an old Irish proverb for daydreamers who never taken any action. Obviously, it’s a derogatory comment geared towards big planners, the ones who walk around spraying about their colossal ideas, hyping up their visions, but who, at the end of the day,…

Bouldering Mecca: The Lost Hampi Diary

Words & Photos by Sonnie It’s hard to say if it was the bags under my eyes, or the tiny beads of sweat over my brow, but as I shuffled through the front door of my parents house in Toronto, all eyes were on me. My girlfriend Lydia and I had just come back from…

HOMAGE to Wolfgang

PUNKS IN THE GYM, THE World’s FIRST 5.14 Words by Sonnie TrotterPhotos by Ben Moon It was Christmas Day back in Ontario, and I was 15 years old – just that age where the holiday starts to lose its cool. I tore back the paper on one particularly heavy, book-shaped present, and there it was:…

Bishop

Words & Photos by Sonnie Old Man Winter is a mixed bag of emotions for many Canadian climbers. We wait all summer for fall to come, and try to maximize the perfect conditions it brings. However, the temperatures keep dropping, week after week, and eventually the skies darken and the snow falls. It’s quite enchanting…