The Canadian Rockies 5.14 Alpine Big Wall Triple

On September 10, 2017, Sonnie Trotter realized his dream of completing 3 different alpine 5.14 routes in the Canadian Rockies. A dream that began in 2011 when Sonnie invited Tommy Caldwell to Canada on a mission to investigate the free climbing potential on the North/East face of Mount Louis. Sonnie and Tommy braved blizzards, rain,…

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…

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,…