First Free Ascent in the Bugaboos
Recently, Will Stanhope, Jason Kruk, and Matt Segal headed to the Bugaboo Mountain Range in Canada where they pulled off a couple of inspiring first free ascents. On the Central Howser Tower, the men pulled off a 5.12+ variation to the existing aid route Chocolate Fudge Brownie (VI 5.9 A2). They then headed to Snowpatch Spire where they made an ascent of Sendero Norte, a 5.12+ route up the east face.
Dougald McDonald wrote an excellent report on the men's ascent at Climbing.Com and Jason Kruk detailed his account of the trip at his blog.
Here's a cool video that Jason put together showing the trip's exploits: