Raphael Slawinski on The Peach (WI 5 M8), Canadian Rockies

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BD athlete Raphael Slawinski on The Peach (WI 5 M8), a multi-pitch, bolt-free mixed line in the Canadian Rockies from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.

Raphael Slawinski has climbed ice all over the Canadian Rockies, from fat ice flows to desperate mixed lines, bagging tons of first ascents along the way. Recently, he teamed up with Grant Meekins to make the first ascent of an impressive bolt-free mixed line, The Peach (WI 5 M8). Raph was so stoked about the route that he later returned with Jerome Yerly to make the second ascent, this time with Wiktor Skupinski along to film the action. The video deftly captures the demanding nature of the steep climbing, as well as shows just how chossy Rockies choss can get.