Jon Walsh



I’ve been active and into sports my entire life, but it was when I moved to Whistler B.C. at the age of 18, that I was reborn as a mountain athlete. I quickly became passionate about steep powder skiing, and exploring the granite cracks of the Squamish Chief, and soon thereafter dedicated my life to it. Eventually, I moved to the Golden B.C. , a small mountain town on the western edge of the Canadian Rockies where I honed my skills, and planned many adventures in far-away lands. 26 years later, I’m equally comfortable on huge limestone walls in both summer and winter, remote granite spires, frozen waterfalls, multi-pitch mixed routes, gnarly descents, or just clipping bolts at the local sport-climbing crag, and still love it all!
I’m especially fond of climbing new routes, and exploring new places. In the past few years, I’ve traveled a fair bit for winter climbing, and have made two trips to Scotland (best mixed climbing!), one to northern Norway, and most recently to Newfoundland.
I now make my life in Calgary, where I work as a cabinet maker, and raise a 6 year old
daughter. I’m still in constant pursuit of mountain culture, climbing of all types, make regular commutes to the mountains which are fortunately not far away.

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Some of the most memorable adventures on my CV include:
-First ascent on the North Face of Mt. Alberta, 5.11, M6, WI3 (only ascent of this face in one day)
-Second ascent of the North Pillar of the North Twin 5.11 A1 AI3 1500m
-2 ascents of The Emperor Face Mt. Robson including FA of Kruk Walsh M7, and second
ascent of Infinite Patience M5 WI5 2200m
-FFA of the the Wild Thing, Mt. Chephren M7 WI5 1500m
-FA of Dirty Love, Mt. Wilson, M7 1600m
-FA of Man Yoga M8 200m at the Stanley Headwall
-FA of Sendero Norte, 12+ 14 pitches, Snowpatch Spire
-FA of Minotaur, 12- 16 pitches, Snopatch Spire
-FFA of Spicy Red Beans and Rice, 12- 900m, North Howser Tower
3 big FA’s on Mt. Asgard, with the most impressive being the 1200 m North west Buttress
-FA of the Canadian route on Cerro Fitz Roy, 5.11, C1
-solo FA of Como No on Abuja Rafael, 5.11c 500m
-FA of Fingerlicious on Aguja Quatro Dedos 5.11+ 600m
Repeats of: Ragni route – Cerro Torre; Titanic – Torre Egger; Exocet – Cerro Standhart;
Festerville – Cerro Standhart, North Pillar – Fitz Roy; and many more…
FA of Choktoi Spire, 5900 m, 5.9 WI3, A2, Choktoi Glacier, Karakoram range