Canmore Wall: "Kurihara" (5.10d, 430 m)
"This route was put up in tribute to Jiro Kurihara who passed away in an avalanche in Alaska in May 2011.
Jiro was a passionate climber who lived in Canmore because he loved the Canadian Rockies.
The route was bolted ground up on four days in July 2011. Mike Shoemaker, Christoph Spiegel, Aki Tawara, and Patrick Lindsay were patient belay partners on the first four days. Thank you very much.
I climbed using little bolts on the way up and added more on the way down to make use of the battery power efficiently. The first two pitches were bolted rappelling on August 2nd, the day when the first free ascent was done by Michael Duerr, Hubi Zilbauer and me.
The original start was by scrambling in from the left but is not recommended due to poor rock.
Gear: 14 quickdraws (some long ones) and two 60 m half or twin ropes (essential for rappel!). No extra gear is required for protection. All anchors are equipped with two bolts and set up for rappelling.
Full details and topo can be downloaded below."