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Canadians Sending in Japan, Scotland, Patagonia and Tasmania

Some of Canada’s top climbers have gone abroad for ice, rock and icy rock.  First was a trip to Scotland for the icy rock. Alpine climbers Ian Welsted and Raphael Slawinski were invited to the annual BMC winter festival. The two Piolet d’Or-winning climbers became
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Watch a Short Film on Quebec Dry-Tooling

Quebec has some excellent dry-tooling and this short film focuses on the popular winter crag called St. Alban.
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Short Film On Squamish Crack Clean and Climb

The folks at Squamish Obscurities clean and climb Report All Poachers 5.10b. The re-scrubbed 30-metre crack is located on Riant Ridge in the Valley of Shaddai area. “We had honey gold light filtering through the trees to help make for a beautiful experience.” Rea
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Brette Harrington Solos Patagonia Route

American alpinist Brette Harrington has arrived in Patagonia for the winter. On her Instagram, she reported soloing the classic route called Austriaca on Aguja de l’S. The route was first climbed in 1987 by Hans Bärnthaler and Ewald Lidl from Austria. Pataclimb.com has
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Canadians at Final Ice World Cup of 2016

The final Ice Climbing World Cup of 2016 has wrapped up in Rabenstein, Italy. A number of Canadians made the trip to Italy for the big event. The overall winners were Korean Han Na Rai Song for the women and Slovenian Janez Svoljsak for the men. For Canadian women in
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Mascarenas and Coleman are New USA Bouldering National Champs

The USA Climbing Bouldering National Championships finals took place in Madison on Jan. 30. In 2015, Nathaniel Coleman and Megan Mascarenas were the talk of the town with their impressive comp results. At the first major American comp of 2016, they proved it was no fluke and both
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Results From Ontario Open National Series Comp

On Jan. 30, the first Ontario Open National Series Event took place at True North Climbing in Toronto. Some of Ontario’s strongest comp climbers made the trip to True North for the first Provincial comp of the season. For the women, Elise Sethna took home first place,
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Ontario Bouldering Provincials This Weekend

Top climbers from eastern Canada are at True North Climbing this weekend. The event is the first Ontario Open National Series Event of 2016. Strong climbers including Elise Sethna, Celeste Wall, Andre DeFelice and Lucas Uchida will be competing. Qualifiers and Finals will be
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Second Ascent of Original Font Problem l’Alchimiste

Charles Albert has made the second ascent of the original l’Alchimiste and the fourth ascent of the problem. A few days ago, we reported that Alban Levier made the third ascent of the problem via a 2015 variation by Nalle Hukkataival that Levier graded V15. The original
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How to Equalize a Two-Point Anchor

Equalizing anchors is one of the most important skills for outdoor climbers. When it comes to perfecting your climbing skills, be sure to seek the instruction of pros like Association of Canadian Mountain Guides members.
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