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Two Girls, One Pup – Bouldering in Vegas

Check out this video of Alex Johnson, Kati Peters and Fritz the dog climbing some classic boulder problems in Vegas.
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I’m Your Huckleberry 5.13 First Ascent

A very cool video of the legendary climber Randy Leavitt bagging the FA of I'm Your Huckleberry 5.13 in El Cajon Mountain, San Diego, California.
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Leavittation: How To Climb Offwidth Cracks

Very cool instructional video with Randy Leavitt demonstration the subtleties of Leavittation technique. A must-watch for any aspiring offwidth climber.
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Catching Air on The Past Recaptured in The Gunks

Nice video of Jamie Hamilton pitching on The Past Recaptured 5.12a in the Gunks.
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The Erasing of Midnight Lightning

Check out this interesting article about the recent removal of the chalk-drawn lightning bolt from the world famous boulder problem Midnight Lightning V8.
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Townsend Bags The Battle of Evermore 5.14

Toronto native Steve Townsend has just bagged the second ascent The Battle of Evermore 5.14 at Furry Creek in Squamish.
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Want to be Canada’s Next Famous Mountain Writer?

The June 13 deadline is approaching for registration in an innovative program in Mountain and Wilderness Writing at the Banff Centre. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in developing a writing project under the mentorship of Tony Whittome, an editor from Random
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Battle over Mont Blanc’s Status

It isn’t surprising that two towns, Italy’s Courmayeur and Chamonix in France, are applying to have the area’s alpinism designated under the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. This designation, now shared by such treasures as Viennese Coffee House Culture, Spanish Human
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Harry Edwards Guns Down 5.14c in a Supportive Family Context

“As a parent of climbing children, my worst fear isn’t pedophiles,’s fixed quickdraws.” So writes prosecutor and father of 12-year-old Harry Edwards, who, in April, climbed Southern Smoke 5.14c in Red River Gorge Kentucky. His family blog is entitled “Gunning for 5.15 in a
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