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World Cup Climbing Comp: Introducing the Canadians

Continuing our daily coverage leading up to the World Cup Comp in Hamilton on June 1 and 2 we introduce the Canadian National Champions
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Climber Dies After Being Stung by Killer Bees

Steven Johnson and his dog were found stung to death after they were attacked by a swarm of killer bees at a cliff near Tucson, Arizona.
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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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