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Watch 1972 Documentary of Yosemite Soloists Career

Watch this great film by Tom Cochrane and Mike Hoover, which is about Cochrane’s big wall solos in the 1960s. Filmed in original 16mm film, Solo won over 50 awards in film festivals all over the globe. For more on Cochrane and how this film led to the Eiger Sanction, visit
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Listen to Alex Honnold on NPR

Alex Honnold was recently interviewed on the American station NPR.
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Short Video of Classic Squamish Boulders

Lloyd King pieced this short video together of some classic boulder sends in Squamish.  Sḵwx̱wú7mesh ~ Bouldering from Lloyd King on Vimeo.
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Ouray Ice Festival 2016 Results

The Ouray Ice Festival took place on Jan. 16 and 17 and had a number of international climbers attend. A video by Conrad Anker of a water pipe exploding at the Ouray Ice Festival went viral on the weekend. No one was injured and the climber next to the gushing water has a story
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Watch Hard Indian Creek Sends

Watch as the strong climbers Enzo Oddo, Gasper Pintar, Etienne Tafary , Fab Clavel and François Riffet visit Indian Creek to sample difficult crack climbs. Fire Dust & Cracks from Tchaloproductions on Vimeo.
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Results from Alberta Provincials at the Hanger

The Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) and Alberta Climbing Association’s Youth to Open comp took place on Jan. 17. The Hanger is a new gym in Calgary and it was a great place for this competition. Climbers from B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan came together for the big event. There
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Watch Edu Marin and Dad on Multi-Pitch 5.13

In this first episode of The Marins’ Alps Project, Edu Marin and Francesco ‘Novato’ Marin set off on their summer road trip through Europe. One of the routes they attempt is Orbayu on Naranjo de Bulnes in northern Spain, which is known as the country’s hardest
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Results from ACA Comp at Calgary’s Hanger

Qualifying results from the CEC National Series and Alberta Climbing Association’s combined Youth/Open Boulder Competition on Jan. 16. The qualifying round had a number of strong climbers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C. Here are a few photos by Calgary climber Philip Quade:
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Results from UBS Comp at Guelph Grotto

The first University Bouldering Series (USB) comp of 2016 took place at the Guelph Grotto on Jan. 16. Lots of university students/climbers travelled to Guelph for the big event. Read an interview with Max Summerlee, the president of the USB, here. Lots of familiar faces from the
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Watch Nina Williams and Helen Sinclair on Hard Yosemite Route

Watch Nina Williams and Y.O.S.A.R. member Helen Sinclair on the Rostrum in Yosemite.  The Rostrum is a pillar of steep stone with orange and splitter cracks. There are a few routes up the face, but The North Face, which is also called the “the Rostrum” is the classic.
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