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Stanley Headwall Action

Banff’s Kris Irwin hiked into the Stanley Headwall on Thursday Oct. 30 and found thin conditions. Nevertheless, Irwin and partner climbed a six-pitch mixed route at the end of the valley. “It isn’t in the guidebook, but it’s been climbed. There were old
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Vid: Happy Halloween, the death grip!

Jarred Cleerdin and the Danger Brothers climbing Horror Monkey Stickey Monster in character.
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Film: Desert Ice

Jesse Huey, Scott Adamson, Angela VanWiemeersch and Pete Takeda climb ice in Zion National Park.  In the spring of 2014, Huey traveled to Utah, but not for cracks, “Having traveled to Zion four times previously for world-class finger crack climbing, it never crossed my mind
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Banff Mountain Book Festival Category Winnders

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival celebrates mountain literature and film, bringing together filmmakers, writers, publishers, editors, photographers, athletes, adventurers, and — of course — readers. Featuring films screenings, guest speakers, readings, seminars, book
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Film: Bala Bala!

A short film called Bala Bala tells the story about Klemen Becan’s contribution to the Slovenian climbing scene through developing a climbing area called Osp. Its most famous crag, where the hardest rock climbing routes are found, is called Pajkova Streha, which means
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Climbing in China

China is home to the world’s greatest concentration of karsts: rocky spires and spillways shaped over time by the elements. For some climbers, scaling these challenging natural sculptures is the experience of a lifetime.
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Gabriele Moroni repeats Italian test-piece

In 2010, 17-year-old Adam Ondra established Goldrake 5.15a. In October, 2014 the route was finally repeated. Gabriele Moroni projected the route longer than he’d ever projected a route before. The 27-year-old has climbed 12 5.14ds and this is his second 5.15a. Moroni
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Nanga Parbat: video of Moro’s and Gottler’s attempt

Simone Moro and David Göttler attempted to climb Nanga Parbat 8,125 m in the winter of 2014. The climbers left in December 2013 for one of the toughest expeditions on earth, during the coldest and most demanding season: the Nanga Parbat ascent. The ninth tallest mountain in the
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Steve House and the Alpine Mentors

Alpine Mentors promotes alpinism by encouraging, coaching and climbing with technically proficient young alpinists who aspire to climb the world’s greatest mountains in a lightweight, low-impact style. Steve House became a climber thanks to a climbing mentor. From that
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New Yosemite Speed Record

American Libby Sauter and New Zealander Mayan Smith-Gobat have climbed their way to a new female speed record. They might head back up on Friday for another attempt. The pair knocked off 34 minutes from the old record and now stands at 5:02, despite some setbacks. El Cap Report
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