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Sachi Amma Crushing in Bishop

Sachi Amma’s sending spree seems to be continuing, but instead of repeating 5.15s in Europe, Amma is busy climbing some of Bishop’s hardest problems.  Amma reported that he recently sent a few famous Bishop routes including The Buttermilker V13, The Mandala V12 and
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Mount Temple’s Sphinx Face Skied by Colin Haley and Rob Smith

Colin Haley and Rob Smith are no strangers to the Canadian Rockies. During the last week of March, they made a bold and potentially first descent of a line on Mount Temple. Mount Temple has been called the Eiger of the Rockies because of their similar size, terrain and history.
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Project Fear: Dave MacLeod’s Greatest Challenge

In the summer of 2014 Dave MacLeod set his sights on opening a hard new route on Cima Ovest in the Italian Dolomites. A bold objective for anyone at any time. For Dave though, this project brought with it some of the greatest challenges he has ever faced. Over four weeks in the
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Kai Lightner and Delaney Miller Win the SCS 2015 Nationals

The Sport Climbing Series National Championships are taking place in Boston’s Central Rock. Canadian Elan Jonas McRae finished in sixth place as the only international climber in the finals. Qualifications took place on Friday at Central Rock. America’s best indoor
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Mummified Bodies Found on Mexican Mountain

It’s not unusual for climbers to find bodies of people who died on mountain years and sometimes decades earlier. In Mexico, climbers found two bodies on Pico de Orizaba in March. In 1959, seven hikers climbed Pico de Orizaba, the highest mountain in Mexico, but only four
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Early Season Sends on Bow Valley Rock

There is still skiing to be had, ice fat and climbable, but on the Bow Valley’s south facing rock walls, it’s game on for rock climbers. Of course with the sun comes the ticks and they’ve been out in full force. Nearly every climber has reported having at least
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Mayan Smith-Gobat Climbing the Salathe

Watch the strong Mayan Smith-Gobat climb Yosemite’s Salathe Wall. “Yes, I hope I can be an inspiration to other females, and show that there is no reason for there to be so few girls out there on those big walls.” Full Interview Here Mayan Smith-Gobat climbing
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Film: Climbing the Desert Towers as Seen from the Sky

Watch this film featuring some amazing footage of Utah’s towers popular with climbers. Luke Humphrey does a fantastic job in creating this film, which gives climbers a bird’s eye view of the towers they love to climb. Desert Towers from the Air (Avail in 4k) from Luke
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New Five-Pitch Mixed Route in Rocky Mountain National Park

With long days and cold nights, alpine climbing conditions are perfect in some mountain ranges around North America.  In Rocky Mountain National Park Doug Shepherd and Chris Sheridan climbed a new route above Emerald Lake on the north face of Hallett Peak. On the third buttress,
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New Moderate Mixed Route in the Alps

Watch this short video of Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey on their first ascent of Zephyr M5+ 6b 400 metres on Mont Maudit. Read about the first ascent here. First ascent, “Zephyr” Mt Maudit from Matt Helliker on Vimeo.
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