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Vid: New alpine route in Colorado

The rirst ascent of Bravo Juliet, a 5.9 by Logan Jauernigg and Björn Bauer. The 200-metre alpine route up an esthetic buttress on Finnegan’s Peak in the Holy Cross Wilderness, Colorado.  First Ascent | “Bravo Juliet” | 5.9+ from Björn Bauer on Vimeo.
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New El Cap Speed Records

Yosemite’s big walls have long been the scene of speed ascents. Records are  kept for the times of each route’s ascent. For example, on March 9, David Gealy and  Jim Reynolds climbed The Nose in 17.5 hours. It was the youngest combined age Nose-in-a-day on record,
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Petzl Roc Trip Stage Three: Macedonia

The 2014 Petzl Rock Trip across Eastern Europe started a few weeks ag0. Stage two took place in Macedonia. The 2014 Petzl RocTrip caravan stopped over in Prilep, Macedonia. Between dark clouds and sunny skies, RocTrippers were granted a rare and privileged experience, being some
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Petzl Roc Trip Stage Two: Bulgaria

The 2014 Petzl Rock Trip across Eastern Europe started a few weeks ag0. Stage two took place in Bulgaria. The second country on the 2014 Petzl RocTrip, Bulgaria reveals a land of contrasts. Whether it was the climbing or the weather, the base camp in Vratsa delivered it all.
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Old Baldy is OPEN to climbers

After many years of being off-limits, Old Baldy access has been secured by the Ontario Access Coalition. Southern Ontario has more people than anywhere else in Canada, but limited places to climb. To make issues worse, some of the crags suffer from ongoing access issues. The
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Two Canadians finish in top 10 at World Cup

The second round of the IFSC Asian circuit took place on Oct 17 and 18 in Wujang, China. Sean McColl finished fifth, a step up from his sixth-place finish last week. The big surprise was the presence of Canadian 19-year-old Elan Jonas McRae from Nanaimo, B.C, who finished 10th.
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Mina LW Sends 5.14b

A short video of Mina Leslie-Wujastyk repeating Mecca Extension 5.14b at Raven Tor in the Peak District. This was the first female ascent of this classic 5.14b and the first 5.14b by a british woman in the U.K. “It was super inspiring to see the effort she put into the
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White Cliffs Competition

Red Bull’s White Cliffs competition is taking place this weekend in the U.K. Some of the world’s best ice and mixed climbers have gathered to climb some of the wildest chalk routes on the planet. Over 100 metres of steep and pumpy chalk. We will have the full results
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El Matador M11/12

Watch Gord McArthur on his route in Bull River Canyon called El Matador. Gordon McArthur from Brian Dalrymple on Vimeo.
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Pee Wee climbs hard new crack

The Canadian crack-master, Jean-Pierre (Pee Wee) Ouellet, has climbed a new hard crack in Indian Creek. Pee Wee is one of the world’s best crack climbers. While visiting Indian Creek this fall, he’s managed to climb a new 5.13 crack. He named his hard new line Zebras
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