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Gord McArthur Sends Difficult Project At Lakit Lake

Gord McArthur is best known for being a top international competitive mixed climber, but during the summer “off season,” he spends his time sans-tools at his local crag: Lakit Lake. Lakit Lake is one of the many crags around Cranbrook, B.C. where McArthur is based. As
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Rad Video of Will Stanhope Soloing Joshua Tree Cracks

Will Stanhope is one of Canada’s most accomplished free soloists and EpicTV has put together a short video of his recent trip to Joshua Tree. “It must be something in the DNA of free soloists that makes them all unassuming, humble guys who you’d struggle to pick
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Climber Dies on The Nose

During one of the busier Yosemite seasons of late, a 22-year-old climber from Boulder, CO died on The Nose on May 27. YOSAR reponded to a call on May 27 after a climber fell 60 metres to the end of his rope while attempting to rappel from Camp Six to Camp Five to retrieve a piece
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Alpinist Markus Pucher Solos New Patagonian Line

In April, the strong Austrian climber, Markus Pucher, soloed a new route on a rarely attempted peak near El Chalten. On his Facebook page, Pucher wrote, “New route on West Face of Marconi Sur. Into the Wild 800-metre M5.” The Marconi range were named for Guglielmo
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Watch the 2015 Point Break Trailer

In 1991, the film Point Break, starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves and Gary Busey inspired a generation of outdoor enthusiasts to find their own adventure. It was one of the most quotable movies ever, with lines like, “Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause
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The 2015 USA Climbing Bouldering Team Training Camp

The 2015 USA climbing bouldering team attends a training camp. Together they prepare for the upcoming World Cup bouldering season. Working with World Cup champion Kilian Fischhuber, routesetters Jackie Godoffe and Chris Danielson. A photo posted by Louder Than Eleven
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Inside the Mind of Pro Rock Climber: Kilian Fischhuber

Being the most successful competition climber in bouldering, Austrian Kilian Fischhuber takes a poetical look into the change in his career as a professional climber, while climbing on the unique sandstone of the Red River Gorge.
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Toronto World Cup: 136 Climbers to Compete

The IFSC Toronto World Cup that will be held at the Thornhill Arena is only two days away and top athletes from around the world have already arrived. IFSC world cup route setters have been busy prepping the arena for the weekend’s big event. For some photos of the prep,
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David Chaundy-Smart Rouses the Calgary Mountain Club

Gripped’s editorial director read excerpts from his book, A Youth Wasted Climbing, to a full house on Wed. May 27 at the Ironwood pub in Calgary. Chaundy-Smart is no stranger to Calgary. The Toronto-based writer spent some time in the Rockies during his climbing forays
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Quebec’s Difficult New Spring Mixed Route: The Last Ronin

Quebec climbers climb a new route in memory of their friend and accomplished climber, Yannick Girard. By Louis Rousseau The day was perfect, except for the March date: Friday the 13th. We stopped for coffee and cakes in Baie, St. Paul at the bakery. We decided to finish our
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