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Watch an Ascent of a Big Ontario 5.9++

Titon Crack is a Northwestern Ontario classic at Orient Bay near Nipigon. Aric Fishman, Jamie Funk, Duncan Hutchison and Matt Smith recently teamed up for an ascent of the iconic three-pitch route at the Tajmahwall. Titon Crack is graded 5.9++, as Orient Bay has a number of
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Carlo Traversi and Sasha DiGiulian Send Eiger’s Magic Mushroom

After weeks of waiting for the the right conditions, Sasha DiGiulian, 22, and Carlo Traversi, 27, climb Magic Mushroom 5.13a on the north face of the Eiger in Switzerland. After their send, DiGiulian wrote the following on her social media, “I’ve never tried harder on
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Arco 2015, Day Two: Five Canadians Advance to Bouldering Semis

Boulder qualifications at the World Youth Climbing Championships are officially complete. The trend of hard problems from yesterday continued today. Canada had 13 male athletes competing today; one extra in the Youth A category because Lucas won Gold at the last PanAm Games in
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A Basecamp Radio Conversation with Sharon Wood

Sharon Wood was the first woman from North America to summit Mount Everest. Wood talks to Gripped editor and Base Camp Radio host Brandon Pullan about her life before Everest, the trip to the top and the past few decades since the historic expedition. Listen to her open up about
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Arco 2015, Day One: Canadians Advance to Semi-Finals

The first day of competition at the World Youth Climbing Championships in Arco, Italy is complete. By Shane Murdoch Due to the large number of competitors, the qualifications for bouldering have been split over two days. All of the females qualified today and all the males
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Jamie Finlayson Sends Silent Menace/Smell the Glove

Jamie Finlayson is one of Canada’s strongest climbers and he recently sent a long-time project in Squamish. By Jamie Finlayson I tried this route off and on for four years, but the nearby route, Dreamcather 5.14d, had always distracted me. This season, I decided to put some
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Climbing Fitness #4: Love Thy Ankles

This is the fourth installment of a new series on how to stretch and strengthen those climbing muscles. It is brought to you by Ashley Edwards and Kate Evans, co-founders of City Yogis in Toronto. As climbers we need strong, stable, and flexible ankles to improve climbing
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Watch Roland Hemetzberger Send Delirium

As the standard of sport climbing has risen, room is running out at classic crags for climbers to make their mark on classy lines.  Over the past decade, many young climbers are taking their 5.14 skills to big alpine walls. Watch Roland Hemetzberger climb a new 5.14 in the Kaiser
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Everest Open for Autumn Business

Despite Mount Everest’s popular season being in the spring, the fall season often has a number of expeditions aiming for the summit. The Nepalese Sherpa Icefall Doctors have started to “repair” the route through the Khumbu Icefall between Basecamp and Camp One.
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Alex Megos Nabs Second Ascent of Norway 5.15

Alex Megos has made the second ascent of Thor’s hammer 5.15a in Flatanger Cave in Norway. The 60-metre pitch was first climbed by Adam Ondra in 2012 after being equipped by Magnus Midtbo. Megos only needed three days to send the monster route. “Felt harder then the other
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