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Seven days in the Verdon Gorge

Situated inland between Nice and Marseilles, the river Verdon cuts a deep limestone gorge, 100s of metres high, through the countryside. This area of France has long been an established as a classic rock climbing area that offers a wide variety of climbing, with over a 1,000
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Pete Whittaker Flashes El Cap

Pete Whittaker has flashed the famous route, Freerider 5.12d. He climbed it with Tom Randall in mid-October. U.K. strongman Whittaker has spent much of the later half of 2014 in Yosemite. He said that he is surprised by the lack of progression in big wall climbing. By that, he
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Vid: Jimmy Webb in Europe

Jimmy Webb has been touring Europe, check out some of the footage from Fontainebleau. Euro Trip pt. III from Jimmy Webb on Vimeo.
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The Cosmic Boulder

Beau Stuart has been getting after at the Channel in the Southern Idaho with countless first ascents. One of his most recent discoveries, The Cosmic Boulder, is one of his greatest finds yet in the Channel. The location, holds, and moves on this beautiful piece of rock could
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Marieta Akalski sends 5.14b!

Toronto-based Marieta Akalski has committed the majority of 2014 to sport climbing. She has spent the last little while in  Spain and has made history, again. Akalski just sent Florida 8c (5.14b) in Rodellar. Her first of the grade. She has become the third Canadian woman to
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New carabiners for 2015

Highlights of the latest carabiners to be released for the 2015 climbing season. Check out the newest from CAMP, DMM, Edelrid, Grivel, Mammut, Metolius, Omega Pacific, and Wild Country. 2015 Carabiner Roundup from WeighMyRack on Vimeo.
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Aerial footage of climbing at West Rock

Rock climbing the route Nickel & Dime 5.9 at West Rock in New Haven. Nickle and Dime is a two-pitch route on the South Buttress Ballfield Slabs. Nickel & Dime from christopher beauchamp on Vimeo.
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Whittaker and Randall climb 125 routes in a day

At the stroke of midnight, with just a head torch each to guide them, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker launched onto the Peak District’s Eastern Edges. The two are nicknamed the Wide Boyz for their skills in off-widths. After travelling the world to conquer some of its most
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Vid: Lessons from the Rockies, by Josh Wharton

Josh Wharton spent a busy week in Canada in May 2012 where he did the first one-day ascent of the Emperor Face on Mount Robson, and the Wild Thing on Mount Chephren. Chris Alstrin was lucky enough to take along on the Wild Thing. Jon Walsh was his partner for Robson and between
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Sonnie Trotter sends new 5.14 and Skaha’s hardest line!

Sonnie Trotter has climbed his project at the Skaha Bluffs near Penticton, B.C. and named it Family Man. Trotter climbed the 5.14b line on Oct. 21, 2014. Trotter’s been busy balancing his climbing life with being a new father, which doesn’t seem to have slowed him
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