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Audrey Sniezek: Work Hard, Climb Harder

Learn how Audrey Sniezek balances work and climbing. It shows that at any age, if you really want something, you will find a way to make it happen no matter the odds. Audrey Sniezek’s Instagram Audrey Sniezek: Work Hard, Climb Harder from Luke Humphrey on Vimeo.
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Hansjorg Auer on The Music of Chance

Hansjorg Auer has climbed dozens of cutting-edge new routes. In 2012, he established The Music of Chance 5.11b, A3 on the Kristallwand Face in Austria. The Kristallwand Face was first tried by Hermann Buhl, the legendary Austrian climber. Music of Hope Variation The route took
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Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Winners

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) concluded its week of films and presentations on Sat., Feb. 21. The VIMFF had its busiest year to date. With sold out venues every night, festival director Alan Formanek said the turn out was amazing. Some of the top
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Matilda Soderlund Climbing Indoors

Matilda Söderlund visited the climbing gym Café Kraft for some training with Gimme Kraft. Matilda Soderlund’s Facebook Page Matilda Söderlund – »Fun is the core!« from cafekraft on Vimeo.
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Vid: Eight V14s in Switzerland

It’s no secret that Switzerland has some of Europe’s best boudlering. Watch Samuel & Baptiste Ometz and Giuliano Cameroni climb eight problems in Magic Wood.
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Vid: Yosemite Bouldering

Watch Andrew Vaughan climbs some of Yosemite’s best bouldering problems. Vaughan ticks Bridalvail Pogo V7, The Hexcentric V7, Torque Spanner V8, The Diamond V8, Good Vibrations V10 and The Octagon V6. Yosemite Bouldering from R. Adam Prieto on Vimeo. R. Adam Photography
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Marc-Andre Leclerc and His Epic Patagonia Solo

Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc has made one of the most wild solos ever in Patagonia. During his multi-month trip, he’s turned from a Patagonia rookie to a veteran of the South American destination. Leclerc has made the seventh solo ascent of Cerro Torre and the first solo of
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Ines Papert Repeats Hard Scottish Route

Ines Papert is perhaps the world’s best known German ice climber. She recently made the first female ascent of a very hard route in Scotland called The Hurting. Papert was in Scotland to speak at the Fort William Mountain Festival. Fresh off a repeat of Ritter der Kokonuss,
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Tour de Bloc at Grand River Rocks and Western Nationals at Grip It

As the Tour de Bloc season wraps up, two of its final comps took place at Kitchener’s Grand River Rocks and Saskatoon’s Grip It. Grip It The Western Nationals took place at Grip It in Saskatoon. With some of the West’s top climbers competing, it was an exciting
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Wild New Maritime Ice Climbs

The east coast has been getting hammered with cold weather and lots of snow since the New Year. By Max Fisher In December 2014, there was little to no snow and warm temps in the Maritime provinces and ice climbing season seemed very far away. Fortunately, January came around and
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