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Vid: Chris Sharma and Friends on the Friend Problem

Chris Sharma, Palmer Larsen, Lisa Chulich, Alex Puccio, Joel Zerr, Josh Larson, Nina Williams, Michael O’Rourke and Meagan Martin climb the Friend Problem at Momentum on January 23, 2015.
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Nalle Hukkataival’s New Hard Boulder Problem

Nalle Hukkataival is one of the world’s strongest climbers. He consistently establishes new hard boulder problems. People travel to Nevada’s Red Rocks every winter for the sandstone climbing. Some climbers aim for the crags, some for the multi-pitch routes and some
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New Quebec Mixed Route at La Montagne du Coq

Pascal Simard and Jean-Mickael Blais have climbed a new 120-metre mixed route at Quebec’s La Montagne du Coq.  Simard and Blais’s new route is called De Bonne Heure Su’l Piton (Early Risers and the Pin) and is a 120-metre M6R. Approach and area info Simard wrote
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Slawinski and Henriquez’s New Rockies Ice Climb

Raphael Slawinski and Juan Henriquez have climbed a new pitch of ice above the rarely-formed Happy Days WI6+X. Slawinski and Henriquez climbed Happy Days on Jan. 23 and continued for 20 minutes to the next rock band. They then climbed Chachi and Fonzie Go Trekking, a 50-metre
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Vid: Jorg Verhoeven and Katha Saurwein Bouldering in ‘Merica

Jorg Verhoeven and Katha Saurwein return to America for an adventure in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado as an escape from the traveling life on the World Cup circuit. The duo spent one month bouldering in the high alpine of Rocky Mountain National Park where Katha was able to
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Bold New Rockies Mixed Route

From the team who brought winter climbers the route Man Yoga, comes their latest addition to bold winter mixed climbing: Kahveology. Jon Walsh and Jonny Simms are no strangers to pushing it on frozen walls. Their most recent outing found them climbing the new Kahveology (the
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2015 Alberta Provincial Youth Bouldering Championships

The 2015 Alberta Provincial Youth Bouldering Championships took place on Jan. 24 at the Rock Jungle Fitness. The competition season is in full swing across Canada. One week ago was the Ontario Provincial Youth Bouldering Championships and the Sport Climbing B.C. Triple-Header.
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Tour de Bloc Vertical Escalade

The third Tour de Bloc of 2015 and 11th of the season took place at Montreal’s Vertical Escalade on Sat. Jan. 24. Two of Canada’s leading comp climbers took top spots at the always exciting Tour de Bloc Escalade Vertical in Montreal. Tour de Bloc on Twitter Sebastien
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Vid: Sonnie Trotter and Barry Blanchard Ice Climbing

Barry Blanchard, Andy Arts and Sonnie Trotter went ice climbing together in the Ghost Valley where they climbed the Candle Stick Maker. Trotter is known for his cutting-edge rock climbs and Blanchard is known for his cutting-edge alpine climbs. Arts captured the day in the Ghost
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Rad Vid: Nicolas Favresse Frees Recovery Drink

On May 22, 2013 Nicolas Favresse freed his project in Norway. He named his route The Recovery Drink and it’s on the Profile Wall at Jossingfjord. Favresse said it was the most perfect crack. The 35-metre line climbs the Profile Wall at Jossingfjord on the southern part of
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