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Ground Up’s Lifetime Membership A Great Deal

Squamish is the future home of a new, modern climbing gym called Ground Up that is expected to open in 2015. There’s currently an excellent opportunity to purchase lifetime memberships. Lauren Watson is the mastermind behind Squamish’s much-anticipated indoor training
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Watch Two Strong Sends at Murrin Park: MIA and Summoning

Missing in Action V8 and Summoning V12 are two of Murrin Park’s classic problems.  Jamie Finlayson of Squamish recently sent Summoning and said, “Great problem, so physical. Slap and squeeze. Definitely went to battle with this one. Actually slipped off the top when I
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Watch some Nice Climbing on Greenland and Baffin

In June 2012, four very excited South Africans and one grumpy Scottish sea dog set sail for the adventure of their lives. After crossing the Atlantic from Scotland, the team did several big wall climbs on the west coast of Greenland and north coast of Baffin Island. The most
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Barbara Raudner Sends Verdon Test-Piece

Barbara Raudner is one of the world’s strongest female climbers and she recently sent one of her dream lines. In 2013, Raudner sent Mind Contral 5.14c and said, ““I had to stay motivated, to control my mind until the top and to take my chance… For me Mind Control is
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Video: New Sasquatch Boulders

Myles Byam brings us a short film of some fun new boulders in Index, WA. “Big thanks to all involved in developing this area and sharing it.”
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Everest: Sorry Melissa Arnot, but It’s Been Done

There’s been lots of talk in the media recently about Melissa Arnot’s attempt to become the first North American woman to summit Everest without bottled oxygen. But, it’s already been done. In 1996, Rob Hall and Scott Fischer led commercial expedition teams
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The Era Vella Downgrade Debate

Era Vella is a classic route at Margalef, Spain that was first climbed in 2010 by Chris Sharma who sent it as a warm-up lap. Sharma said the route was likely a soft 5.14d (9a), but a number of climbers since have suggested it’s more like a 5.14c (8c+). Jonathan Siegrist
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Everest: Nancy Hansen’s O2-Free Record Attempt

While there’s a media storm covering American Melissa Arnot’s attempt to become the first North American woman to climb Everest without supplemental oxygen, Canadian Nancy Hansen is quietly inching up the north side attempting to become the first Canadian to do so.
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Quebec Sender Repeats Hard Ontario Route

Shawn LeBlanc is from Aylmer, QC and has been attending Lakehead University in Thunder Bay for the last few years. LeBlanc has only been climbing for four years, but has amassed an impressive list of hard sends. Having dabbled in competitive climbing, his main focus now is hard,
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Watch Arc’teryx’s Define Feminine: The Photographer

Working hard in all conditions, persistent at getting the perfect shot, Angela Percival is an athlete, a friend and a gem who stands out in the field because she is always smiling. As told by the pro athlete. “As an Arc’teryx photographer, planning trips is one of my
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