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Video: Climbing in Oman

National Geographic’s video about deep water soloing in Oman.
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Climbing the Classics: Grand Illusion

Mammut brings us episode five of the series Reclimbing the Classics. Mirko Caballero climbs Tony Yaniro’s 5.13 Grand Illusion in Lake Tahoe. Visit Mammut for the full story here. Related For episode one and two see here. For episode three see here. For episode four see here.
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Sharma Sends Brick Arch

Chris Sharma, the newest Red Bull athlete, climbs a steep, stone arch under a bridge. Read about Sharma and Stefan Glowacz’s send of the steepest route in the world here. Post by Iñigo Bilbao.
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Nalle Hukkataival on The Bügeleisen

Nalle Hukkataival is one of the world’s strongest boulderers, watch him send The Bugeleisen Sit Start V16. The Finnish bouldering phenom Hukkataival had tried Klem Loskot’s The Bugeleisen Sit Start before his send. About the project he said, “‘It turned out to
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Flashback to Rockies Golden Era and Trotter’s New Route

The Rockies are full of old projects, routes that were too technically difficult to free at the time. Urs Kallen told Sonnie Trotter about one such project. By Sonnie Trotter In 1975 three Rockies legends scoured The Bow Valley in search of the next great aid line. At the time,
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Climbing in Kalymnos

Kalymnos, Greece has become one of the world’s top destinations for sport climbing. The rock is world-class, there are tufas, stalactites, overhanging walls, shallow pockets and even thin slabs. Most routes are around 30 metres, but some are up to five pitches. For more
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Flashed Comp: The Winning Dyno

The Flashed Dyno Comp. took place at the Squamish Mountain Festival on the weekend. Some of the areas best climbers got some big air between the start and finish holds. Miles Adamson won the competition, watch the dyno below. The second place Steve Townshend said this about
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World Cup Briancon: finals cancelled due to weather

The IFSC Lead World Cup tour stopped in Briançon, France. Rich with history since its start as a Roman village, this small Alpine city and its famous citadel provide a picturesque background. A thunderstorm forced event organizers to cancel the final round of the Briancon World
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Squamish Mountain Festival: It’s about the journey

The Squamish Mountain Festival, presented by Arc’teryx, is taking place on Canada’s West Coast this weekend. Lauren Watson has been covering the event for Gripped and she reports that the event is a combination of inspirational talks mixed with hilarious
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Scarred for Life: repeated

Nils Favre has made the first repeat of Scarred for Life 8B+ in Fionnay, Switzerland. The route was first climbed by Dave Graham in 2006.  
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