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New Rockies Routes by Jay Mills and Friends

The Rockies have had over two feet of snow fall on them this week. Before the cold weather started, Jay Mills and friends climbed a number of new long moderates in and around Banff. Mills first climbed a new route on Mount Cory. The line takes easy ground up an easy rib between
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Video: Adidas Rock Stars teaser

World Champions and World Cup winners demonstrate their impressive skills and enjoy being celebrated like “rock stars.” Climbing meets music. Fueled by the punk rock band Badasstics and battling DJs, the climbers are cheered on by 3,000 enthusiastic spectators. Adidas Rock
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The Barbarian: Squamish’s newest hard big route

Luke Neufeld has made the first ascent of one of a route which will become one of Squamish’s test pieces. The Barbarian 5.13b/c climbs the aesthetic prow on Barbarian Wall left of the Slhanny. By Luke Neufeld This fall I finally managed to send a long-term project of mine.
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Rockies: Ishbel’s stunning new corner climb

Rauri Macfarlane and Liam Savage climbed the impressive West Slabs of Mount Ishbel. Mount Ishbel is popular to Rockies climbers as the mountain with a large rock scar. As half of the mountain has fallen away over the years (a tourist attraction with a pull-out on the Trans Canada
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West Coast’s new Vangaurdia

The West Coast season of new-routing has picked up again after a dry spell during the heat wave. Brette Harrington climbed a new 5.12+ just south of Squamish. The route is on the Fferys Wheel crag near Gonzales Creek. It’s a mix of bolts and thin gear
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Video: Ontario’s Beaver Valley Climbing Festival

The 2014 Beaver Valley Climbing Festival took place at Metcalfe Rock in Ontario. This was the second annual event and was a great success with raising money for the Ontario Access Coalition (OAC). Leslie Timms and Jennie Elmslie were the masterminds behind the festival and have
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Sens Unique Film

Here’s the first and second trailer of the upcoming film expected out this fall. It documents the first winter ascent of an aesthetic route Sens Unique in the Parc des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Quebec, by climbers Louis Rousseau and Yannick Girard. New Trailer Old Trailer
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Rob Wood: Legend, Pioneer, Activist, Hippie

Rob Wood was one of the pioneers of ice climbing in Canada. After four decades of living on a small West Coast island he spoke to Gripped editor Brandon Pullan about his life and adventures. “Cheers,” said Rob Wood, “today is the fifth anniversary of my heart exploding and me
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New Hard Route on Castle Mountain

During the summer of 2014, Sam Eastman and Sam Lambert bolted and climbed a new route on Castle Mountain in Banff National Park. Both climbers helped Sonnie Trotter with Castles in the Sky 5.14a in 2013 and were inspired by the solid dolomite of the mountain. The result of their
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Valle d’Aosta

The Valle d’Aosta is a very nice valley in the northwest of Italy. The italien flair and the great rock makes this place to a perfect destination for sport- and multipitch-climbing. Valle d’Aosta from Christian Dierks on Vimeo.
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