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New Five-Pitch Mixed Route in Rocky Mountain National Park

With long days and cold nights, alpine climbing conditions are perfect in some mountain ranges around North America.  In Rocky Mountain National Park Doug Shepherd and Chris Sheridan climbed a new route above Emerald Lake on the north face of Hallett Peak. On the third buttress,
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New Moderate Mixed Route in the Alps

Watch this short video of Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey on their first ascent of Zephyr M5+ 6b 400 metres on Mont Maudit. Read about the first ascent here. First ascent, “Zephyr” Mt Maudit from Matt Helliker on Vimeo.
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Expedition to Newfoundland’s Devil’s Bay

Many new climbers often ask what climbing in Newfoundland’s Devil’s Bay is like and why more climbers don’t climb there. In 2012,  Hazel Findlay, Alex Honnold, James Pearson and Mark Synnott headed to Devil’s Bay for a look. The idea started off as a good
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Film: Jesse Huey Climbs The Shadow

In 1988, Peter Croft onsighted the first free ascent of The Shadow, an eye-catching 50-metre dihedral on Squamish’s Chief that goes at 5.13b. Watch Jesse Huey as he does a rare free-ascent of the legendary line. Brette Harrington Climbs The Shadow  
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15 Canadian Climbers’ Instagrams To Follow

Social media is a popular way for climbers to get the word out about their latest accomplishments. Instagram seems to be the best way for a climber to say and show what they’ve been up to.  It seems less is more these days as Instagram has nearly completely replaced the
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Interview with Elise Sethna, Canadian Champion

Elise Sethna is a Canadian champion and at the age of 21, she has more podium finishes to her name than most other competitors in her category. She also has the women’s world record for biggest dyno. At eight years old, Elise’s family attended the Banff Mountain Film
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New Rockies WI6 Pillar Climbed

Despite it being March, ice climbing season is far from over. Across Canada, cool temps are keeping climbs in prime shape. On March 10, 2015, Maury Perreault, Scott Stenz and Tim Banfield traveled along Commonwealth Creek, up to Smuts Pass, down to Birdwood Lakes, up the unnamed
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Carlo Traversi Sends Kryptonite at the Fortress of Solitude

Californian Carlo Traversi began rock climbing at 14 years old and over the last decade has amassed an impressive resume of hard sends. In 2011, Traversi made the second ascent of The Game V15 in Boulder, CO. He’s also sent In Search Of Time Lost and Practice Of The Wild,
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Climbers Die in Tragic Accident on Annapurna

The 2015 spring climbing season in Nepal is just getting started and already two climbers have died. Finnish climber, Samuli Mansikka, and his local guide, Pemba Sherpa, died Wednesday while descending from the summit of Mount Annapurna. Attempts were being made to bring the
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The 2015 Lethbridge Boulderfest Re-Cap

For the 14th year in a row, the climbers of Lethbridge crammed themselves into their local gym for Boulderfest – pulling on plastic for the honour and the glory, and one heck of a T ­shirt. By Jonas Gagnon After two days of near night­and­day setting and a full day of
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