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Video: Ben Wiessner, all you need to know

A promotional aid for a climber who inexplicably seems to need a helping hand in the dating department.  
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Classic: Whitney East Face

The classic East Face of California’s highest peak, if you haven’t climbed it then put it on the must-do list.  
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Squamish: Big Route Discovered from Highline

A new six-pitch 5.11+ has been established to the left of the famous Rock On in Squamish. Stu Smith was walking his highline between the Opal and the top of the Apron three years ago when he spotted a potential route. In spring 2014, he returned and spent time cleaning the wall.
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Chamonix IFSC World Cup Results

The second IFSC Lead World Cup took place in Chamonix from July 10 to 12. The weather was far from perfect for the outdoor event, but the climbing was great. Chamonix was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and the town that alpinist Mark Twight once dubbed “the
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World’s strongest female boulderer is 13: The Future is Here!

The 13-year-old bouldering phenom Ashima Shiraishi has sent the hardest v-grade by a female climber. The send has put her in top-spot as the world’s strongest female boulderer. UPDATE: Shauna Coxsey has sent New Base Line 8B+ (V14) becoming the third female to send the
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Women’s Bugaboo Alpine Camp

IFMGA Mountain Guide Kirsten Knechtel and ACMG Alpine Guide Sarah Hueniken recently wrapped up their annual Bugaboo camp for women. For five days, women looking to gain experience in the alpine travelled to the Bugaboos where they were given introductory lessons on a number of
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Yuji Hirayama – Road to Slovenia

Yuji Hirayama  is one of the best climbers in the world. His amazing life of climbing started when he was 14 years old. He quit school and decided to become professional climber.
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Hetyei makes hardest send by a Canadian Woman!

Josie Hetyei has become the first Canadian woman to climb 5.14b after sending one of Horne Lake’s hardest routes. By Jamie Chong Josie Hetyei started working ADATO last year after sending many of the other 5.14s at Horne Lake. She redpointed Northern Man last October, which
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Watch Siegrist Climb Realization

Jonathan Siegrist has sent Realization in Ceüse, France, the route that became popular after Chris Sharma made the historic first ascent. Siegrist wrote about Realization on his blog, read about it here. After five weeks of projecting the climb, Siegrist made the eighth ascent on
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Cory Hall (1989-2014)

Canadian climber Cory Hall has died in a climbing accident in Peru while climbing the 5,885-metre Mount Piramide. I first met Cory during one of his Rockies trips. He rolled into Canmore to climb some of the bigger mountains, some of the classic routes. I knew when I met him that
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