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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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New Rockies Route: Miner’s Waltz in C (hoss) Sharp (with a) Minor

Ian Welsted and Sam Eastman have established the first route up the north face of Lawrence Grassi Peak above Canmore. It is hard to believe that this big face has never seen an ascent. Climbers have tried it in winter, but with no luck. Welsted and Eastman climbed the back of Ha
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New Cheakamus four-pitch sport route

Conny Amelunxen and Tennessee Trent have established a new four-pitch 5.11 north of Squamish. The Dingo At My Baby 5.11a is a fun looking new 5.11 that was cleaned, bolted and climbed in the spring of 2014. The route is in Cheakamus Canyon between Squamish and Whistler. As
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Robinson on FA spree in South Africa

American Paul Robinson has been part of a group of boulderers establishing a new area near Rocklands in South Africa. Robinson reported on 8a.nu that he made 35 first ascents  up to 8C (V15) at the newly developed Three Corners area: “First of all this line was an amazing
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Video: Mountain Moments

A compilation of images and videos from feel-good mountain moments set to music. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
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New multi-pitch route in Rockies

Brian Spear and Ian Greant have established a new 5.10 on Armadillo Buttress in Grotto Canyon, about an hour drive from Calgary. Spear and Greant are long-time route developers in the Rockies with a number of fun routes to their credit. The pair cleaned, bolted and climbed Gift
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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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