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Pee Wee climbs hard new crack

The Canadian crack-master, Jean-Pierre (Pee Wee) Ouellet, has climbed a new hard crack in Indian Creek. Pee Wee is one of the world’s best crack climbers. While visiting Indian Creek this fall, he’s managed to climb a new 5.13 crack. He named his hard new line Zebras
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Ontario Mixed Clinic by Nathan Kutcher

Nathan Kutcher, the dark horse winner at the renowned Ouray Ice Festival two years ago, and Rebecca Lewis will present a pre-season two-day outdoor clinic on mixed climbing as a fundraiser for their upcoming Ice World Cup season. To maximize the attention the participants should
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Jonathan Siegrist crushes Rumney classic

Jonathan Siegrist sends the Rumney, New Hampshire classic Livin’ Astro 5.14c on his second try. Livin’ Astro by Mountain Project: Livin’ Astro is perhaps the most stunning and Aesthetic line in the entire east. Before the holds on Jaws were broken in 2006, this
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Frozen Titans: Helmcken Falls

With a team of three friends, Will Gadd heads to Canada’s wildest ice cave at British Columbia’s Helmcken Falls in the heart of winter. His goal is to put up an extremely difficult seven-pitch mixed climbing route through more than 150 meters of sketchy rock, hazardous ice, and
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Rockies Earthquake Confirmed

A small earthquake has been confirmed near the mountain town of Banff, in the Bow Valley. The 2.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded roughly four kilometres southwest of the town site, about 20 kilometres west of Canmore. Natural Resources Canada says it happened today at 5:42
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Nepal Avalanche: 28 dead and search continues

The recent avalanche in Nepal has killed at least 28 people, including four Canadians. The search continues and Canadians anxiously await messages from loved ones. There are a number of people still missing. They are from Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and a number of
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New Canadian Men’s Speed Climbing Record in Korea

Robert Stewart-Patterson has set a new Canadian Men’s Speed Climbing record at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup event in Mokpo, Korea Stewart-Patterson, who finished in eighth place at the event, actually broke the Canadian record twice at the
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World Cup Korea Results

The first event of the Asian IFSC World Cup went down in Mokpo, Korea on the weekend. It is the first of three events in Asia and eight for the IFSC World Cup tour. Slovenian Mina Markovic took top-spot for the second year in a row, bringing her world cup gold medal count to 15.
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UPDATED Nepal Avalanche: Four Canadians and over 20 others have died

Four Canadian trekkers are among 20 people who have died in an avalanche in Nepal’s Annapurna region. Rescue efforts are ongoing, but reports say over 100 are stranded and dozens are missing. The avalanche on Wednesday killed at least four Canadians in the Annapurn
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Hukkataival climbs “one of the best”

Nalle Hukkataival is back in Rocklands, South Africa. He has climbed a route he called “one of the best boulders I’ve climbed!” Hukkataival reported on Instagram: “One of the best boulders I’ve ever climbed! First ascent of Good Hope V13 in
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