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Eiger: Patience for La Paciencia and a Push for the Summit

On their first ever trip up the iconic north face of the Eiger, Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi are racking up for an ascent of La Paciencia 5.13b. The 23-pitch route was first concieved in 2001 by Raul Bayard and Stephan Siegrist. It wasn’t until 2008 that the Swiss
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Watch Jon Glassberg and Jorg Verhoeven Tour the Alps’ Alpine

Join Jon Glassberg and Jorg Verhoeven as they tour through the Austrian, Swiss, Italian, and French Alps in search of adventure, choss, and mountain feels among some of the most famous and climbed mountains in the world. They climbed as many peaks as they could in thr
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Watch a Tour of Western Canada Climbing Destinations

This is a film about climbing, featuring three climbers sharing their reasons for doing this sport, what scares them, and the climbs they’ve done in the past year. The film was directed, filmed and edited by Paul Lapides. Follow along with Lapides, Will Enns and Barend
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Climbing Fitness #3: Rotator Cuff Care

This is the third installment of a new series on how to stretch and strengthen those climbing muscles. It is brought to you by Ashley Edwards and Kate Evans, co-founders of City Yogis in Toronto. As climbers we can all agree, having even the smallest pain in your shoulder can be
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Watch the Life of a Bolt

This is a fun video showing how a bolt is made here in Austin, TX and its journey into the god given limestone of Mexico. The Life of a Bolt from ClimbTech on Vimeo.
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Young Jonathan Horst Sends 5.14s

Jonathan Horst is a year away from becoming a teenager, but has already sent four 5.14s. Having sent his first 5.14 at only age 10, Jonathan has added three more to his impressive resume. In Germany’s Frankenjura, Horst sent six 5.13ds. After returning to America, he sent
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New Alps Mountain Running Record

In August, 2015, famed Swiss 26-year-old mountain-runner Andreas Steindl set a stunning new record in a breath-taking setting. He ran up five 4,000-metre peaks within seven hours and 45 minutes – his kind of a perfect nine-to-five day in his alpine office. He improved his
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Video: Hand Stretches and Strengthening

Jeff Mah owns the Yoga Lounge in Canmore and has recently produced a short video with some movements that will be beneficial to climbers.
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Nova Scotia Bouldering

Watch a short film by Adam Silverstein about the Nova Scotia bouldering lifestyle. Nova Scotia Bouldering from Adam Silverstein on Vimeo.
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Climbing Mouses Tooth: Splitter West Coast Alpine Route

Nic Vissers and Ryan Larkin recently made an ascent of the Mouses Tooth up North Joffre Creek near Pemberton, B.C.  The remote 11-pitch 5.11 starts with a 5.10d that has a steep crux. The following pitches become more and more splitter until a perfect hand crack that climbs a
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