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Josh Wharton and The Black Binder

Watch this short, but awesome, film featuring the talented Josh Wharton. He has been climbing in the Black Canyon for over a decade and has climbed 86 different routes.  More on Wharton Black Diamond Ambassador Josh Wharton and The Black Binder from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.
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Vid: Nico Favresse and Seán Villanueva in North America

Nico Favresse and Seán Villanueva spent four months in fall 2008 traveling western North America (the pair are from Belgium) with their climbing gear, a mandolin, a tin whistle and a penchant for hitchhiking. From Squamish to the Bugaboos to Yosemite to Indian Creek they did bold
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The List: A Bouldering Film

Follow David Powell on his fall road trip to Arkansas’ Ozark mountains. His list covers the best, hard problems at the two main areas. The List (a bouldering film) from Figurehead Media House on Vimeo.
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Shivling: the Perfect Attempt

In September 2014, Daniela Teixeira and Paulo Rox made an attempt on Shivling in the Indian Himalayas. Their decision to bail was timely, as the following day a storm came that killed 40 people in Nepal. Teixeira and Rox’s initial plan was to attempt the unclimbed east spur
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Film: My Overhang

This film takes a step away from the technical side of climbing and digs a little bit deeper. From Life Funambulist: “The short film was inspired by a photo shoot at the beginning of September 2014. An overhang describes rock that is not vertical, but a bit overturned. For
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Ontario Ice Is Good To Go

Southern Ontario ice is forming and climbers have been swinging the tools. In Northern Ontario, the classic climbs have been in for weeks. The new Southern Ontario ice climbing guidebook by Andriy Kolos is providing lots of motivation for climbers to get out ice climbing.
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Jeremy Collins’ Drawn

Merging film, illustration, live music and live art creation, Drawn takes you with Collins as he embarks on four journeys, from the Venezuelan Amazon, to the China-Mongolian Border, to the northern reaches of Canada, and closer to home in the Yosemite Valley.    Based out of
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Vid: Two Brits Climb The Nose

Two Brits climb The Nose over a  four-day ascent, stopping at 4 p.m. everyday for customary afternoon tea. Suitable for those of all ages with high patience. Two Brits climb The Nose, Oct’ 2014 from Adam Looker on Vimeo.
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Ice Climbing World Cup Coming To America

An astounding 11 Canadians have registered to compete at the first UIAA ice climbing world cup to take place in the States. The 18th annual Bozeman Ice Festival (BIFF) includes the inaugural UIAA Bozeman World Cup and North American Ice Climbing Championships, a two-day film
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Film: First Light, “When darkness falls, there will be light”

Jesse Huey and friends take to the heights in this 2013 expedition to places few dare. Only experienced alpinists should try this at home. “It’s visionary. It’s truly on the edge of what we could call climbing,” says Jesse Huey. “You can train for
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