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Vid: Jorg Verhoeven and Katha Saurwein Bouldering in ‘Merica

Jorg Verhoeven and Katha Saurwein return to America for an adventure in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado as an escape from the traveling life on the World Cup circuit. The duo spent one month bouldering in the high alpine of Rocky Mountain National Park where Katha was able to
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Bold New Rockies Mixed Route

From the team who brought winter climbers the route Man Yoga, comes their latest addition to bold winter mixed climbing: Kahveology. Jon Walsh and Jonny Simms are no strangers to pushing it on frozen walls. Their most recent outing found them climbing the new Kahveology (the
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2015 Alberta Provincial Youth Bouldering Championships

The 2015 Alberta Provincial Youth Bouldering Championships took place on Jan. 24 at the Rock Jungle Fitness. The competition season is in full swing across Canada. One week ago was the Ontario Provincial Youth Bouldering Championships and the Sport Climbing B.C. Triple-Header.
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Tour de Bloc Vertical Escalade

The third Tour de Bloc of 2015 and 11th of the season took place at Montreal’s Vertical Escalade on Sat. Jan. 24. Two of Canada’s leading comp climbers took top spots at the always exciting Tour de Bloc Escalade Vertical in Montreal. Tour de Bloc on Twitter Sebastien
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Vid: Sonnie Trotter and Barry Blanchard Ice Climbing

Barry Blanchard, Andy Arts and Sonnie Trotter went ice climbing together in the Ghost Valley where they climbed the Candle Stick Maker. Trotter is known for his cutting-edge rock climbs and Blanchard is known for his cutting-edge alpine climbs. Arts captured the day in the Ghost
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Rad Vid: Nicolas Favresse Frees Recovery Drink

On May 22, 2013 Nicolas Favresse freed his project in Norway. He named his route The Recovery Drink and it’s on the Profile Wall at Jossingfjord. Favresse said it was the most perfect crack. The 35-metre line climbs the Profile Wall at Jossingfjord on the southern part of
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Dark Horse Series Rounds One to Three of Four

MetroRock’s sixth year of the Dark Horse Series is in full swing. The four comp series will finished on January 31 with a heart-stopping championship round where the country’s most vicious, blood-thirsty competitors battle for this year’s title. Youth and Junior competitors
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Arnaud Petit: Three Videos of a Cutting Edge Climber

Arnaud Petit is a cutting edge French climber with a master’s degree in physics. “The people who inspire me are those who do things passionately with focus, whatever their level,” says Petit. Petit spends most of his time in Ceuse, “Ceuse, is where I
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New Patagonia Traverse by Colin Haley and Marc-Andre Leclerc

In 2008, Colin Haley and Rolando Garibotti traversed the Torres via Travesía del Torre, a 1,900-metre 5.10 C1, that climbed north to south. Haley and Marc-Andre Leclerc have now traversed the Torres from south to north. On Jan. 16, Gripped touched base with Haley to see how the
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Kris Irwin Climbing Happy Days WI6+X

Kris Irwin and Marc Delesalle are two of Canada’s leading ice guides. When not ropegunning clients, they’re running it out on Rockies’ testpieces. Watch Kris Irwin climb the barely and rarely formed Happy Days WI6+X. New Zealand Alpine Team Visits Rockies
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