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Rockies Rampage and Alberta Provincials Results

The Rockies Rampage/Alberta’s Provincial Climbing Championships took place at Canmore’s Elevation Place on April 18 and 19.  Qualifiers and Semis The Rockies Rampage/Alberta’s Provincial Climbing Championships had a strong field of competitors turn up for the
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Close Call On One Year Anniversary Of Everest Avalanche

It’s been one year since an avalanche on the Khumbu Icefall killed 16 Sherpa waiting for a ladder to be repaired.  On the eve of the one year anniversary of the avalanche that took the lives of 16 Sherpa, ladders collapsed on route through the Khumbu Icefall, an eerie
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Canadian Max Fisher Sends In Chamonix

Max Fisher is a Canadian east-coaster with a sweet tooth for the alpine. He’s currently sessioning the spring rock and alpine climbing in Chamonix. By Max Fisher Last June, when close friend and climbing partner Cory Hall passed away climbing in Peru, James Monypenny
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Squamish Fire Smokes Out Climbers

A fire that broke out on Thursday night at the Squamish Terminals deep water port is contained, but there is major damage. The District of Squamish issued a warning after the fire started warning people to stay in their homes. The inferno began on the east dock around 6 p.m. All
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Pamela Pack: Bold New R-Rated Splitter

American offwidth master Pamela Pack climbed a new four-pitch crack that has been given 5.13R. “I’m excited to have completed a project that’s been a tremendous mental and physical battle for two seasons now. The American Horror Story 5.13 R/X is a spectacular
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SCS 2015 Nationals Highlights

On March 27 and 28, 2015 – USA Climbing and founding partner, The North Face brought you the biggest names in climbing at the Sport Climbing Series 2015 National Championships. Watch as two time national champion Delaney Miller defend her title against a stacked field of
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Alex Megos: Five 5.14s In A Day

Alex Megos continues to set the bar in Australia and recently had one stellar day of sends. Megos recently made the second ascent of Mr. Pink 5.14c, first climbed by Ben Cossey and said, “Definitely one of the hardest 8c+’s I have done. What a route!” Woop!!!
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Man Dies in B.C. From “Climbing” Accident

An 18-year-old man was out for a hike near Vernon, B.C. when he decided to climb a chossy rock outcrop near the road. Taylor Samuel Archer, who had been rock climbing in the past, decided to “scramble” up a chossy, lichen-covered outcrop next to a dirt road on the
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Jacopo Larcher Climbs Italian Testpiece

Jacopo Larcher, 25, made the second ascent of Helmutant 5.14d in South Tyrol, Italy this week. The route remained a project after being bolted a decade ago. In 2014, it was sent by Michael Piccolruaz. Larcher wrote on his Facebook page after the ascent, “I tried it a while
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Canadians Approach Everest’s North Side

Canadian alpinists Nancy Hansen and Raphael Slawinski are no stranger to big objectives. While on separate expeditions to the north side of Everest, they are both attempting bold routes. There have been just over 7,000 ascents of Everest and 97 per cent have been up the Southeast
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