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Great footage of Midtbo on Tabib

Norwegian climber Hannah Midtbø topping out on Talib 8A+/V12. The problem is located in the Norwegian bouldering area of Vingsand, a location notorious for its roof climbs. Talib is no exception, climbing a horizontal roof for much of its length before topping out up a blunt
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Ondra Wins Latest World Cup

Adam Ondra recently won his first World Cup of 2014, narrowly beating out Canadian Sean McColl.  The fourth round of the IFSC Lead World Cup took place in Imst, Austria over the weekend and the big news was that after finishing ninth, 27th and 8th, Adam Ondra finally won an
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Lonely Rock

Fun looking festival at Lonely Rock.
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The Cobra Lost Its Head

One of the iconic towers of the Utah desert is no more. Reports are that the Cobra Tower fell over during bad weather. The delicate pillar was first climbed at 5.11 by Jimmie Dunn in the 90s. Many climbers have encountered rock they question and most  knew the ancient rock
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Hau sends new hard route in Rockies: The Prestige 5.14c

Calgary’s Evan Hau has made the first ascent of one of the hardest routes in the Canadian Rockies. After averaging around 80 days a season at Acephale the past couple of years, Hau wanted a change of scenery and turned his attention to some of the old projects at Planet X
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Imst World Cup Finals

Canada’s Sean McColl finished in second place behind Adam Ondra at the outdoor IFSC World Cup in Imst, Austria. After another exciting IFSC World Cup in Europe, Adam Ondra finally landed in top spot with Sean McColl in a close second and Jakob Schubert and Romain Desgranges
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First Flight: Canada’s newest 5.14c

Josh Muller has made the first ascent of a 2013 project bolted by Calgary’s Lev Pinter. Muller is one of Canada’s strongest climbers, having sent Bunda de Fora 5.14d and a number of V14s. His home crag is Acephale, so it is no surprise that he would send one of the
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Bozeman is now on UIAA ice comp circuit

The UIAA has announced that it will make the Bozeman ice festival an official stop on the World Cup of ice climbing. From the UIAA: The Bozeman Ice Festival® which has been held in the U.S. state of Montana since 1996 is now part of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup. The UIAA Ice
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Barry Blanchard’s The Calling is now available!

One of the most anticipated books of 2014, Barry Blanchard’s new book The Calling, is now available. Blanchard is not only one of Canada’s most accomplished climbers, he is also one of the most colourfull characters in the sport. In Canada, his first ascents include
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Petzl Pad and Headlamp

Watch the two clips below to learn more about some of Petzl’s best gear for climbers.  
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