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Sasha DiGiulian Repeats Legendary Ron Kauk Route

American crusher Sasha DiGiulian has repeated a difficult Ron Kauk route. The route is called Peace 5.13c/d and became well-known after Kauk appeared in one of the Masters of Stone videos climbing the 100-metre route. It was originally being climbed ground up by John Bachar, who
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New Big Rockies Route: Bucking Horse Rider

Three Squamish-based senders have climbed a new big route on the Rockies’ Mount Louis. Mount Louis is an iconic peak near the town of Banff and is part of the Sawback Range. The first ascent was nearly 100 years ago and despite what some might think, it is hardly climbed
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Kate Rutherford and Jasmin Caton Climb New Remote Alpine Routes

The Leaning Towers in are remote and rarely-visited granite peaks in B.C.’s interior. By Jasmin Caton Kate Rutherford and I just returned from a week-long trip to the Leaning Towers in the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy. We enlisted the services of Stephen Senecal as a
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Fair Island: Newfoundland’s Remote Bouldering

While Newfoundland’s Fair Island is 7,500 kilometres from Squamish, the two areas have a lot in common – both have world-class Canadian granite climbing. From July 3 to 5, climbers traveled to Fair Island as part of an Alpine Club of Canada Newfoundland/Labrador trip.
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Watch the First Free Ascent of a Quebec 5.14

In 2009, Julien Bourassa-Moreau was starting to take is place on the climbing scene and he is now one of Quebec’s strongest climbers. In this video, Julien makes the first free ascent of a now-popular 5.14a at Baldi called Cassiopee.
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Animation: Be Careful Where You Trundle

Rock trundling is a common practice by climbers to free routes of loose rock, but you must always be careful where you trundle. Read the story “Beware the Trundler” by Kevin McLane here.
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Recent Hard Sends by Canadians

Summer is in full effect in Canada and that means projects are going down from east to west. In Quebec, Olivier Turgeon has sent L’Italienne 5.13c and La Polonaise 5.13d at Kamarouska. In the fall of 2014, Turgeon sent his project of the year, Le Patient 5.14a at
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Watch Jules Lines Fall Big, Then Send

Jules Lines is the UK’s most accomplished free-soloist and some of his adventures were featured in the film Stone Free. In this clip from the film, Lines takes a 10-metre fall while soloing an E10 called Hold Fast 5.13c at Glen Nevis. Despite the slip-up, Lines stuck the
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Watch a Heady Deep Water Solo

One of the most incredible parts of deep water soloing is the thrill of exploration that the discipline offers. New routing above the ocean doesn’t require bags of equipment, logistical planning or technical know-how, but rather a pair of shoes and a curious spirit. It was
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Watch Some Wicked Pocket Climbing on a 5.15a

Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi has repeated a 2009 Chris Sharma route in Margalef, Spain called Demencia Senil 5.15a. After Sharma’s first ascent Iker Pou and Ramon Julian Puigblanque made the second and third ascents in 2010. After six days of work, Ghisolfi was able to
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