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Achilles Spire: Big 5.8 Rockies Route

Achilles Spire was established in 2012, but few know about it. For those in the know, it is one of the finer 13-pitch bolted 5.8 routes. Achilles Spire has 300 metres of relatively easy climbing. It was established by Eric Dumerac, Sid Cupido and Chad Casey on September 7, 2012.
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Vid: RMNP DWS

Check out the deep water soloing (DWS) taking place in Rocky Mountian National Park (RMNP).  
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Basecamp Radio

Basecamp Radio is a production of the Banff Centre and is hosted by Gripped editor Brandon Pullan. Banff Centre Radio explores mountain cultures and communities, life in Banff National Park, and provides timely information on events, roads, weather, and trail conditions for
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Petzl Roc Trip Stage One: Romania

The 2014 Petzl Rock Trip across Eastern Europe started last week. Stage one took place in Romania at Baile Herculane. Baile Herculane has been reputed for its hot springs since ancient Roman times, as is pointed out on the Petzl website. Hercules’ town has the most
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Reel Rock: Behind the Scenes

The Reel Rock Film Tour has been showcasing the exploits of the best climbers and explorers in the world for the last decade. Last year’s travel itinerary alone included Japan, Borneo, Morocco, the Swiss Alps, the Utah Desert, English Sea Cliffs and even Mount Everest. Their
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New wall at Area 44

Jack Fieldhouse and friends have established a new short, burly crag at the West Coast’s Area 44. The Distillery is located just off the trail to the Pillary crag at Area 44.  The routes are at a variety of grades up to 5.11+. The routes are short, but burly. As Fieldhouse
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Bouldering in Kelowna

Selected as a finalist in the 2014 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, The Fields is a short documentary film following the story of local climber Andy White. The Boulderfields, also known as the fields, is a potential world class bouldering area located south of
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Vid: Will Gadd’s Ford Commercial

Will Gadd spends a lot of time in front of the camera. As he said, “A lot of what i’ve done in past has been sport driven.  But believe it or not, that’s not everything to which i’m involved with.  I also spend time in front of the camera, narrating, talking, leading,
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James Webb is in Squamish

Bouldering superstar James Webb has made Squamish home for the foreseeable future. Knowing Webb’s history, it is anticipated that he will make quick work of the test-pieces and maybe add his own. Read about Webb’s second ascent of Nalle Hukkataival’s The
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Sheftel, 68, climbs 5.13b

Lee Sheftel of Colorado has climbed Maple’s Eulogy 5.13b. Sheftel is 68 and might be the eldest climber to send the grade. As 8a.nu reported today, Sheftel sent a 5.14a when he was 59. He later had both hips replaced. He’s still serious about climbing, trains
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