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Rockies Ice, Tainted Love, Rectal Squirrels and Grizzly Bears

Big new routes and grizzly bear attacks have made for an exciting week in the Canadian Rockies. In the spring of 2008, Jon Walsh and Raphael Slawinski made the first ascent of Dirty Love V M7 on Mount Wilson, it was Walsh’s third attempt and Slawinski’s first. It is
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Looking Back at La Sportiva Legends Only 2015

The La Sportiva Legends took place in Stockholm last weekend and it was the first-ever comp to only feature top female boulderers. The roster included World and European Bouldering Champion, Juliane Wurm, current world number-two Shauna Coxsey, four-time Bouldering World Cup
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Interview With Comp Climber Alyssa Weber

Alyssa Weber is a Calgary-based competition climber who has won every Tour de Bloc she has entered this year. In 2008, Weber joined the junior team at the Calgary Climbing Centre after discovering the sport at friends’ climbing gym birthday parties. Over the past few years,
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Watch the FA of a New V5 at Niagara Glen

The first ascent of The Egg V5 at Niagara Glen recently went down by Peter Prelich and Tomasz Wojtkowiak. The Niagara Glen is a popular bouldering area in Ontario. For an online guidebook, visit here. Niagara Glens new highball The Egg V5 (First Ascent) from Tomasz Wojtkowiak on
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The New VIMFF/MEC Adventure Grant

Applications are now being accepted for the new Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) and MEC Adventure Grant.  The VIMFF and MEC are proud to announce a new grant to enable local explorers and adventurers to undertake their dream expeditions. The MEC Adventure
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Watch Two Climbers Send Chilam Balam 5.15

In November 2015, Dani Andrada and Edu Marín made the fourth and fifth ascents of Chilam Balam 5.15a/b. The route is 85 metres long and has 235 moves, it’s considered one of the most esthetic sport climbs in the world.
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The ACC Seeking Donations for Bon Echo Hut Upgrade

The Bon Echo Hut on Lake Mazinaw is one of Canada’s most-used rock climbing shelters and it is in need of renovations. The hut is a base for climbers visiting Mazinaw Rock, which has been a go-to climbing area for over 50 years. If you’re interested as to just how
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Watch Sasha DiGiulian and Kevin Jorgeson Climb in Yosemite

Sasha DiGiulian and Kevin Jorgeson recently climbed Lost Arrow Spire in Yosemite on DiGiulian’s first trip to the area.
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Columbia Sportswear Contest

Columbia Sportswear has launched their Agents of Tough contest for a big grand prize. Columbia gear is Tested Tough. Think you’re tough? Submit a video of how you Test Tough for a chance to become our Agent of Tough: get suited up in Columbia gear and experience epic adventures
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Ice Climbers Attacked by Grizzly Bear in Rockies

Visiting climbers were attacked by a grizzly bear after a day of ice climbing. U.K. climbers Greg Boswell and Nick Bullock are currently on a trip to Canada for ice climbing. On Nov. 29, after climbing a route called Dirty Love on Mount Wilson on the Icefields Parkway, between
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