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Watch Sonnie Trotter on Family Man 5.14

This is a short clip documenting Sonnie Trotter’s first ascent of Family Man, 5.14 in Skaha. As Trotter said, “For me, this climb was as much about getting outside with my family, as it was about trying hard. So, Thanks to everyone who helped make this ascent come to
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New Rockies Mixed Route: Warm Wet Comfort

Kris Irwin and Jay Mills have climbed a new one-pitch mixed route above Emerald Lake in the Rockies. Irwin, owner of Rockies Ice and Alpine Specialists, and Mills, owner of Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides, teamed up for the first ascent of this moderate, fun looking mixed route
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Tour de Bloc 2014/15 Season

The Tour de Bloc’s Eastern Canada tour got on its way two weeks ago. With things about to get going out west, the compeition season is in full swing. For those wondering what Tour de Bloc is, it’s the Canadian national bouldering series. It celebrated its 10-year
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Tour de Bloc True North

The second Tour de Bloc of the Eastern Canada tour took place on the weekend at True North. Much like the first one at Allez Up in Montreal, the competitors brought their A-game. Another crowd-pleasing competition, as True North said, “We want to thank all of our volunteers
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Tour de Bloc Allez Up

The first Tour de Bloc of 2014 took place at Montreal’s Allez Up.  The long-awaited kick-off to the Tour de Bloc season went down in front of a large audience. The first Tour de Bloc was a huge success. The audience followed along as dozens of competitors went head to head,
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Vid: Ontario Ice Climbing

Follow Alexander McLachlin as he samples some of Northern Ontario’s big ice lines. Ice Climbing from Alexander McLachlin on Vimeo.
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Clif Bar’s Response to Firing Climbers

Many people know Alex Honnold, Cedar Wright, Dean Potter, Steph Davis and Timmy O’Neill were fired from the popular energy bar company Clif Bar. Here is Clif Bar’s response: Over the past few days, there’s been a heated dialogue about our recent decision to withdraw
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Pee Wee Sends Hard Desert Crack

Jean-Pierre (Pee Wee) Ouellet has sent his multi-week project in Indian Creek. He has climbed a number of text-piece cracks this fall. Since arriving in Moab over a month ago, Ouellet has climbed a half-dozen 5.13s, including two first ascents, one being Zebras and Moonbeams, and
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Revolution and Pusher Close Their Doors

The owner of the Cordless group which includes Pusher and Revolution, Clark Shelk, announced they will be closing their North America division on Dec. 19, 2014. In a blog post, Shelk went into details about the companies history and decision behind the closing. “By the end of
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The Dolomites Via della Giraffa

Watch Alex Walpoth and Titus Prinoth climb Via della Giraffa, Sass Ciampac, Puez in the Dolomites. The steep, exposed, long route made the climbers think of a giraffe’s neck.  The route was established in 2002, sans bolts and was freed in 2005 at 5.12+. A fun and bold looking
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