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Ice Climbing World Cup Speed Results and History is Made

The UIAA’s first ever World Cup in North America started with the speed climbing competition on Fri. Dec. 12. The warm weather led to a no-ice speed climbing wall in downtown Bozeman, Montana. Large crowds gathered in Bozeman to watch the event take place. In the end,
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Larcher Goes Crack Climbing

A short story about Jacopo Larcher’s discovery of crack and trad climbing. What is crack climbing? What does it mean? In America, it is one of the most known and practiced styles of climbing, but in Europe it is still something “unfamiliar and mysterious.” The
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A short story about Jacopo Larcher’s discovery of crack- and trad climbing. What is crack climbing? What does it mean? In America, it is one of the most known and practiced types of climbing, but in Europe it is still “unfamiliar and mysterious.” The video shows
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New Moderate Mixed Route in Rockies: Soft Coire

Jay Mills is one of the Rockies’ leading guides and new routers. He has now climbed a number of new routes in the Coire Dubh area on Lodder Peak. After the December cold snap, Mill and his partner Julian headed up the ice pitches on Coire Dubh and climbed the standard M5
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Paul Robinson in South Africa

Over the Summer, Paul Robinson had one goal in mind: to establish as many FAs as possible in a new area of South Africa. Here are just a few of over 50 problems he put up.
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Original hueco board and bäm! board

Rob Candelaria was one of the first climbers to create a finger strength training tool for climbing. This video gives a little history behind what was likely the first hangboard before diving into a twist on hangboarding based on scientific studies on max weight and minimum edge
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Josh Wharton and The Black Binder

Watch this short, but awesome, film featuring the talented Josh Wharton. He has been climbing in the Black Canyon for over a decade and has climbed 86 different routes.  More on Wharton Black Diamond Ambassador Josh Wharton and The Black Binder from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.
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Vid: Nico Favresse and Seán Villanueva in North America

Nico Favresse and Seán Villanueva spent four months in fall 2008 traveling western North America (the pair are from Belgium) with their climbing gear, a mandolin, a tin whistle and a penchant for hitchhiking. From Squamish to the Bugaboos to Yosemite to Indian Creek they did bold
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The List: A Bouldering Film

Follow David Powell on his fall road trip to Arkansas’ Ozark mountains. His list covers the best, hard problems at the two main areas. The List (a bouldering film) from Figurehead Media House on Vimeo.
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Shivling: the Perfect Attempt

In September 2014, Daniela Teixeira and Paulo Rox made an attempt on Shivling in the Indian Himalayas. Their decision to bail was timely, as the following day a storm came that killed 40 people in Nepal. Teixeira and Rox’s initial plan was to attempt the unclimbed east spur
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