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Logan Barber’s First Free Ascent of China’s Hardest Crack!

Some exciting news coming out of China – last week Australian Logan Barber sent The Firewall in Liming, at a grade of 5.13d+.  Photographer and writer, Garrett Bradley, touched base with us this week about a historical send by Logan Barber. “This is the third pitch of the
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Brette Harrington Repeats Historical Californian 5.13+ Crack

Brette Harrington spends most of her time in Squamish, but the American climber is no stranger to other world-class areas including Patagonia and Yosemite. She recently made a likely second-female-ascent of a California classic. Two weeks ago, Harrington sent Grand Illusion, the
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Watch 10-Year-Old Oriane Bertone as She Cruises a V11

Oriane Bertone is from Les Avirons, France and was born on March 10, 2005 and she’s only been climbing for two years. Oriane recently sent Spartiate Sit in  Ravine de Trou, France and has spent much of her short climbing career in Rocklands, South Africa where she sent her
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Bouldering Competition for Nepal Event in Vancouver

On May 15, the Vancouver Rock Climbing Group will host an event at The Hive in Vancouver to raise funds for Nepal. On the Facebook event page, it reads, “Hello our dear climbing family. Let’s use our climbing power to support the Nepal earthquake relief.” The
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Watch Jorgeson’s Duracell Dawn Wall Bit and Where’s Caldwell’s Story?

Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell sent the Dawn Wall in January and Duracell jumped on board with a commercial featuring Jorgeson. Ever wonder where’s Caldwell’s side of the Dawn Wall story? There’s been dozens of stories and videos about Jorgeson online, but
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Another Earthquake in Nepal, Closer to Everest

It’s been less than a month since a 7.8-magnitude quake devastated the capital of Nepal and hundreds of smaller settlements throughout the country killing more than 8000 people. The epicentre of the 7.3-magnitude May 12 earthquake was 86 kilometres from Namache Bazar, the
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Watch the Trailer for the Starlight and Storm Project

Tom Ballard became the first to solo the six great north faces of the Alps in one winter as part of his Starlight and Storm project. The six great north faces are Grandes Jorasses, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Matterhorn, Petit Dru and the Eiger. Follow Ballard on
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Proud New Line on the Mooses Tooth

Canadian Alik Berg and American Skiy Detray are returning to their respected homes on either side of the border after a team effort bagged them a proud new line in Alaska. Berg and Detray made headlines this year when they made the second winter ascent of the Greenwood/Locke M6
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Sean McColl Wins Gold at the Valence, France Competition

After placing first at the Canadian National Open Bouldering Championship’s at Bloc Shop, Sean McColl continues his run on the podium as he took home another gold at the Valence, France competition on Saturday May 9. In the qualifying round, McColl climbed all 10 boulders and
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Canadian Receives Shipton-Tilman Grant for Karakoram Expedition

The 25th annual Shipton-Tilman grants, present by Gore-Tex, have been announced and Canadian Max Fisher is on the list. The grant is given to small teams pursuing big objectives with minimal impact in the spirit of the great British mountaineers Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman.
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