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Man Dies in B.C. From “Climbing” Accident

An 18-year-old man was out for a hike near Vernon, B.C. when he decided to climb a chossy rock outcrop near the road. Taylor Samuel Archer, who had been rock climbing in the past, decided to “scramble” up a chossy, lichen-covered outcrop next to a dirt road on the
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Jacopo Larcher Climbs Italian Testpiece

Jacopo Larcher, 25, made the second ascent of Helmutant 5.14d in South Tyrol, Italy this week. The route remained a project after being bolted a decade ago. In 2014, it was sent by Michael Piccolruaz. Larcher wrote on his Facebook page after the ascent, “I tried it a while
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Canadians Approach Everest’s North Side

Canadian alpinists Nancy Hansen and Raphael Slawinski are no stranger to big objectives. While on separate expeditions to the north side of Everest, they are both attempting bold routes. There have been just over 7,000 ascents of Everest and 97 per cent have been up the Southeast
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Watch a Fontainebleau 2015 Spring Tour

Fontainebleau is 90 kilometres south of Paris and can be described as the best bouldering in Europe, if not the world. The majority of the bouldering is in the forests that surround Fontainebleau, which makes for a magical setting. The sandstone rock is fantastic quality and the
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Whitney Boland is American Sender

Whitney Boland is in an American-based who once onsighted a seven-pitch 5.12d and on her 32nd birthday climbed 32 pitches of 5.10 at the Gunks. “Totally nuts upside down, knee-barring, toe-hooking, heel-hooking, sometimes feet first dead horizontal climbing, all five
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Inside Arc’teryx

Arc'teryx is based in North Vancouver, British Columbia, in the shadow of the Coast Mountain Range, and is distributed globally. Employees, who work at Dead Bird (as fans and workers are prone to calling it) often live the life they sell. The company is stocked with talented
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New 10-Pitch 5.9 In Red Rocks

Jeremy Devine and Sam Bishop have climbed a new 10-pitch 5.9 in a remote corner the popular Red Rocks. Red Rocks is an annual destination for thousands of climbers, but most repeat visitors have climbed all of the classic easy and moderate routes. The new Of Mice and Men is a
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Frank Slide Is Alberta’s Bouldering Hot Spot

The Frank Slide near Crowsnest Pass in Alberta has been a hotbed of activity over the last few years for bouldering. In 2015, there’s been a number of new hard problems sent. Over 100 years ago, the north face of Turtle Mountain collapsed and covered the valley floor with
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Original Hueco Hangboard and New Adjustable

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 finger strength training in
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Watch a V10 in the Niagara Glen

Tomasz Wojtkowiak is one of Ontario’s strongest boulderers and he recently sent Sepukku V10 in the Niagara Glen. In 2008, Dave Heerema climbed Sepukku and said, “Quite possibly my favourite climb. Benchmark for V10.” In the video belwo, Wjkowiak takes down
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