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Rob Wood: Legend, Pioneer, Activist, Hippie

Rob Wood was one of the pioneers of ice climbing in Canada. After four decades of living on a small West Coast island he spoke to Gripped editor Brandon Pullan about his life and adventures. “Cheers,” said Rob Wood, “today is the fifth anniversary of my heart exploding and me
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New Hard Route on Castle Mountain

During the summer of 2014, Sam Eastman and Sam Lambert bolted and climbed a new route on Castle Mountain in Banff National Park. Both climbers helped Sonnie Trotter with Castles in the Sky 5.14a in 2013 and were inspired by the solid dolomite of the mountain. The result of their
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Valle d’Aosta

The Valle d’Aosta is a very nice valley in the northwest of Italy. The italien flair and the great rock makes this place to a perfect destination for sport- and multipitch-climbing. Valle d’Aosta from Christian Dierks on Vimeo.
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Adam Ondra on his new Illusionist

Adam Ondra added Illusionist 5.14d to the Hanshelleren Cave in Flatanger, Norway.  Flatanger is a new proving ground for hard sport climbing, and it has been drawing elite climbers from around the world. Visit Climb Flatanger to learn more about the area.
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Bugaboo Trip

Near the end of August 2014, Garry Blevins and Andrew Yasso went climbing in the Bugaboos. Hear is a video recap of their trip which they climbed McTech Arete on Crescent Spire, the Northeast Ridge of Bugaboo Spire, and Ears Between on Crescent Tower. Climbing in the Bugaboos
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Boulders and BC Climbers Gear Up for World Championships and U.S. TV Series American Ninja Warrior

Central Saanich, BC – It is going to be a busy September for a number of Boulders Climbing Gym climbers, as they get ready to compete at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Climbing and Paraclimbing Championships in Gijon, Spain September 8-14
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Bonington and the Old Man of Hoy

Sir Chris Bonington climbs Old Man of Hoy on his 80th birthday with Leo Houlding. Bonington made the first ascent of the Old Man of Hoy in 1966 with Rusty Baillie and Tom Patey. In 1967, BBC featured the climb in a documentary called The Great Climb. The three-night outside
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Arco Rock Master: Bouldering Results

The Arco Rock Master hosted the Rock Master Boulder K.O. competition, a fast-paced contest which weeds out the weakest climber fast. Rock Master Festival describes the competition as such: “Boulder KO System. Put in other words, bouldering Rock Master style. An extremely
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Reclimbing the Classics Highlights

Watch highlights from the first season of Reclimbing the Classics. Mammut’s series Reclimbing the Classics connects the people who made cutting-edge first ascents on now-classic routes with the next generation who aim to reclimb the classics. For more on Reclimbing the
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Honnold Free Solos Univesity Wall

Alex Honnold made the first free-solo ascent of University Wall, one of Squamish’s most iconic routes, last week. Tim Auger, Hamish Mutch, Dan Tate and Glenn Woodward made the first ascent of University Wall over a number of sessions between 1965-1966 . In 1982, Peter
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