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North America’s 50 Classic Climbs: Fine Jade

Epic TV will be doing a series on North America’s 50 Classic Climbs as found in Steve Roper and Allen Steck’s book, Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. The book was published in 1979. No one has climbed all 50 routes. Canadian Nancy Hansen has climbed the most with
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Shinfei Quek is 11-year-old Crusher

Shinfei Quek is less than five feet tall and has only been climbing for five years. At 11 years old, he has the skills, strength, and passion to take him far in climbing.  Self-motivated and pretty much only an outdoor climber, Shinfei climbs with his parents at the crags near
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Rock Climbing Wall At Super Bowl 2015

The 2015 Super Bowl will be featuring a rock climbing wall called the Grand Canyon Experience at Verizon Super Bowl Central later this month in downtown Phoenix. The company Rockwerx will be building the wall that pays tribute to the Grand Canyon. There will be a six-metre
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Lonnie Dupre Solos Denali in January

Lonnie Dupre is a Minnesota-based climber who just found a place in the history books by becoming the first climber to summit Denali in January. He climbed solo. The first solo winter ascent of Denali was in 1988 by Vern Tejas. Dupre’s ascent comes during a week of major
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Dawn Wall: 19 days on Film

Watch the full Dawn Wall send on video. Thanks to the work by everyone on-site to bring us these videos of the big send. Dawn Wall Through the Eyes of Tom Evans Dawn Wall News Dawn Wall Day One Dawn Wall Day Two Dawn Wall Day Three Dawn Wall Day Four Dawn Wall Day Five Dawn Wall
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Dawn Wall Through the Eyes of Tom Evans

Tom Evans is the man behind the El Cap Report. During Yosemite’s peak season, his daily reports are the go-to resource for anyone wanting to know who is climbing what on El Cap. In late December, he started his “special” off-season reports to cover the Dawn
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New 11-Pitch Red Rocks Route: Bromancing the Stone

Red Rocks is a popular destination in January because the south facing sandstone walls are warm enough to climb. Chris Weidner and Jon Glassberg climbed a new 400-metre 5.10d on Jan. 8, and called it Bromancing the Stone. Bromancing the Stone This route is on the east face of the
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Shawn Parent Talks Ice

Shawn Parent is an ice climber based in Batchawana Bay, north of Sault Ste. Marie. Ice climbing is in full swing this January. Parent recently spoke on CBC Radio’s Up North about the ice climbing season. Parent played an important role during the 70s and 80s in Northern Ontario.
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New Hard Winter Route on Popular Colorado Wall

Gary Newmeyer and Nik Mirhashemi have climbed their multi-year project on the Ames Wall in Telluride, CO. The duo started the six-pitch, 225-metre, route in December 2014 and after three attempts sent it in January. Belly of the Beast climbs the major feature right of Ames Ice
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The Hive: Behind Closed Doors with Gavin Johnson

The ongoing Vimeo series by The Hive had another installment this week about Gavin Johnson. The Hive wrote: Johnson has been a member of the The Hive community since it started. He was a member of our Swarm Youth Team and continues to represent The Hive, as an ambassador, in
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