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Sean McColl Crushing in California

Sean McColl is currently climbing in Bishop, where he has already sent a number of hard bouldering problems. A day after arriving, McColl sent Buttermilker V13 and two days later sent Direct North V14, it was his fourth V14 of the year. McColl turned his attention to the famous
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Princess Wears ‘Bling’ While Rock Climbing

Princess Kate and Prince William spend some time on a climbing wall recently. Their ascent of the vertical wall with large holds was no different than the thousands of climbs that take place every day in gyms around the world. Princess Kate, however, wore her $500,000 sapphire
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Competitions in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta This Weekend

The comp season in Canada is going into its fourth week and this weekend there will be competitions in three provinces. In Calgary, the Tour de Bloc and an Alberta Provincial will be taking place at the Calgary Climbing Centre’s Chinook location. Climbers will be competing
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Beat Kammerlander Attempts Ratikon Project

Beat Kammerlander made a name for himself with his bold routes in the Ratikon. Decades after establishing some of the world’s most difficult multi-pitch routes, he is back at it. Watch Kammerlander, 56, attempt his new project that will be a hard 5.14 when sent. The route,
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Watch a Throwback to the First Ascent of the Split Pillar

The first ascent of the Grand Wall in Squamish was completed in 1961 by Jim Baldwin and Ed Cooper. This short clip is from the film In the Shadow of the Chief, visit here for more.
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Ashima Shiraishi Sends Big in Texas

Ashima Shiraishi is one of the world’s top climbers and she continued her impressive year with big sends in Texas. Shiraishi made the first female ascent of Terre de Sienne V14 at Hueco Tanks on Nov. 25. “It feels so good to see improvement in my climbing and that
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Cold Temps And Hard Sends In Squamish

The conditions seem perfect right now in Squamish for technical bouldering and locals are taking advantage.  Jamie Finlayson has sent Shelter V13 and said, “The cold conditions made those tiny crimps feel pretty good… Got to love winter bouldering.” Nathan Hall
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Five Top Women To Compete At Legends Only

The La Sportiva Legends Only competition will take place this Saturday in Stockholm. If you haven’t seen a Legends Only competition, the format is simple – five top climbers attempt five bouldering problems. This year, the climbers are Jule Wurm, Janja Garnbret,
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Top Climbers Visit and Send Rockies Ice

The ice climbing season is in full swing in the Canadian Rockies and many top climbers have been busy swinging tools into early season ice. The U.K. team of Nick Bullock and Greg Boswell, who have climbed many hard Canadian routes on previous trips, are currently based in
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Watch a 5.13R First Ascent by Molly Mitchell

Watch Molly Mitchell make the first ascent of Spoiled Moose 5.13R in Boulder Canyon. 
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