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Leclerc and Crew Rock the Waddington

Marc-Andre Leclerc has returned from a successful trip to the Waddington Range. Leclerc was in B.C.’s remote range for two weekes. He made solo link-up of Serra 5 and Asperity Mountain in an 18-hour return push from base camp, “So psyched to have completed the first
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Psicobloc Masters Live: watch them here at 9 p.m. EST

The second annual Psicobloc Masters competition is taking place in Salt Lake City tonight, Fri. August 8. Some of the world’s strongest climbers will be going head to head at the Park City event which promises to entertain. Psicobloc (aka Deep Water Soloing) is a form of
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Siegrist on Realization

Jonathan Siegrist went to Europe with a few goals in mind. One of the foremost was to climb the world’s first 9a+ in Céüse, France. As Epic TV reporsts, Siegrist knew from the start that it wouldn’t be easy. Over the course of four weeks he worked the route and
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New Slhanay Link on West Coast

Squamish has seen a lot of development in 2014. A few of the leading new routers are Glenn Woloski and friends. This was recently reported on Squamish Climbing: Up to 5.11b and 14 pitches. A semi-continuous multi-pitch circuit can be climbed in whole or broken up into sections.
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Great footage of Midtbo on Tabib

Norwegian climber Hannah Midtbø topping out on Talib 8A+/V12. The problem is located in the Norwegian bouldering area of Vingsand, a location notorious for its roof climbs. Talib is no exception, climbing a horizontal roof for much of its length before topping out up a blunt
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Ondra Wins Latest World Cup

Adam Ondra recently won his first World Cup of 2014, narrowly beating out Canadian Sean McColl.  The fourth round of the IFSC Lead World Cup took place in Imst, Austria over the weekend and the big news was that after finishing ninth, 27th and 8th, Adam Ondra finally won an
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Lonely Rock

Fun looking festival at Lonely Rock.
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The Cobra Lost Its Head

One of the iconic towers of the Utah desert is no more. Reports are that the Cobra Tower fell over during bad weather. The delicate pillar was first climbed at 5.11 by Jimmie Dunn in the 90s. Many climbers have encountered rock they question and most  knew the ancient rock
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Hau sends new hard route in Rockies: The Prestige 5.14c

Calgary’s Evan Hau has made the first ascent of one of the hardest routes in the Canadian Rockies. After averaging around 80 days a season at Acephale the past couple of years, Hau wanted a change of scenery and turned his attention to some of the old projects at Planet X
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Imst World Cup Finals

Canada’s Sean McColl finished in second place behind Adam Ondra at the outdoor IFSC World Cup in Imst, Austria. After another exciting IFSC World Cup in Europe, Adam Ondra finally landed in top spot with Sean McColl in a close second and Jakob Schubert and Romain Desgranges
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