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Ramon Julian Puigblanque is a Climbing Machine

Spain has been the scene of dozens of breakthrough ascents this spring and Ramon just added a few more climbs to the list. Four years ago, Ramon was the third climber in the world to onsight 5.14c. Now, he is recovering from a week on the road where he sent, sent and sent some
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Alex Megos Establishes Australia’s Second 5.14d

Alex Megos’ road trip though Australia continued this week with a first ascent of only the second 5.14d in the country. Megos made the fist ascent of Australia’s first 5.14d in 2013 with he climbed Retired Extremely Dangerous in the Blue Mountains. Today, April 9,
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Video: Mont Tremblant Boulder Goes Down

Francis De Salvio has released a video about climbing a burly problem at Mont Tremblant, Quebec. This short film has a fitting soundtrack for its nicely edited footage. This steep route will get you psyched to head to your local stone and climb right now.
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Mike Doyle Continues to Send in Smith

Mike Doyle has been sending pretty much everything he sets his sights on and lately it’s been 5.14s in Smith Rocks. Last week, Doyle climbed the famous To Bolt or Not To Be 5.14a and before that was The Big R 5.14a. This week, Doyle focused on Chemical A
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Video: Moab’s Toughest Wide Cracks

In this video, EpicTV joined Pat Kingsbury on a brutal three-day tour of pain as he takes on some of Moab’s toughest wide cracks. Loading… More from EpicTV here Epic TV explains this awesome video: “In the pantheon of great US crack climbers there are few to
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Scarpa: How to Choose Your Next Pair of Rock Shoes

Dan Beall shares his tips for picking your next climbing shoe, whether you’re just starting out, or need to sail through the crux of your next project. How to Choose Your Next Rock Climbing Shoe from SCARPA North America on Vimeo.
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Climbers Evacuated From Everest Basecamp

The Himalayan climbing season has barely begun, but already climbers are being evacuated from Everest as nearly 200 climbers and support staff have fallen ill from altitude sickness. The Khumbu area has had unusual amounts of early season snow and everyone is feeling it. For
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Andrew Funk is a Rising Canadian Rock Star

The next wave of strong Canadian climbers is starting to arrive and Andrew Funk is one of the few on top. With plans to compete at the World Youth Climbing Championships in Italy this summer, Funk is just getting started. The four provinces most involved with youth climbing are
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Sean McColl Flashes Hard Problem in Font

Sean McColl’s trip is proving to be a productive one with a number of hard routes already ticked. McColl’s Fontainebleau trip started only five days ago, but he’s already sent Neverland V11, Atresie Assis V13, Atresie V11, Big Golden Assis V11, Big Golden V10,
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Frangos Sisters Send Hard Routes in Red Rocks

Canmore-based Becca and Sara Frangos are two of Alberta’s strongest young climbers.  The twin sisters recently spent spring break in Red Rocks with their family and friends. Fresh off an impressive competitive bouldering season, Becca and Sara put their training to good use
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