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Vid: Climbing in Arizona

A conversation with Matt Swartz on climbing in Sedona, Arizona. Sedona – Matt Swartz from Tamara Hastie on Vimeo.
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Mason Earl on Quebec’s Toit de Ben

In the summer of 2012, Mason Earle flashed Le Toit de Ben at Quebec’s Val David. Le Toit de Ben is a 10-metre roof crack in Quebec that was established in 1958 by Bernard Poisson. The first ascent used wood pegs, a home-made chast-harness, a hemp rope and some wood pegs.
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Robert Jasper and his hard M12 trad route

One year ago, Robert Jasper climbed a number of hard new mixed routes in Switzerland. He climbed Ritter der Kokosnuss M12, WI5 and Flying Circus M10 using a combination of trad gear and pitons. The acceptance of drilled holds (using a power drill to create pick holes) seems to be
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Tour de Bloc at Altitude and The Hive this weekend

Heading into the fourth week of the 2014/15 Tour de Bloc comp season, this weekend will be a busy one. The Tour de Bloc was established in 2003 with the aim of promoting competitive climbing in Canada through a structured bouldering circuit. Setting at The Hive It started as a
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Video: Jenn Flemming

Jenn Flemming started climbing in a Boston gym. For the past decade, she has climbed in China, Bolivia, South Africa, Iran and Tajikistan. Flemming’s Instagram Read About Flemming Sending Skinny Love 5.13c  Jenn Flemming – The “R” Series from DPM CLIMBING
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Books for climbers; top winter reads

Cold days and short daytime hours offer prime reading conditions. Here are the top climbing-related reads for winter 2014. Scroll to the bottom for cover shots. The Calling by Barry Blanchard Blanchard’s much-awaited memoirs. A portrait of the power of mountains to lift us
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Video: Northern Ontario Ice

Ontario’s ice climbing scene is second to none. Aric Fishman has spent the last few years exploring some of the area’s well-traveled and off piste ice. Watch this five-minute short by Fishman and friends.
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Trad Resurgence at Céüse

Believe it or not, the world-class sport climbing destination Céüse started as a trad climber’s crag. Bolts were eventually used, but now there is a small group of climbers pushing the grades using traditional protection. Three years ago, Arnaud Petit climbed Black Bean
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Banner Year For Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold is undoubtedly the world’s most popular soloist. From Mexico and Patagonia to Yosemite and Squamish, 2014 was a big year for Honnold. Honnold started 2014 with a solo of the Owen’s River Gorge route Towering Inferno, a five-pitch 5.11b and Gape Index
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The UIAA 2015 World Cup

The 2015 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup is about to get started. We will have updates and results from all seven competitions. The UIAA Ice Climbing Commissions met in Paklenica, Croatia in April and unanimously approved the competition venues and dates for the 2015 season.
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