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Vid: Training with Ramon Julian

Ramón Julián explains how he manages his training for long hours while listening to his body.
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Leslie Timms gets some air time!

Leslie Timms is one of Canada’s strongest female climbers. Her three-part series for Gripped Magazine wraps up in December.  Watch this video of Leslie Timms taking a scary fall on Dead Raibéad, a classic 5.12+ trad/mixed route at Endless Wall in the New River Gorge. With
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Vid: Castleton Tower

Castleton Tower one of the most famous desert towers in the world and was one of the first big towers climbed near Moab. The Kor-Ingalls route is one of the 50 Classic Climbs of North America. Castleton Tower Rock Climb Moab Utah from Stephen Klemich on Vimeo.
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Jakob Schubert will be lead world cup overall champ

Jakob Schubert was the world champion from last year and despite one event remaining, will be the world cup lead overall champion again. As 8a.nu reported, Schubert said, “This season was very special and a new experience for myself, obviously due to my injury. I started
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New Ontario 5.14 by Joe Skopec

Joe Skopec has established one of Ontario’s hardest sport climbs. The Ontario-based climber sent the route after a few months of projecting it Skopec found and bolted the line in March 2014. After many sessions, he sorted out the crux. “The 20-metre climb breaks down
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Interview with David Lama

David Lama is one of the cutting-edge young alpinists of today. His bold free climbing and aid soloing have taken him to rarely visited areas and up many unclimbed walls. On Sunday, Nov. 2, Gripped caught up with Lama at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Over a few beers, coffees
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Vid: Steve Swenson and the new climber

Steve Swenson has been climbing for 46 years. With nearly 20 expeditions to mountains in South Asia, Steve has made ascents of the North Ridge of K2 and the North Ridge of Everest solo – both without supplementary oxygen. In 2012 he and his partners made the first ascent of
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Up El Cap faster and faster with another record on Nose

Libby Sauter and Mayan Smith-Gobat have set another record for fastest female party up The Nose. The pair knocked 19 minutes off their record which was set four days ago. They climbed The Nose in four hours and 43 minutes as reported by Rock and Ice. The men’s speed recor
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First Female Ascent in Oliana

On Saturday Nov. 1, Polish climber Aleksandra Taistra clipped the anchors on Humildes Pa Casa 8b+ (5.14a). The famous tufa route was downgraded from 5.14b after being onsighted by by Chris Sharma and Maja Vidmar. Taistra became the first female to climb the route and said,
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Six Early Season Ice Climbing Tips

Ice climbing season is right around the corner. This is a good time of year to get you and your gear ready for the season. Here are six ice climbing tips from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guide (ACMG) pros at  at Rockies Ice Specialists in Banff. 1 – Start hanging off of
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