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Watch the Trailer for the Starlight and Storm Project

Tom Ballard became the first to solo the six great north faces of the Alps in one winter as part of his Starlight and Storm project. The six great north faces are Grandes Jorasses, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Matterhorn, Petit Dru and the Eiger. Follow Ballard on
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Proud New Line on the Mooses Tooth

Canadian Alik Berg and American Skiy Detray are returning to their respected homes on either side of the border after a team effort bagged them a proud new line in Alaska. Berg and Detray made headlines this year when they made the second winter ascent of the Greenwood/Locke M6
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Sean McColl Wins Gold at the Valence, France Competition

After placing first at the Canadian National Open Bouldering Championship’s at Bloc Shop, Sean McColl continues his run on the podium as he took home another gold at the Valence, France competition on Saturday May 9. In the qualifying round, McColl climbed all 10 boulders and
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Canadian Receives Shipton-Tilman Grant for Karakoram Expedition

The 25th annual Shipton-Tilman grants, present by Gore-Tex, have been announced and Canadian Max Fisher is on the list. The grant is given to small teams pursuing big objectives with minimal impact in the spirit of the great British mountaineers Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman.
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Japanese Team Climbs Mount Temple’s Snowy North Face

Yamada Toshiyuki and Takeshi Tani are Japanese climbers currently based in the Canadian Rockies.  The two alpinists have been making quick work of some of the area’s most classic big alpine routes. A few weeks ago, they made a rare ascent of The Wild Thing 1,300 m M7 WI5 on
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Climb Like Sharma: Three Video Series

Chris Sharma shares his strategy and techniques that have made him one of the best climbers in the world. Video One: Tips Climb Like Chris Sharma: His Tips from Rock & Ice on Vimeo. Video Two: Limits and Fears Climb Like Chris Sharma: Limits and Fears from Rock & Ice on
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Canadian Climbing News for May 2015, So Far

Spring is always a busy time for climbers as most have been waiting anxiously for warm weather. It’s been a busy first few weeks of May, so here is a quick run-down of some of the highlights. Starting on the East Coast in Nova Scotia, Shawn Smith is breathing life int
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Watch Devil’s Lake Top 20 Bouldering Problems

Devil’s Lake is a state park in Wisconsin that has some of the best rock climbing in the Midwest. Over 1,600 quartzite routes are listed in the most recent guidebook. Well-known climbers such as Joe and Paul Stettner, John Gill, Lynn Hill, John Sherman, and Eric Zschieschie
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Watch Sean Villanueva and Siebe Vanhee Climb in South America

Watch Sean Villanueva and Siebe Vanhee make the second and third free ascent of the Sifuentes – Monti route at Frey, Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina. Nicolas Favresse made the first free ascent in 2011 and graded it 5.13a. The route has been freed a number of times now.
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The Amazing Bouldering in Hope B.C.

Squamish’s Stu Smith invested some hours in 2015 into cleaning and climbing new boulders in Hope B.C. Stu Smith said, “I’ve been doing a bit of development boulder wise in the beautiful area that is Hope for the past few days. “I’m blown away with
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