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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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Arc’teryx’s Spring/Summer Footwear Launch in Toronto

On April 11, Arc’teryx introduces a new era in technologically-advanced mountain footwear in Toronto. On April 11, everyone is invited to join Arc’teryx in-store as they introduce their new technical mountain footwear, an innovation in performance, plus premium new
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10 Amazing Photos From John Price Photography

John Price is a photographer and climber based in Canmore. Over the last few months, Price has amassed an impressive collection of climbing photos. Here are 10 amazing photos from John Price’s collection. Visit John Price’s Facebook Page 1 – John Price Self
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Malli Mastan Babu Found Dead in South America

Famous Indian climber, Malli Mastan Babu, has been found dead in the Andes Mountains in South America.  Babu was a 40-year-old mountaineer who lived in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. He was on an expedition to South America to climb the 6,629-metre Cerro Tres Cruces Sur. He and his
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Red River Gorge Roads Damaged by Spring Rain

The April rains have started across North America and some areas are getting it worse than others. The Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition announced on their website that rain has washed out roads and bridges. If you’re planning a trip south of the border this spring,
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Sebastien Lazure Crushing Bishop Boulders

Sebastien Lazure is a 25-year-old climber who’s been one of Canada’s top competitors for a decade and is now applying his skills to the stone in Bishop. In 2010, Lazure sent Madiba V14 in South Africa. Since arriving in Bishop, Lazure has made quick work of two of the
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Sean McColl Sends Hard Font Problem

Sean McColl’s versatility as a climber lets him win lead and bouldering world cups and send hard routes on real stone. McColl is currently in Fontainebleau and reported yesterday that he sent The Traphouse V14. “What an amazing day here in Fontainebleau, I sent The
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Kai Lightner Joins The 9a Club With Era Vella

The rock climbing phenom Kai Lightner is off a recent win of the Sport Climbing Societies national championships. American climber Kai Lightner joins the other young new-to-the-9a-club climber Ashima Shiriashi with his recent send of Era Vella 5.14d (9a) in Margalef, Spain. A
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Sonnie Trotter Sends Spanish 5.14d, “What an outrageous climb”

Canadian rock star Sonnie Trotter has been climbing in Siurana, Spain for the last few weeks and recently sent his project. Trotter has sent his 5.14d project Estado Critico with one week remaining in his trip. “Adam Ondra confirmed the grade when Alex Megos onsighted the
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Patagonia’s Rad Mobile Repair Station

Better Than New is a short film that introduces Patagonia’s new biodiesel repair wagon and pays tribute to customers and repair techs who have kept Patagonia going for over 40 years. Patagonia’s Reno Repair Department is the largest garment repair facility in the U.S. –
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