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New Hard Mixed Route in Colorado

The sending duo of Jesse Huey and Ryan Vachon are no strangers to hard mixed routes. This is the first of 2015 for the two Colorado-based climbers. Huey and Vachon climbed the new Subterfuge on Camp Bird Road near Ouray, Colorado on Jan.13, 2015. Vachon recently placed seventh at
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Dawn Wall: Four Pitches to go! Summit Day?

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson might complete their Dawn Wall climb today, Jan. 14, after nearly 20 days on the wall. **WATCH LIVE NOW** Progress Gripped’s editor, Brandon Pullan, has had a line to the valley for the last few weeks. This morning, Tom Evans, told him that
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Dawn Wall LIVE NOW!

Watch Tommy and Kevin on the Dawn Wall LIVE!! Thanks to the Coloradoan for bringing us this link. If the video stops, refresh page. Today’s Dawn Wall Update The Dawn Wall is Free and the Climb is Over, See Here for Last Words of the Day  
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Ice Climbing World Cup 2015: Stage Two in Cheongsong

The second stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2015 took place in Cheongsong, Korea. Canadian Gord McArthur finished top 10. Photos by the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup The Ice Climbing World Cup kicked-off the 2015 season with its debut at the Bozeman Ice Festival in December. The
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UPDATED|Joffre Peak: Three Fatalities (Climbers Identified)

The RCMP reported that one climber has been killed and two are unaccounted for on Joffre Peak. UPDATE on Jan. 13 at 4:30 p.m. MT: According tot he B.C. coroner’s report: The three climbers who fell to their death from the top of a 600-metre couloir on Joffre Peak have been
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Dawn Wall: The Final Push

After nearly three weeks on El Capitan, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are two-thirds up the Dawn Wall. The first 20 pitches of the Dawn Wall are behind the now-famous El Cap climbers, which North American media is trying to understand. News on the Dawn Wall Kevin Jorgeson
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Nalle Hukkataival Sends The Nest and More

Nalle Hukkataival is one of the world’s strongest boulderers, he recently climbed The Nest V15 on his trip to Red Rocks. Hukkataival arrived in Red Rocks a week ago and has since climbed: Reflecting Pool V13, Stand and Deliver V11, The Nest V15 and a number of easier
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Watch The Women`s Speed Record on El Capitan’s The Nose

In 2014, Libby Sauter and Mayan Smith-Gobat set the record for fastest female party up The Nose. The pair knocked 19 minutes off their record which was set four days before. They climbed The Nose in four hours and 43 minutes. 100 Years of Big Wall Free Climbing The men’s speed
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Video: Jonathan Siegrist at Lion’s Head

In the fall of 2014, well-known sport climber Jonathan Siegrist visited Ontario’s Lion’s head. Watch his impressive first try efforts on some beautiful routes high above the Georgian Bay. Read About Siegrist at Lion’s Head
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The Most Expensive Piton Ever?

Before there was Yvon Chouinard, there was John Salathe. In the golden age of Yosemite big wall aid climbing, Salathe was not only one of the leading climbers, but he created new-age pitons, which led to breakthrough routes. This week, one of those pitons was priced on Ebay for
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