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New Jeans by Boulder Denim are Made For Climbers

Climbers are always looking for the perfect pants to climb in and it seems they won’t have to look much further. The Boulder Denim project started as an obsession to find a comfortable pair of jeans that you could put on in the morning and wear cycling, hiking or climbing,
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A Review of Alex Honnold’s Book ‘Alone on the Wall’

By Tom Gnyra Alex Honnold may just be, for better or for worse, the current face of rock climbing. His ability to connect with a larger audience and bring a humble perspective to his many accomplishments makes him a great ambassador to the sport. Yet, due to his nonchalant
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Pirmin Bertle is On Fire with New 5.15b

German climber Pirmin Bertle is at the top of his game and has climbed a new 5.15b. After 150 attempts over 50 days, Bertle made the first ascent of Meoise 5.15b. The route links two of his previous routes called Chromosome Y and Chromosome X, which he made the first ascents of
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Josie Hetyei Sends 5.14s on Europe Trip

Josie Hetyei is one of Canada’s strongest female climbers and she recently sent difficult routes in Europe. Touring the popular sport climbing destinations of Europe, Hetyei set her sights on difficult 5.14 climbs. A few weeks ago, she became the second Canadian woman to
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Interview With Alex Honnold About Soloing and Foundation

An illustrated interview of Alex Honnold by Fred Moix about the Honnold Foundation and more. Alex Honnold: “It’s nice to share something that actually matters a little bit…” from Fred Moix on Vimeo.
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Watch the Men’s Finals at Rock Jungle Tour de Bloc

Watch the Men’s Finals from the recent Tour de Bloc at Rock Jungle in Alberta. It was an action packed event and after a number of difficult problems, Eric Sethna won the day for the men. Full results here. Tour de Bloc 13 Rock Jungle Fitness – Mens’s Final from
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Watch Some Burly Scottish Climbing

Scotland is renown for its bold and run-out climbing during very cold conditions. The rules in Scotland are simple, if a summer rock route is white with snow, neve or ice then you can strap on the crampons and bring the ice tools. Many climbs have summer and winter names and
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Watch a Huge Serac Fall in New Zealand

Ryan Taylor videoed this serac collapse during a ski mountaineering trip to Mount Cook. “I also captured a series of ice the size of several buildings falling off the Hochstetter Ice Fall below Mount Cook,” wrote Taylor on social media. “Similar events are
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Part II: Alex Geary and Family Climb Kalymnos, Help Refugees

Alex Geary writes about his time in Kalymnos, where, with his wife Amanda and son Dax, he has been assisting with Syrian refugee support. “Can I please pay my bill?” I asked the waitress politely. “No, you will sit down and I will bring dessert.” Ok, well that wasn’t exactly the
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Interview with Hannah Block on Season, Injuries and More

Gripped recently caught up with Hannah Block, who is a West Coast comp climber with a number of top finishes. Hannah Block’s first competition was the November Sessions in 2009. At the most recent November Sessions, held at Base5, she suffered from a minor back injury,
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