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East Coast Bloc

Lucy Humphreys on her new Beach Pond boulder problem Supernormal V10.  
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Boulderfest 2014

This year’s Boulderfest will be taking place, as it always does, on the August long weekend. Boulderfest is the annual climber’s gathering on Dover Island in Nova Scotia. The event sells out every year so be sure to purchase your tickets early. Boulderfest 2014 early
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New Squamish Highball

I Picked a Bad Day to Stop Sniffing Glue is a new V11 highball in the North Walls of Squamish. It climbs a V5 problem before traversing onto the high and steep headwall. The crux is a crimpy bump sequence from a horizontal rail, nearly 10 metres up. The moves and height are
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Keketuohai: Big Trad in Xinjiang, China

Waves of granite rise on either side of the Keketuohai Valley. The area has only been known to climbers for a few years, lots of potential. Keketuohai or Koktokay is in the southern Altai Range of China’s Xinjiang Province. The area is known as China’s Yosemite. There are
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Video: Springtime in the Frankenjura

Bouldering at the famous Frankenjura, looks pretty good!  
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New Route in Canada’s Selkirks

Mount Sir Donald is nestled atop Rogers Pass, B.C., its northwest ridge is one of Canada’s classic climbs. Colin Haley and Sarah Hart established a new route up Sir Donald’s north face during the third week of June, they named it Sashimi Don. They climbed the
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Learning through sharing – the third Arc’teryx Academy takes place in Chamonix

Alpine enthusiasts from around the world gathered in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc from 13-15th June to hone their technical skills and learn from Europe’s top mountain guides at the third Arc’teryx Alpine Academy. With over 400 participants from over 20 countries in attendance, the
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Film: Mountains

A year of alpine adventures from the Northwest Terriotories to Patagonia, B.C., the Sierras, and Alaska.  
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Melissa Le Neve on Wallstreet

On May 14, we reported that Melissa Le Neve made the first female ascent of Wallstreet in Frankenjura.  Adidas had released a video of the ascent. Check the story out here.
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Chamonix Dispatches, June 22 – Acclimatization

Chamonix is nestled into the valley between the Aiguille Rouges and Aiguille du Midi. It is widely regarded as the birthplace of alpinism and is at the cutting-edge of modern mountain sports. Gripped editor Brandon Pullan is in Chamonix for a month, at first for the Arc’teryx
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