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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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Niagara Glen Reforestation Project

The Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) is about more than just securing access to specific crags, there goal is to build relationships with everyone in the outdoor industry, including Forests Ontario. On Saturday May 2, the Niagara Parks Commission and Forests Ontario partnered up to
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Dai Koyamada Sends Longtime Project

Japanese climber, Dai Koyamada, has climbed a mega project Mount Hiei that he was introduced to three years ago. Koyamada, 38, reported on his blog (in Japanese) that the climb follow a steep crack in a granite boulder that is followed by a five-metre slab. He is yet to grade or
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James Lucas Sends Difficult El Cap Route

American climber James Lucas, who’s been called the last real dirtbag, has sent Freerider on El Cap 5.12d, 37 pitches. James Lucas has been attempting Freerider since 2011 and announced on his Instagram that he sent the classic El Cap free route in less than 15 hours. Over
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British Columbia’s Roche Lake Gets Hard New Route

The Roche Lake wall is a great crag near Roche Lake in the Kamloops area and it features the hardest climbs around Kamloops. Roche Lake has dozens of high-quality routes on steep rock. Local Pat Campbell, who spends most of his time bouldering, recently sent one of his roped
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Like J Tree Highballs? Watch This!

This video is of French climber Romain Desgranges bouldering some classic highballs in Joshua Tree. Joshua Tree is a world famous area with thousands of routes and boulder problems. The rock is quartz monzonite and is fairly solid.
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