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New boulders at Devil’s Lake

Ian Cotter-Brown took advantage of some nice fall weather to climb a couple of first ascents at Devil’s Lake State Park in Wyoming. “With the perfect fall weather, I managed to put down a couple projects out at Devil’s Lake State Park yesterday,” said
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North Face of Pizzo Arera

Pizzo Arera is a 2,512-metre peak in the Bergamo Alps of northern Italy. Watch this short film by Claudio Capitanio about climbing the north face. The route was first climbed in 1931 by G.B. Cortez, E. Goria, P.A. Rigoli on Aug. 30. More on the area Route description (in Italian)
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Yosemite Big Wall Soloing

In Sept. 2013, Saku Korosuo soloed three big walls in Yosemite. With help from Tom Evans, Korosuo captured his climbs on stills and video. Korosuo climbed the West Face on Leaning Tower V 5.7 C2, Prow on Washington Column V 5.7 C2, and Zodiac on El Capitan VI 5.7 C3. More on
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Korra Pesce sessions the Grande Jorasses

Chamonix-based Korra Pesce has been at the cutting edge of alpine climbing in the Alps for years. This fall, he has focused on the Grande Jorasses and the great alpine conditions. Pesce started his season on the Grande with a solo of the 800-metre Polish Route M6 in just over two
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Vid: Lap up Lady Mac

Michael Quigley is a Rockies-based climber and film maker. Recently, he brought his camera along for a romp up the often climbed Lady MacDonald. More from Quigley Backyard Adventures By Mike Quigley from Mike Quigley on Vimeo.
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Megos crushing in Kalymnos

Alex Megos is one of the world’s strongest climbers. He recently touched down in Kalymnos, Greece. Megos wasted no time and on his first day in Kalymnos as he sent the areas hardest route. More on Megos “Good first day here in Kalymnos with a quick one-day ascent of
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Fall in the Bugaboos: Alpine mixed!

The Bugaboos in eastern B.C. had one of their busiest summers and it seems the rush isn’t over yet. Bryce Brown, Juan Henriquez and Jorge Ackermann recently climbed Perma Grin M5, WI4R, D+ on the South Howser Tower. Brown wrote on his social media, “The route
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She does it again! Akalski sends

Marieta Akalski jumped onto headlines this summer after proving she is quickly becoming one of North America’s strongest women. The Toronto-based Akalski became the fifth Canadian woman to climb 5.14a when she sent Geminis in Rodellar, Spain. Five days later, on Oct. 6, she
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Tying the Knot: a rockin’ wedding

Brian and Mandy left their home on bicycles and rode 30 km, hiked into the Cirque of the Towers in Wyoming’s Wind River Range about 40 km, climbed the northeast face of Pingora Peak, got married and reversed the approach. On their wedding day they were awake and moving for
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Inaugural Scrub Brusher Award: Digging the new breed

Every year, a number of West Coast climbers sacrifice time, equipment, money and skin to clean new routes for all to enjoy.  The Squamish Access Society presents The Inaugural Golden Scrub Brush Awards, Digging the New Breed. The event will take place on November 22, 2014 at the
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