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Video: Trotter sends, Richards demonstrates belay warm-ups

Cory Richards gives a brief, and hilarious, warm-up tutorial on how to belay. Before Richards became one of the most recognizable names in the world of outdoor photography, and one of National Geographic’s leading field photographers, he chased pro climbers around the world
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Harnden rides The Bull: second ascent of bold route

Squamish’s Ben Harnden has made the second ascent of Jeremy Smith’s The Bull 5.14R. Smith established Murrin Park’s The Bull in 2013, it became one of the area’s boldest leads. Watch a video of Smith nearing the top of the route, while trying to make the
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Climbing by drone

Climbers Micah Hight and Byron Agan climb Misty 5.10c at Cherokee Rock Village in Alabama. Drone is a DJI Phantom Vision 2+, flown by pilot Matt Sloane.  
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Second Ascent of Bone Thief Extension by MacCallum

Calgary-based Bonar MacCallum made the second ascent of one of the Rockies burlier 5.14s on July 25, 2014. MacCallum sent Bone Thief Extension which is a longer, more technical add-on of the route Bone Thief in Echo Canyon above Canmore. It is the only 5.14 at the Lookout and
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Video: Coxsey on New Base Line, V14

Shauna Coxsey became the third woman to climb the bouldering grade of 8B+ (V14) at the beginning of July 2014. Read about Coxsey and the second female to climb the grade, Ashima Shiraishi, here. Coxsey wrote about the video on Facebook: I’ve been reluctant to share the
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K2: teams combine efforts for summit push 60 years after first ascent

A number of climbing parties on the Abruzzi Spur have teamed up and are making a collective effort for a summit push on July 26. K2 is located on the border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of
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Red Bull Deep Water Solo Comp.

Chris Sharma walked away with the win at the first Red Bull Creepers competition held on Spain’s Puente La Reina bridge.
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Be Inspired: Three Amazing Videos about Philippe Ribiere

Philippe Ribiere is one of the most inspiring climbers you might ever have the opportunity to meet. Epic TV has made a three-part series about Ribiere and here is what they had to say: Ribiere was born with Rubinstein syndrome and abandoned by his parents at birth. His entire
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Florine Sets Yosemite Record

Hans Florine has made the first one-day solo ascent of Triple Direct on El Capitan. Fifty-year-old Florine climbed the route in temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius. He started climbing just before 6 a.m. and rope-soloed each pitch except for the easy terrain. He reached the top
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