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La Sportiva Legends Only

La Sportiva Legends Only is where the best boulderers in the world come together, set problems for one and other and climb at difficulties not found in any other comp. The most experienced route setting team will be constructing routes for the athletes to climb. The team is led
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Punks in the Gym, the world’s first 5.14a

Punks in the Gym was the world’s first 8b+ (5.14a). First climbed by Wolfgang Gullich, it stands out as a classic test-piece of our generation. It’s still regarded as an incredibly challenging climb,nearly three decades after the first ascent. The featured image was
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Winter Climbing Tips

Winter is here, in some parts of North America more than others. If you’re planning on heading out for a cold adventure then be prepared. 1. The Weather: All of Canada’s provinces experience different weather patterns. In the east, damp, bone-chilling conditions
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The Sharmafund

Founded in 1998 by legendary rock climber Chris Sharma, the Sharmafund is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving underprivileged kids the enriching experience of outdoor rock climbing. The Sharmafund is a project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a
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Two New Bold Winter Routes on Remote Peak

The Canadian Rockies have had an unusually low snow fall for November and the result has been stable backcountry conditions. This has allowed keen climbers to find often inaccessible new routes. Jay Mills, owner of Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides (CRAG), teamed up Steve Holeczi
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Canada Reaches New Heights on Sport Climbing World Stage

Led by North Vancouver’s Sean McColl, Canada has placed sixth overall in the lead climbing discipline, 11th in the bouldering discipline and 12th in the speed climbing discipline.  All three placements are the best ever finish for Canada in those respective climbing
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Daila Ojeda Sends a Hard Verdon Route

Daila Ojeda is one of sport climbing’s leading female climbers. Watch as she sends a Verdon 5.14. As Epic TV wrote, “Tom et Je Ris 5.14a is a beautiful endurance climb situated high on the walls of France’s Verdon Gorge. This spectacular setting is one of
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Alex Megos on a V14

Alex Megos is one of the world’s leading rock climbers. He has climbed 5.15s and V15s and when he is not projecting outdoors he’s competing indoors. He recently wrote on his Facebook, “What a great first day in the Frankenjura after coming back from the States.
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Alex Puccio Climbs Fifth V13 (and watch her crank four one-arm chin-ups)

Alex Puccio has been setting new standards for female bouldering the past year. Recently she made the first female ascent of Black Lung in Joe’s Valley. Puccio wrote on her social media, “Psyched to have sent the classic Black Lung V13 in Joe’s Valle
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Quebec Alpine At Its Best

This film documents the first winter ascent of an aesthetic route, Sens Unique, in the Parc des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Quebec by climbers Louis Rousseau and Yannick Girard. Sens Unique from Ian on Vimeo.
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