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Video: Tour de Bloc Elevation Place

The first Tour de Bloc of 2015 went down at Elevation Place in Canmore. Here is a video from Alex Roe and Fernando Campos that captures the energy of the event. Tour de Bloc Climber’s Rock Tour de Bloc Elevation Place Tour de Bloc Altitude and The Hive  Tour de Bloc Allez
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Power Animal V13

Watch Ethan Pringle attempt and send one of the Buttermilks proudest lines, Chris Sharma’s Power Animal V13. “Please excuse all the screaming,” wrote Pringle. Power Animal from Ethan Pringle on Vimeo.
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Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

The annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIMFF) will be kicking off on Feb. 16, 2015. There are a number of events, but here are a few that climbers will be interested in checking out. Full Schedule Here Monday, Feb 16 – VIMFF Climbing Show Adam Ondra will be visiting
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History Made, Dawn Wall Freed

After nearly eight years of work and a final 19-day-push, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have free-climbed the Dawn Wall. “As I hammered in the last bolt and staggered over the rim, it was not at all clear to me who was the conqueror and who was the conquered. I do
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New Hard Mixed Route in Colorado

The sending duo of Jesse Huey and Ryan Vachon are no strangers to hard mixed routes. This is the first of 2015 for the two Colorado-based climbers. Huey and Vachon climbed the new Subterfuge on Camp Bird Road near Ouray, Colorado on Jan.13, 2015. Vachon recently placed seventh at
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Dawn Wall: Four Pitches to go! Summit Day?

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson might complete their Dawn Wall climb today, Jan. 14, after nearly 20 days on the wall. **WATCH LIVE NOW** Progress Gripped’s editor, Brandon Pullan, has had a line to the valley for the last few weeks. This morning, Tom Evans, told him that
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Dawn Wall LIVE NOW!

Watch Tommy and Kevin on the Dawn Wall LIVE!! Thanks to the Coloradoan for bringing us this link. If the video stops, refresh page. Today’s Dawn Wall Update The Dawn Wall is Free and the Climb is Over, See Here for Last Words of the Day  
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Ice Climbing World Cup 2015: Stage Two in Cheongsong

The second stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2015 took place in Cheongsong, Korea. Canadian Gord McArthur finished top 10. Photos by the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup The Ice Climbing World Cup kicked-off the 2015 season with its debut at the Bozeman Ice Festival in December. The
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UPDATED|Joffre Peak: Three Fatalities (Climbers Identified)

The RCMP reported that one climber has been killed and two are unaccounted for on Joffre Peak. UPDATE on Jan. 13 at 4:30 p.m. MT: According tot he B.C. coroner’s report: The three climbers who fell to their death from the top of a 600-metre couloir on Joffre Peak have been
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Dawn Wall: The Final Push

After nearly three weeks on El Capitan, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are two-thirds up the Dawn Wall. The first 20 pitches of the Dawn Wall are behind the now-famous El Cap climbers, which North American media is trying to understand. News on the Dawn Wall Kevin Jorgeson
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