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Earthquake Kills Mountain Guide and Destroys Iconic Kinabalu Peak

A deadly 6.0-magnitude quake occurred in the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo island about 55 kilometres from the the summit of Mount Kinabalu 4,095 metres. The quake happened on Friday at 7:15 a.m. local and caused rockslides that killed 19 people including mountain guides and
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Watch a Rad Climbing Short About Bouldering Development

Tonde Katiyo and Travis Kemp clean and climb a new slab problem at Washington’s Index.   The Development – A Climbing Short from Alexander Tsway on Vimeo.
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Vail World Cup: Victories and Upsets

The second stop of the IFSC World Cup took place in Vail this weekend at the Go Pro Mountain Games. This was the first world cup that two Canadian made it to the finals. It was a big day for 17-year-old Megan Mascarenas who finished in first place to win her first world cup.
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Watch Video of Squamish Highball Dynos!

Squamish has some beautiful highball boulder problems and in this episode Joe Maier and Kyle O’Meara go after some of the classics. First, Joe methodically powers his way up the super tension-ey Snakes of Shaoli, V10 that includes an incredible lock-off at the lip, which
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Watch Ethan Pringle Take a 30-Metre Zinger!

Ethan Pringle is one of America’s strongest climbers and recently made the second ascent of Jumbo Love 5.15b at Clark Mountain in California. Rock and Ice has published a video taken by Ben Eastman of the victory whipper Pringle took after the send.  
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The IFSC Vail World Cup/Go Pro Games!

The IFSC Bouldering World Cup will be hosted once again at the GoPro Mountain Games. A crowd favorite and the only World Cup Bouldering event on U.S. soil, this event features some of the best boulderers in the world right in the heart of Vail.  Not in Vail for the competition?
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Emily Harrington Sends Yosemite’s Golden Gate

American climber, Emily Harrington, has succeeded in sending her big wall project of 2015 with her send of Golden Gate 5.13. It took Harrington six days to send the 41-pitch El Cap route, which she led every pitch on. The first ascent of Golden Gate was in 2000 by Alex and Thomas
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Everest Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal Fights For His Life In 1996 Disaster-Based Movie

No one will climb Mount Everest this year because of the tragic earthquakes that hit Nepal. But, don’t worry, Hollywood will make sure the mountain is still front and centre. The trailer for Everest has been released, giving a first look at Hollywood’s take on the true life
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Youth Climbing Injuries Article by Eric Horst

Climber Eric Horst is one of the most well-known coaches in the world and he’s published an article on common injuries in from training and rock climbing. As a father of two, he’s been interested in the recurring injuries in youth climbers and how to prevent them.
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Will Gadd on CBC’s Q With Shad

Will Gadd is no stranger to public appearances and recently the Canadian multi-sport athlete visited Toronto to talk about his ascent of Niagara Falls.  In our Apirl issue, we explored the Dawn Wall climb in Yosemite and Gadd’s ascent of Niagara Falls and the climbs’
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