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Ashima Shiraishi on Ted Talks

 At just 13, Ashima is one of the top rock climbers in the world. In July 2014, she became the second female in the world to scale a V14. Like every other teenager, she likes cake and dislikes homework, but she sees everything as a problem she has to solve. A young girl with a
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Adam Ondra and Change

The new movie about Adam Ondra and how he changed the sport of climbing. Adam Ondra was born on Feb. 5, 1993 in Brno in the Czech republic into a family of climbers. Thanks to his parents he was introduced rocks at a very young age. By the age of six, he is climbing full time.
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Vid: Emma Twyford interview

British Climber Emma Twyford talks with Epic TV about her string of recent hard trad ascents.
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Vid: Niagara Glen’s Infect Mushroom

Anthony Richard on a variation to Infected Mushroom V9 at the Niagara Glen. Niagara bouldering guide Infected Mushroom V9 – Niagara Glen – Anthony Richard from Tomasz Wojtkowiak on Vimeo.
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Seven days in the Verdon Gorge

Situated inland between Nice and Marseilles, the river Verdon cuts a deep limestone gorge, 100s of metres high, through the countryside. This area of France has long been an established as a classic rock climbing area that offers a wide variety of climbing, with over a 1,000
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Pete Whittaker Flashes El Cap

Pete Whittaker has flashed the famous route, Freerider 5.12d. He climbed it with Tom Randall in mid-October. U.K. strongman Whittaker has spent much of the later half of 2014 in Yosemite. He said that he is surprised by the lack of progression in big wall climbing. By that, he
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Vid: Jimmy Webb in Europe

Jimmy Webb has been touring Europe, check out some of the footage from Fontainebleau. Euro Trip pt. III from Jimmy Webb on Vimeo.
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The Cosmic Boulder

Beau Stuart has been getting after at the Channel in the Southern Idaho with countless first ascents. One of his most recent discoveries, The Cosmic Boulder, is one of his greatest finds yet in the Channel. The location, holds, and moves on this beautiful piece of rock could
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Marieta Akalski sends 5.14b!

Toronto-based Marieta Akalski has committed the majority of 2014 to sport climbing. She has spent the last little while in  Spain and has made history, again. Akalski just sent Florida 8c (5.14b) in Rodellar. Her first of the grade. She has become the third Canadian woman to
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New carabiners for 2015

Highlights of the latest carabiners to be released for the 2015 climbing season. Check out the newest from CAMP, DMM, Edelrid, Grivel, Mammut, Metolius, Omega Pacific, and Wild Country. 2015 Carabiner Roundup from WeighMyRack on Vimeo.
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