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Alex Honnold Climbs in Angola by VICE Sports

Alex Honnold recently visited Angola to explore new routes and to bring solar power to homes are areas without power. Angola borders the Congo, Zambia and Namibia and few climbers have spent time exploring the climbing potential there. Here is a short trailer by VICE Sports of a
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Watch an Ascent of a Steep Ice Route in the Ghost Valley

Peter Valchev and Jason Wilcox visited the Ghost River Valley in Alberta a few years ago and climbed a classic ice route. “We first climbed a short pillar formed to the left of Hidden Dragon and then hiked up to the Candlestick Maker, a series of two freestanding pillars of
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Three Major Comps in Eastern Canada This Weekend

This weekend in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, comp climbers will be hitting the walls in three major competitions. The Tour de Bloc will be taking place at Altitude in Montreal this weekend. Tour de Bloc recently stopped in Montreal for a memorable event at Allez Up’s
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Watch Pirmin Bertle Send a New V16!

German climber Pirmin Bertle sent a new V16 earlier this year called Drop a Line in Couisimbert, Switzerland.  Bertle, who has climbed a number of 5.14ds and other difficult boulder, including a new V15 last week, suggested the stout grade of V16. The route took him eight months
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Watch Alex Honnold Climb in Chile

Alex Honnold recently visited Chile to present the new film A Line Across The Sky and took some time to visit a crag called Bosque Magico.
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Big Sends in Europe This Week by Top Climbers

Some of the world’s best climbers have been rounding off their 2015 years with big sends. Alex Megos climbed a new 5.14d in Frankenjura called Space Lap. “Might have been the last really good day in the Frankenjura,” said Megos. “And I made the best of it.
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Watch Ueli Steck Set New Eiger Speed Record

Ueli Steck has reclaimed the speed record for climbing the north face of the Eiger via the 1938 Heckmair Route. He climbed the massive wall in two hours and 23 minutes, which beat Dani Arnold’s 2011 record of two hours and 28 minutes. In 2007, Steck made headlines for
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Watch Tour de Bloc Finals at Allez Up

On Oct. 24, Allez Up in Montreal hosted the Tour de Bloc finals at their new Pop Up Bloc location.  For results from the action packed event, see here.
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Bozeman Ice World Cup Wall Damaged by Wind Storm

Word is spreading that the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup that was to be held in December in Bozeman, Montana, might be cancelled. Over the past few days, a number of storms have moved through the Canadian and American Rockies, bringing with them snow and wind. In Canada, from
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Watch Bold Attempt on Big Himalayan Mountain

Watch as a six European alpinists attempt Thalay Sagar, a 6,904-metre peak in India’s Garhwal. In 2004, a route was climbed near the northwest ridge called Harvest Moon by a strong Swiss team. In 2015, a team consisting of Daniele Nardi, Adrian Legarra, Txu
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