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Arco Rock Master: Bouldering Results

The Arco Rock Master hosted the Rock Master Boulder K.O. competition, a fast-paced contest which weeds out the weakest climber fast. Rock Master Festival describes the competition as such: “Boulder KO System. Put in other words, bouldering Rock Master style. An extremely
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Reclimbing the Classics Highlights

Watch highlights from the first season of Reclimbing the Classics. Mammut’s series Reclimbing the Classics connects the people who made cutting-edge first ascents on now-classic routes with the next generation who aim to reclimb the classics. For more on Reclimbing the
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Honnold Free Solos Univesity Wall

Alex Honnold made the first free-solo ascent of University Wall, one of Squamish’s most iconic routes, last week. Tim Auger, Hamish Mutch, Dan Tate and Glenn Woodward made the first ascent of University Wall over a number of sessions between 1965-1966 . In 1982, Peter
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New Official Speed Record

New Official Speed World Record of 5.76 seconds set by Libor Hroza. This is fast!
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Video: Wedding on The Chief

Sometimes nothing says I love you more than getting married after climbing a route up The Chief. A cute little video…
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Holtanna Range

In Nov. 2009, four climbers traveled to the Holtanna Range on Queen Maud Land in Antarctica to do the first base-jump ever done on the continent.  The group was composed of: Sam Beaugey, Manu Pellissier, Sébastien Collomb-Gros and Géraldine Fastnacht. Sam and Manu climbed
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Video: Highlights from the Bouldering World Championships in Munich 2014

Highlights from the recent World Championships in Munich from Held Niklas. For results see here.    
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Christy Falls: all season fun

Christy Falls in winter, spring and summer. The wall has a world-class ice climb in winter and 5.14 routes in summer. By Adam Tutte The ice climb Christy Falls was found seven years ago in Kelowna B.C. I was new to ice at that point and the rock really drew me in. I live to bolt
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American climber Brian McCray has passed away

Before Brian McCray owned Fly’n Brian’s Resoles, he was known as one of America’s cutting-edge free and big-wall climbers.  McCray hit the scene in the 90s when he established a number of hard free climbs in West Virginia’s New River Gorge. On El Cap, he
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Salathe Free with Steph Davis

In 2005, Steph Davis freed the Salathe Wall. Watch and  be inspired. Visit her website here for more from Davis.  
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