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Francesca Metcalf Cruises Chattanoogan

Francesca Metcalf is a 21-year-old boulderer who jumped from V10 to V12 in one afternoon. During late January, Metcalf was climbing at Stone Fort, Tennessee when she jumped on Chattanoogan, V12. Before she knew it, she was at the top. It was originally reported to be a V12 flash,
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The Beach with Zach Lerner

Zach Lerner getting some business done at the mini-cliff known as The Beach in Colorado’s Poudre Canyon. Included is his First Ascent of the infamous Chocolate Stout Project and a repeat of Harmonic Resonance 5.13c. The Beach with Zach Lerner from BS on Vimeo.
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Video: Fred Beckey’s Early Climbs

Fred Beckey is one of the world’s most well-known climbers. The 92-year-old German-born climber has more first ascents to his name than almost any other climber. Watch this soundless video of Beckey’s early days.
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The Rubber Room: A Climbing Shoe Resoler

Tony Puppo has been climbing and resoling shoes in Bishop, CA since 1981. In 1999, he opened The Rubber Room with his wife, Nan, and quickly became one of the world’s premier climbing shoe resolers. Take a look inside the shop and watch the cobblers at The Rubber Room work
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Ines Papert Repeats Hard Winter Route

Ines Papert has made the second ascent of Robert Jasper’s mixed winter climb Ritter der Kokosnuss M12 WI5 located high up on the Breitwangflue at Kandersteg in Switzerland. Ritter der Kokosnuss By Ines Papert For two years, I dreamed about repeating this incredibly steep
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Father and Son Team Up For One of World’s Hardest: Episode One

Edu Marin is one of the strongest sport climbers in the world. His father Novato is perhaps the strongest 62 year-old anywhere. It was only a matter of time before they joined forces for a project.  The father and son team decided to take on the Alex Huber’s 2007 route Pan
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2015 Quebec Provincials Bouldering Championships

Quebec’s top climbers rallied in Montreal this past weekend and competed at the Provincial Championships at The Bloc Shop. Photos of the Open competitors taken by Nic Charron of the Block Shop. Open Results The Bloc Shop has become one of Quebec’s go-to bouldering
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Klemen Becan Walks 5.14c

Klemen Becan is now one of a handful of climbers in the world to onsight 5.14c  and possibly second behind Patxi Usobiaga to onsight FA the same grade. The 32-year-old Becan was recently climbing in Chulilla, Spain, when he roped up beneath a 70-metre project. Becan warmed up and
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Vid: Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls Park offers one of the most popular and fun ice climbs in eastern Canada. The rock around the falls mark the eastern end of the Canadian Shield which formed one-billion years ago. The 120-metre wall of ice is only a 10-minute drive from Quebec City and an easy
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The Mystery of Niagara Falls’ First Ascent

In 2014, a cold snap froze Niagara Falls. One year before Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken’s recent first ascent, a climber top-roped it. Had it been climbed before that? Gadd and Hueniken make the first known ascent of Niagara Falls Freddie Wilkinson spilled the beans on
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