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Fred Nicole’s recent send

Fred Nicole was the world’s leading boulderer through the 90s. In 2014, he’s still climbing at the top of his game. In 1996, Nicole made the first ascent of Radja in Switzerland, considered the first V14. He continued to climb strong and made the first ascent of
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Greenland/Baffin Report

Nicolas Favresse, Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and Sean Villanueva have returned from their lengthy trip to Greenland and Baffin Island. The climbers had a run-in with a polar bear, experienced nasty conditions and climbed 10 new routes, all from their sailboat. On Planet
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New Squamish 5.12 on The Pulpit

Paul McSorley and Will Stanhope have climbed a new route on The Pulpit, left of the Slhanny in Squamish. The route was a combination of efforts from a number of climbers. The new route called Industry Standard 5.12 climbs The Pulpit, a feature with a sharp prow on its left side
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New Dolomite Route (looks thin!)

Maurizio Zanolla has freed Pinne Gialle (Yellow Fin,) a new four-pitch route on Tognazza in Italy’s Dolomites. The Tognazza wall has a number of weaknesses that had been climbed, but the blank wall called to Zanolla to climb it. The route climbs through the lower wall on an
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Caroline Ciavaldini climbs Requiem E8

Italian climber Caroline Ciavaldini has climbed Requiem E8 at Dumbarton Rock and adds to her growing list of hard trad redpoints. Requiem was climbed in 1983 by Dave Cuthbertson. At the time it was one of the hardest rock climbs in the world at the time. It follows a crackline
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Vid: Euros tour Chaos Canyon

Climbers Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein are spending their fall exploring Chaos Canyon in Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado. Jorg Verhoeven Katharina Saurwein
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Vid: Colorado Bouldering

This past summer, Aidan Welby, Mark Mayerhoefer, Ben Mangelsdorf, Hannah Padda and Frankie Caiazzo took a trip to Estes Park, Colorado with the goal of bouldering in the alpine and living the mountain lifestyle.  
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Inspiring words from Rockies mountain man

The Wise Man is the emotive story of Eddie Hunter’s personal connection with Banff National Park and Mt. Norquay, a mountain he has called home his entire life. Born in 1926, the same year Mt. Norquay was established, Eddie has been skiing Banff’s first ski resort for over 80
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Vid: U.K.’s Valkyrie

A short film of one of the truly great climbs in the U.K. called Valkyrie and homage to the superlative Don Whillans Memorial Hut (aka Rockhall Cottage) at the Roaches in the Peak District, Staffordshire.
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It’s Ontario Hunting Season, so be careful!

The Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) put out a warning to all climbers about Ontario’s hunting season which is underway. The OAC has advised climbers in Ontario to take precaution while outdoors. The 2014 Ontario Regulations Summary -Be aware of hunting seasons in the area
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