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Sean McColl on Comp Rituals, Cycling, Piano and 2015

Sean McColl has taken off 2015 on a great foot as he recently won the Canadian National Open Bouldering Championships, defending his title as one of Canada’s top rock climbers. McColl is an extremely well-rounded climber, having climbed hard routes like redpointing Dreamcatcher
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Ontario’s Crag Cleanup and Volunteers Needed Halfway Log Dump

On May 2, southern Ontario climbers spend the day with Conservation Halton and the Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) at Rattlesnake Point to help clean up trash. Along with removing trash, the 60 stewards who gathered sunny skies also helped eradicate the invasive alien species
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10 Awesome Photos of Canadian Climbing this Week

We are lucky in Canada to have such a diverse climbing landscape. From the west to the east, there’s thousands of routes from the easiest single-pitch to world-call difficult multi-pitch. Gripped recently joined the world of Instagram and in just over a week, we’ve
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Watch the first Dawn Wall Feature

Kevin Jorgeson and his partner Tommy Caldwell caught the world’s attention in January 2015 when they spent a few weeks trying to piece together difficult sequence to bag the first free ascent of Yosemite’s Dawn Wall.
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Watch Mike Cronin’s: A Climbing Life

For the last 15 years, South Dakota climber Mike Cronin has worked as a professional firefighter, a job he began because of its flexible schedule, which allows him to climb more than 200 days a year. “Climbing has made me who I am today,” he says. These days, Cronin
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Nancy Hansen Off Everest and In Tibet

Nancy Hansen’s attempt to climb Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen was put to an end after the earthquake hit Nepal on April 25. She describes her devastating experience returning back to safety and dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake.  Hansen said, “Many have
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Canadian Ben Pettersson Sends Nine Month Swedish Project

Ben Pettersson is a Canadian climber studying for a masters in fresh water toxicology at the University of Uppsala, an hour north of Stockholm, and has recently sent a nine month project. By Ben Pettersson I love living in Stockholm because the sport climbing is defined by short
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Julia Bobak’s Strong Start to Project-Sending Summer

Julia Bobak is a Victoria-based British Columbia climber originally from New Brunswick who’s hoping to continue her spring sending spree into the summer. University of Victoria research assistant Julia Bobak, 27, has been climbing for eight years and says that her obsession
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Adam Ondra Flashes V11 at Melloblocco, the World’s Biggest Climbing Fest

Adam Ondra flashes Metodo Iperespresso V11 in Mota, Italy during the 2015 Melloblocco bouldering festival.  The 12th season of the Melloblocco festival wrapped up on May 3 in Val Masino and Val di Mello, Italy. It was the biggest climbing and bouldering fest in the world and
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Yuji Hirayama Visits Yosemite

Yuji Hirayama is one of Japan’s most well-known climbers. He recently took a trip to his old stomping ground in California, he hadn’t been to Yosemite for over five years. “It was very short trip to Yosemite,” Hirayama said on his Facebook page. “But
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