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Ontario New Route Resurgence

Despite growing crowds, access issues and overblown environmental concerns, a small group of dedicated Ontario climbers are busy expanding the climbing opportunities just in time for the first comprehensive guidebook in decades.
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Risk and Responsibility

It seems we're forgetting that injury and death are potential consequences of playing in the uncontrollable environment of the vertical arena.
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Mammut Photo Contest Winners

Outdoor adventure photography has grown considerably over the past several years as has the number of talented amateur photographers.
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Canada’s First Climbing World Cup

Dung Nguyen leaned forward in his seat and finished a sentence with "...and then we can take all this and apply for a World Cup. A World Cup would be next."
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Two to Peru

Their plan was simple. Drive south through Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama to the end of the road at Panama City, hitting every bar and beach along the way. Leave the car in Panama, fly to Bogota in COlombia, travel by bus through
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10 Most Influential North American Climbing Titles

Although North America is not the birthplace of climbing, it is a continent that has given the pursuit many of its defining characteristics:crack climbing, ice-climbing, big wall climbing and V-grades among them. In contrast to Europe, it's a place where getting to the route
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Older + Stronger

It is said that inspiration comes from the most unlikely sources, and here was a regular woman who was pushing her personal limits in a way I had never seen before at any crag.
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El Capitan 1969

We were just a couple of twenty-year-olds from Squamish. We could do this, Couldn't we? The Nose was one of the biggest climbs of its type in the world in 1969 and at 31 pitches, two or three times longer than the longest climb we had done. It was big, psychologically and physically.
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Bolting Is Not a Crime

Where does a climber's legal responsibility start and end when bolting new routes or updating old hardware?
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Battling With Turret’s Syndrome

Part of a new generation of bold Canadian climbers, Will Stanhope and Andrew Boyd risk it all and bag a free ascent on the South Face of the Turret in the Adamants.
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