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Northern Faces – Knut Rokne

We head to the Calgary Climbing Centre, where Rokne is head coach for a dedicated team of young climbers. For a number of years, the CCC youth team has trained twice a week in the wee morning hours, and while this may not be the most ideal time to handle twenty or so hormone
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Think and Climb Hard – The five habits of successful climbers

I had busted my chops all year, training, climbing, dieting and strategizing, and I was running out of time to hit my goal of red-pointing 5.13a. The season started off strong with some 12+ sends including a 13a the year before, but I needed consistency.
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Barry’s Rockies Top 10 Fat Ice Moderates

How does one decide on the top 10 fat ice moderates in the Rockies? For me, moderate is WI 4 + at the most. Next, I wanted to get some geographic representation from where I've climbed and lastly I wanted the climbs with the best stories. Here we go.
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The Climbing Life

In 1975 the best rock climbers in North America were just starting to break into the 5.12 grade. That level of difficulty may not seem like a big deal today, especially at sport crags, but when you strip out the astonishing material and innovative changes to climbing gear, shoes,
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The Utah Hills Sport Climbing

You never know where a road trip may lead you. One day you could be sucking back ice-cold Ale-8's in the Red River Gorge, and the next day find yourself westward-bound on I-40.
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Worth the Sacrifice

Balancing life with either a kid or a non-climbing partner and climbing can be a never-ending conflict. Be it trying to hang on to a relationship on the brink because of one's never ending affair with the rock or finding a balance between parenting and climbing. The majority of
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Squamish’s Hidden Classics

The excellent rock at Squamish attracts climbers from all over the world. An influx of visitors during the peak season, often results in crowded routes. You still can find many uncrowded and lightly travelled classic routes. This is my top ten of Squamish's hidden but classic
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50/50

My Quest was to climb fifty different routes on Yamnuska. I wanted this project to be completed during my 50th year on the planet. How hard could it be to tick 50 Yam routes in a year?
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Older Stronger Harder

There are many climbers who have retained their motivation regardless of their age, and continue to push difficulty standards throughout the world.
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First Sinner in Paradise

Anibal says living -in the north-has taught him how to climb with fingers numbed by cold stone...He still feels strongly connected to the climbing in Cuba and returns annually to play on the magnificent stone.
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