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Brent Peters on the first pitch of Kidd Falls 55m WI4, Mt Kidd, Kananaskis, Alberta. Photo by Tim Banfield
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Climbing in the Land of Legends

Mount Yamnuska over the years has remained the heartbeat of the rockies trad scene. This summer marked the 60th year for technical rock climbing in the Rockies and it all got started on this great cliff. The mountain has stood witness to four generations of climbers. Many firsts
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Out of Nowhere – Nathan Kutcher

If you looked at the roster for the men's competition this past January, you probably wouldn't have picked first-time competitor Nathan Kutcher of St. Catharines to win top honors. "Nobody in the competition had ever even heard of this guy," competition director and Ouray Ice
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Josh Wharton Shares Rockies Climbing Lessons

Check out this cool video that covers some of the things Josh Wharton learned while climbing in the Canadian Rockies.
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A Mixed Bag of Nuts – Canada’s Top Mixed Routes

Collaborating with Slawinski, Gadd, and Owens and a group of Canadian Rockies adventure seekers, I created a top-10 mixed climbing route list. This list was put together to give some sort of direction; a guide to where you might find a climb that will leave you with shivers up
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The Okanagan’s Bouldering Boom

Currently, the Okanagan boasts at least 10 bouldering areas with over 1000 established problems. The rock varies from Tuolumne-style, knobby granite to RMNP-esque boulder fields filled with ridiculously featured Monashee gneiss. Settings range from lakeside escapes to higher
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Headlamps. Bright Lights for Dark Nights.

This season's newest headlamps offer brighter beams and longer burn times - perfect for climbers getting an alpine start or preparing dinner after a long day of cragging.
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