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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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Cool Weather Climbing Clothing

Some climbing clothing options for the upcoming fall and winter season.
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Photo of the Month

James Fillman on Devil's Note 5.13a, Vancouver Island, BC.
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Route Develpment -The First Rule of Dig Club

I had broken the First Rule of Dig Club. The First Rule of Dig Club is: you do not talk about Dig Club. The First Rule prevents the public from seeing and reacting to the removal of vegetation and therefore maintains their naïve ideas about the origin of rock climbs. It also
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Canadian Rockies Lessons – From Novice to Intermediate

In 2011, I decided I wanted to experience a new place and to explore some of the Rockies' lengendary peaks and climbs. Unfortunately, I had no idea what I was in for. The Rockies werer bigger and badder then I expected.
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Jean-Pierre Ouellet -Addicted to Cracks

In the Belle Province, almost everyone who climbs knows Jean-Pierre 'Peewee' Ouellet. The crack phenom has been on the forefront of hard trad climbing for years, not only at home, but in the States as well. But his tick list goes beyond simply doing hard 5.13 cracks. He also
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