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Transformation on the Troll Wall. Rock Climbing in Norway.

Above the Great Wall we encountered a pitch called The Black Cleft. Neither of us in our combined months of climbing experience had ever climbed something so brutish, dank and unprotected And more past that, until dusk found us on a small ledge with just enough wet moss to suck
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Alpine Rock Essentials

Get ready for the alpine rock climbing season with some of this year's best gear.
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Climbing Gear for Summer Road Trips

Climbers preparing for a summer road trip, or a trip to the local crag, should check out some of this season's newest gear that will make living on the road a bit more comfortable.
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Competition Motivation + Women

It doesn't matter if you are male or female; getting your ass up that project is going to be a chore. Yet there are some unique circumstances that shape and influence women climbers.
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Photo of the Month

Daila Ojeda on Mind Control 8c+ (5.14c), Oliana, Catalunya, Spain.
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Interview with A Champion Sean McColl

With his numerous wins at the junior World Cup competition wins, repeated podium finishes at World Cups as an adult and redpoints of hard routes like Dreamcatcher 5.14d, Sean McColl has emerged as Canada's top rock climber.
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Gear-Up For Spring

The latest gear for the spring climbing season.
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Climbing Shoes Review – Sticky Shoes for Spring

Every year at about this time, climbing shoe companies release their latest crop of sticky-soled shoes. Here are some of the top picks guaranteed to help climbers tick their latest projects.
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