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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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Beefy Ropes

Larger diameter ropes with their thicker sheaths and cores, deliver better abrasion resistance, greater edge-cutting resistance and increased fall-catching performance. Here are some concepts worth considering when buying a thicker rope.
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Road Tripping Essentials

Here are some items that will help climbers get the most out of any climbing trip.
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Big Harnesses for Big Comfort

Big wall climbing requires a wide, supportive, Barcalounger-like harness, plush enough for the multi-hour leads required on most routes. Here are some options for any big wall.
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April 29, 2011 – Erhard Loretan (1959 – 2011)

The famous Swiss climber Erhard Loretan has died in a climbing accident while leading a client up the summit ridge of the Gruenhorn, in the Bernese Alps.
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April 18, 2011 – 2011 Canadian Bouldering Championships

On April 16, 2011, many of North America's top climbers descended upon Burlington, Ontario to compete for the title of Canada's top boulderer in the Tour de Bloc.
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Spring Shoes

For the best performance, climbers should pick from shoes that most closely reflect their climbing style and then purchase the one that best fits their feet.
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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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Hard Ware for Hard Climbs

Here are some top gear choices for anyone building a new rack or updating any existing gear.
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