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July 7, 2011 – Climbers Bring Bolting War to Popular Southern Ontario Climbing Area

The recent addition of new bolts at a popular Southern Ontario climbing area has ignited an outbreak of bolt-chopping that some climbers fear could spill over to other Ontario crags.
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June 15, 2011 – Stop Complaining About the Heat

Check out this trailer for Cold, a film that documents Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards's winter ascent of Gasherbrum II 8,035 m.
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Two to Peru

Their plan was simple. Drive south through Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama to the end of the road at Panama City, hitting every bar and beach along the way. Leave the car in Panama, fly to Bogota in COlombia, travel by bus through
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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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