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A List of Hard and Steep Canadian Routes

Canada has some hard routes, from burly to long and technical 5.14s. Here is a select list of some of the hardest. By Sophia Vlahos Canadian climbing legend, Sonnie Trotter, has largely influenced the world of climbing in Canada by establishing and making first ascents on
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New Bigwall 5.13 in Norway is Splitter

Dave MacLeod, Jacob Cook and Calum Muskett have made the first free ascent of Disco 2000 on Blåmman, near Tromso in the northern part of Norway. The 13-pitch 5.13 was freed over three days, after aid climbing and working the lower part of the route. MacLeod wrote the following on
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Arco 2015, Day Four: Bouldering Results and Canadians Ready for Lead Comp

Bouldering has come to an end at this years Arco 2015 World Youth Climbing Championships. By Shane Murdoch The finalists put on a great show for the spectators. Ashima Shiraishi from the U.S. did not give up her lead in the Female Youth B category the entire competition. She took
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Mount McKinley to be Renamed Denali

Climbers have long referred to North America’s highest mountain by its native name, Denali. U.S. president Barack Obama is visiting Alaska this week to give an urgent message about global warming, saying the state is a canary in the climate change coalmine. His first order
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Hard Repeats and Big First Ascents

From 5.15 repeats in Europe to V15 second ascents in South Africa and new 5.14s in Canada, climbers have been getting after it in August. At the Ramirole crag in the Verdon Gorge, Seb Bouin has made the first ascent of A Muerte Bilou 5.14d. The route climbs a wild 50-metre line
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Arco 2015, Day Three: Bouldering Finals Next

It was another hot one in Arco today. Boulder semi-finals are complete. All five Canadian athletes put in a fantastic effort today but unfortunately none of them earned a spot in tomorrow’s final. Ashima Shiraishi from the U.S. and Janja Garnbret dominated the Female Youth
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Carlo Traversi and Sasha DiGiulian Send Eiger’s Magic Mushroom

After weeks of waiting for the the right conditions, Sasha DiGiulian, 22, and Carlo Traversi, 27, climb Magic Mushroom 5.13a on the north face of the Eiger in Switzerland. After their send, DiGiulian wrote the following on her social media, “I’ve never tried harder on
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Arco 2015, Day Two: Five Canadians Advance to Bouldering Semis

Boulder qualifications at the World Youth Climbing Championships are officially complete. The trend of hard problems from yesterday continued today. Canada had 13 male athletes competing today; one extra in the Youth A category because Lucas won Gold at the last PanAm Games in
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Arco 2015, Day One: Canadians Advance to Semi-Finals

The first day of competition at the World Youth Climbing Championships in Arco, Italy is complete. By Shane Murdoch Due to the large number of competitors, the qualifications for bouldering have been split over two days. All of the females qualified today and all the males
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Jamie Finlayson Sends Silent Menace/Smell the Glove

Jamie Finlayson is one of Canada’s strongest climbers and he recently sent a long-time project in Squamish. By Jamie Finlayson I tried this route off and on for four years, but the nearby route, Dreamcather 5.14d, had always distracted me. This season, I decided to put some
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