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Fred Beckey Recieves Gold

Fred Beckey is considered by many to be the most accomplished climbers of all time. In 1961, Beckey played a large role in setting the stage for hard alpine routes in Canada with the Beckey/Chouinard on the South Howser Tower in the Bugaboos and the first route up the North Face
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Kilian Fischhuber Retires From Competitive Climbing

The 31-year-old Austrian climber Kilian Fischhuber is retiring from competitive climbing. He has been competing since 1997 and is one of the best competition boulderers ever.  The always dominate Fischhuber won his first World Cup in 2004, is nine-time Austrian champ, has won 21
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New Rockies Alpine Route: The Hole

The Rockies have unlimited potential for winter adventures. Surprisingly, one of the most obvious faces was left relatively untouched until recently.   The north face of Lawrence Grassi can be seen from every coffee shop in Canmore, making it quite Euro-esque. The large face
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Pia Graham Is At The Top Of Her Game

The competitive climbing scene has been producing top-notch climbers for the past few decades. Ontario-based Pia Graham is one of those climbers. Pia recently won the Tour de Bloc at Altitude climbing gym. “The first time I ever made a Tour de Bloc finals was when I was 13,
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Mina Markovic Onsights 5.14

Mina Markovic has onsighted Los Humildes pa Casa 5.14a in Oliana, Spain. She has been in the top two spots in the Lead World Cup for the last five years. Fresh from her win at the Kranj World Cup, Markovic went on a sending spree. She climbed her first 5.14b and onsighted two
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Tour de Bloc at Rock Jungle

The Tour de Bloc tour made a stop in Edmonton on the weekend of Dec. 13 and 14. The comp had a big turnout for each age category. Photos by Sara Frangos The third stop on the Western Canada tour of the Tour de Bloc made it’s way to Rock Jungle in Edmonton. The first
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Canada Strong At Inaugural World Cup

The first UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour to take place in North America was one to remember. On Dec. 13, two Canadians won the North American Championships and placed high in the international ranks. There is no doubt that Bozeman is a prime destination for ice climbers. Nearly
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Ice Climbing World Cup Speed Results and History is Made

The UIAA’s first ever World Cup in North America started with the speed climbing competition on Fri. Dec. 12. The warm weather led to a no-ice speed climbing wall in downtown Bozeman, Montana. Large crowds gathered in Bozeman to watch the event take place. In the end,
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Larcher Goes Crack Climbing

A short story about Jacopo Larcher’s discovery of crack and trad climbing. What is crack climbing? What does it mean? In America, it is one of the most known and practiced styles of climbing, but in Europe it is still something “unfamiliar and mysterious.” The
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A short story about Jacopo Larcher’s discovery of crack- and trad climbing. What is crack climbing? What does it mean? In America, it is one of the most known and practiced types of climbing, but in Europe it is still “unfamiliar and mysterious.” The video shows
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