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Sonnie Trotter’s Huge Totem Pole Send

Sonnie Trotter’s standard-setting send on Tasmania’s Totem Pole. Trotter managed to link all three pitches on the Ewbank Route into one 70-metre stretcher. The route was first climbed in 1968 by John Ewbank and Allan Keller at A3. It was the original route up the
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Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

Winter is half over, which means there are still plenty of Mondays before the rock is warm. Here are a few motivating moves from Instagram that would be fun to mimic. Just click on the video to watch. Tag #grippedmoves if you have a rad problem, big move or unique route you would
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Out of This World at Helmcken Falls with Interstellar Spice

Interstellar Spice might be Canada’s longest and most difficult pitch of its kind. World-class climbers Klemen Premrl and Tim Emmett recently spent a week at Canada’s remote Helmcken Falls in B.C establishing Interstellar Spice. The area has been on the map for a few
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Tour de Bloc Results from Coyote Winter Classic

The Tour de Bloc made a stop at Coyote Rock in Ottawa on Feb. 6 for the Winter Classic. One of the most popular climbing events in Ottawa, the Winter Classic always brings the big guns from around the province. Lots of top climbers made the trip and in the end, Sam Tiukuvaara won
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Indoor Climbing Walls Become Video Game

Time Trial is a new interactive rock climbing video game produced by Randori and hosted at Brooklyn Boulders. Players are given the opportunity to compete in a dynamic setting featuring augmented reality on a climbing wall. You have never seen anything quite like this before. The
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Canada’s 2016 IFSC World Cups Cancelled

Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) made the announcement in the following press release. CEC is very disappointed to announce that we will not be hosting IFSC Lead and Speed World Cup events in Central Saanich, BC in July 2016. The CEC is also very disappointed to announce that, at
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Watch Coastal B.C. Ice Climbing on the Duffey

The 2016 ice season has been off to a great start in the Coast Mountains. Loose Lady is a classic 150-metre WI4+ near Lilloet. First climbed in 1985 by Carl Austrom and John Howe, the long route is hard to spot from the road by a must-climb classic on the West Coast. Duffey Lake
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Setters Set Routes for Opening of World’s Largest Bouldering Gym

The Austin Bouldering Project (ABP) in Austin, Texas, is being called the largest bouldering gym in the world. After almost two years of construction, the facility “believed to be the largest bouldering gym in the world,” opened its doors on Jan. 23. In this video, we
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Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz Send Scottish Knuckleduster

For the past month, a number of Canadians have been sending hard routes in Scotland. Two of those Canadians are Michelle Kadatz and Jon Walsh. Having climbed a number of test-piece winter lines in the area before, the Calgary crushers knew the lay of the land before heading over
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New Ontario Rock Climbing Guidebook

Southern Ontario climbers will have a new guidebook this summer, the first in over two decades. The comprehensive guide will be published in two volumes. Focused around The Niagara Escarpment, Gus Alexandropoulos wrote: “the guide itself is a love letter to the area and its
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