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Basecamp Podcast With Eric and Elise Sethna

Eric and Elise Sethna are two of Canada’s most accomplished sibling climbers. From numerous CEC and Tour de Bloc wins to competing on the National Team, the Sethna’s have dominated many competitions. Raised in Canmore, they began their impressive comp career on Dung
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Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

There is nothing like a Monday to get you motivated for making big moves. Here are a few moves that have popped up on social media 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 like to
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Mascarenas and Coleman are New USA Bouldering National Champs

The USA Climbing Bouldering National Championships finals took place in Madison on Jan. 30. In 2015, Nathaniel Coleman and Megan Mascarenas were the talk of the town with their impressive comp results. At the first major American comp of 2016, they proved it was no fluke and both
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Results From Ontario Open National Series Comp

On Jan. 30, the first Ontario Open National Series Event took place at True North Climbing in Toronto. Some of Ontario’s strongest comp climbers made the trip to True North for the first Provincial comp of the season. For the women, Elise Sethna took home first place,
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Ontario Bouldering Provincials This Weekend

Top climbers from eastern Canada are at True North Climbing this weekend. The event is the first Ontario Open National Series Event of 2016. Strong climbers including Elise Sethna, Celeste Wall, Andre DeFelice and Lucas Uchida will be competing. Qualifiers and Finals will be
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Second Ascent of Original Font Problem l’Alchimiste

Charles Albert has made the second ascent of the original l’Alchimiste and the fourth ascent of the problem. A few days ago, we reported that Alban Levier made the third ascent of the problem via a 2015 variation by Nalle Hukkataival that Levier graded V15. The original
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Third Ascent of Hard Font Problem

Alban Levier recently sent l’Alchimiste V15 in Fontainebleau for its third ascent. The route was first climbed by Marc Le Menestrel in 1996 at V13, but later a crucial hold was chipped off. In 2015, Nalle Hukkataival made the second ascent and first since the hold went missing.
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Watch a Squamish Climbing Video

Watch Mason Pitchel climb the classic Sesame Street and Andrew Mckean send his first V10, King Kong. INCREDIBLE NEW CRAG DISCOVERED IN SQUAMISH, BC from Mason Pitchel on Vimeo.
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Shauna Coxsey and Training With a Finger Injury

Finger injuries can end a climber’s session, season or year and knowing how to prevent and care for them is important. In this clip, Shauna Coxsey trains for a World Cup while resting an injured finger. “She was always adamant that she didn’t want to work with a
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B.C. Comp at Edge Photos and Results

The first Sport Climbing B.C. (SCBC) comp of 2016 took place at The Edge in Vancouver. On Jan. 23 and 24, top climbers made their way to The Edge for one of the biggest comps of the season, the B.C. Bouldering Provincials. Top senders Sean McColl and Mathilde Becerra won the Open
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