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More Top Canadian Sends of 2015

Here is a short list of some of the big sends that made headlines in 2015. In 2015, a number of firsts went down for Canadian climbers. From first ascents to grade breakthroughs, climbers across Canada climbed hard to accomplish their goals. Here are five Canadian firsts and five
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Second Ascent of Hard Austrian Boulder

Manuel Schof has made the second ascent of Return of the King in Austria. The hard sloper problem has over 20 pumpy moves that traverse a long edge and is found in the Sherwood Forest of Otztal. Schof’s send of Return of the King, which was first climbed by Bernie Ruech,
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Top Canadian Sends of 2015

Here is a short list of some of the big sends that made headlines in 2015. Canadians crushed in 2015, from alpine and big-wall climbing to cragging and bouldering they aimed high, and more than once made international headlines for sends in Canada and abroad. We are lucky that
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Canadians Continue Sending Down South

Hueco seems to be the place to be this winter as more Canadians get early season sends. About a week ago, Simon Parton sent Terremer V15, which you can watch here. Over the past few days, he has sent A Good Day For Swiss Crisp Mix V10 and Dead Serious V10. Josh Muller and Regan
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Top Three Bouldering Videos of 2015

Watch EpicTV’s top bouldering video countdown that includes Nalle Hukkataival, Alex Puccio and Killian Fischhuber.
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Watch Simon Parton Send V15 and More

Watch Canadian Simon Parton send Terremer V15 in Hueco Tanks.  Since his big send, Parton has continued ticking off hard Hueco routes. Some of which are Nagual V13, Bush League V8, Rogered in the Shower V11, Le Pelerin V12 and a flash of Mo Mojo V11 after sending Mojo V10 first.
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Jimmy Webb’s New V15 After V14 Streak

The American boulderer Jimmy Webb has climbed a new V15 called The Matriarch in Georgia. The new V15 is at the popular bouldering destination called Rocktown and you can watch a video of the send below. Over the past few weeks, Webb climbed four new V14s in the southern United
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Watch Anthony Richards Flash Ontario V10 in December

Watch Anthony Richards flash Rigormortis V10 on Dec. 16 at Niagara Glen. Tomasz Wojtkowiak reported the send and posted the below video. “On the drive to the Glen Anthony told me and Peter Prelich that he wanted to flash Rigormortis,” said Wojtkowiak. “Both
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Canadian Simon Parton Sends V15

West Coast climber Simon Parton has made the fifth ascent of Terremer V15 in Hueco Tanks. Parton’s send makes him the second Canadian to climb V15, after Sean McColl. The first ascent was done in 2005 by Fred Nicole. On his Sendage.com card, Parton wrote, “Some
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Watch Dave MacLeod’s Fourth Ascent of V13

Dave MacLeod making the first ascent of fourth Wave, 8B in the Arisaig Cave on the west coast of Scotland. 4th Wave, 8B first ascent from Dave MacLeod on Vimeo.
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