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The Patagonia Torre Traverse in a Day!

Colin Haley and Alex Honnold have sent the Torre Traverse in a day for its second ascent. The traverse of the Torre peaks in Patagonia was first done by Haley and Rolando Garibotti in January 2008. Eight years later, Haley teamed up with the Honnold, who last year made the first
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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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Canadians Sending in Japan, Scotland, Patagonia and Tasmania

Some of Canada’s top climbers have gone abroad for ice, rock and icy rock.  First was a trip to Scotland for the icy rock. Alpine climbers Ian Welsted and Raphael Slawinski were invited to the annual BMC winter festival. The two Piolet d’Or-winning climbers became
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Brette Harrington Solos Patagonia Route

American alpinist Brette Harrington has arrived in Patagonia for the winter. On her Instagram, she reported soloing the classic route called Austriaca on Aguja de l’S. The route was first climbed in 1987 by Hans Bärnthaler and Ewald Lidl from Austria. Pataclimb.com has
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Canadians at Final Ice World Cup of 2016

The final Ice Climbing World Cup of 2016 has wrapped up in Rabenstein, Italy. A number of Canadians made the trip to Italy for the big event. The overall winners were Korean Han Na Rai Song for the women and Slovenian Janez Svoljsak for the men. For Canadian women in
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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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Big Sexy’s Yodel is Rockies Newest Mixed Route

Ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies is reaching mid-season and climbers are finding new ground to swing and scratch their way up. In B.C., a popular climbing area is the Yoho Valley Road where the big ice climb Takakkaw Falls is found. The area has dozens of mixed and pure ice
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