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Watch Angy Rainer Climb Italy’s Hardest Dry Tool Route

Kamasutra D13+ is the hardest dry tooling route in Italy, bolted by Matteo Rivadossi. Located at Iseo this route was climbed for the first time in January 2014, by Angelika Rainer the three times ice climbing World Champion. This is the video of her ascent, let the new winter
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Alex Johnson is Critically Acclaimed

Alex Johnson making the first ascent of a new line in Mustang Canyon, Critically Acclaimed V9. Johnson wrote on her Instagram, “I can’t believe there are still stunning unclimbed lines like this out here. On Tuesday, I was shown this gorgeous project. The crux is low,
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Legends Only Results

The La Sportiva Legends Only took place this past weekend in Stockholm. Adam Ondra came out on top in one of the most entertaining comps of the year. This was the fourth La Sportiva Legends Only competition. The “top” six climbers/boulderers from the last year were
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Winter Climbing Tips

Winter is here, in some parts of North America more than others. If you’re planning on heading out for a cold adventure then be prepared. 1. The Weather: All of Canada’s provinces experience different weather patterns. In the east, damp, bone-chilling conditions
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Canada Reaches New Heights on Sport Climbing World Stage

Led by North Vancouver’s Sean McColl, Canada has placed sixth overall in the lead climbing discipline, 11th in the bouldering discipline and 12th in the speed climbing discipline.  All three placements are the best ever finish for Canada in those respective climbing
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Alex Puccio Climbs Fifth V13 (and watch her crank four one-arm chin-ups)

Alex Puccio has been setting new standards for female bouldering the past year. Recently she made the first female ascent of Black Lung in Joe’s Valley. Puccio wrote on her social media, “Psyched to have sent the classic Black Lung V13 in Joe’s Valle
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New Hard Rockies Mixed Route

In the early 1980s, Jim Elzinga and party climbed a new route up the northeast face of Cirrus Mountain. Cirrus is famous for its west facing Polar Circus and Weeping Wall. In 2011, Elzinga and Gripped editor Brandon Pullan climbed a new route in the valley below the northeast
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Tour de Bloc at The Bloc Shop

The third Tour de Bloc of eastern Canada took place on the weekend at Montreal’s The Bloc Shop. Much like the first three events at Allez Up in Montreal, True North in Toronto and the CCC in Calgary, competitors climbed hard. Photos and story by Aidas Odonelis Montreal’s
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Leclerc links two huge Rockies ice routes by lunch

Marc-Andre Leclerc started ice climbing when he was 15. The now 22-year-old has made a name for himself by climbing fast and using a combination of solo/rope-solo techniques up many of Canada’s classic routes. Two of the main attractions during the Rockies’ ice
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Old Shannon Falls Route is Re-Cleaned

The rapid growth of vegetation in Squamish means routes must be kept up-to-date and climbed regularly or they’ll be lost beneath moss and shrubbery. Kris Wild recently unearthed Jump to Lightspeed near Shannon Falls in Squamish. “Just wanted to let folks know that I
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