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The 2015 Status of Ontario Climbing Access

With summer around the corner, everyone is wondering where they can and can’t climb. In Ontario, access is a big issue and luckily the Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) puts in the effort to get the information our to climbers. The Ontario Climbing Area Access Status listing
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Watch EpicTV’s Adam Ondra Training Videos

EpicTV’s newest team member, Adam Ondra, is training harder than ever.  EpicTV said, “Athletes like Adam Ondra aren’t simply born, they’re made. And as we’re about to discover, the making takes time, dedication and more than a dash of masochism.
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The 2015 Beaver Valley Climbing Festival

The third annual Beaver Valley Climbing Festival is back and promises to be bigger than ever. On July 11, Ontario Access Coalition and On the Rocks Climbing Guides presents the third annual Beaver Valley Climbing Festival. Last year’s event was a huge success and everyone
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EpicTV and Their April Fools Joke?

EpicTV is so tapped into the scene of climbing, they’re the first to report the first ascent of a possible 5.15d in the Chamonix area. Given that it’s April Fools, it seems more likely that this is a well-timed prank. While details are fuzzy and there’s no video
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Storms Slow Start to Everest Season as Lukla Flights Cancelled

As hundreds of climbers are trying to reach the Everest Base Camp, heavy snow is creating problems for many. To reach Everest Base Camp, climbers must fly from the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu to Lukla to begin their trek. Flights have been cancelled for the last few days because
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Alex Megos Continues Sending Spree In Australia

Alex Megos made quick work of the Sydney, Australia problem Double Demerit V14 at Sunnyside. Megos traveled to Australia after his trip to Japan. Within only a few days, he’s sent many of the area’s testpiece routes. He started his trip with a V11, V12 and V13 in
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World’s Fastest Seven Summits Climber Missing in South America

Famous Indian climber, Malli Mastan Babu, has gone missing in the Andes Mountains in South America triggering an international effort to find him. Babu holds the record for climbing the Seven Summits in 172 days. Forty-year-old Babu, who calls Nellore in Andhra Pradesh home, was
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Mount Temple’s Sphinx Face Skied by Colin Haley

Colin Haley and Rob Smith are no strangers to the Canadian Rockies. During the last week of March, they climbed the icefield on the Sphinx Face on Mount Temple and Colin Haley skied down. Mount Temple has been called the Eiger of the Rockies because of their similar size, terrain
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Kai Lightner and Delaney Miller Win the SCS 2015 Nationals

The Sport Climbing Series National Championships are taking place in Boston’s Central Rock. Canadian Elan Jonas McRae finished in sixth place as the only international climber in the finals. Qualifications took place on Friday at Central Rock. America’s best indoor
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Early Season Sends on Bow Valley Rock

There is still skiing to be had, ice fat and climbable, but on the Bow Valley’s south facing rock walls, it’s game on for rock climbers. Of course with the sun comes the ticks and they’ve been out in full force. Nearly every climber has reported having at least
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