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Sonnie Trotter sends new 5.14 and Skaha’s hardest line!

Sonnie Trotter has climbed his project at the Skaha Bluffs near Penticton, B.C. and named it Family Man. Trotter climbed the 5.14b line on Oct. 21, 2014. Trotter’s been busy balancing his climbing life with being a new father, which doesn’t seem to have slowed him
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New route in Central Garhwal by Jim Elzinga and Steve House

The Alpine Mentors have been in India’s Central Garhwal for nearly a month. Despite some bad weather, they have climbed a new route. Jim Elzinga and Steve House have climbed the previously unclimbed southwest face of Brahamasar II, 1,000 metres. A message came from
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Old Baldy is OPEN to climbers

After many years of being off-limits, Old Baldy access has been secured by the Ontario Access Coalition. Southern Ontario has more people than anywhere else in Canada, but limited places to climb. To make issues worse, some of the crags suffer from ongoing access issues. The
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Two Canadians finish in top 10 at World Cup

The second round of the IFSC Asian circuit took place on Oct 17 and 18 in Wujang, China. Sean McColl finished fifth, a step up from his sixth-place finish last week. The big surprise was the presence of Canadian 19-year-old Elan Jonas McRae from Nanaimo, B.C, who finished 10th.
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White Cliffs Competition

Red Bull’s White Cliffs competition is taking place this weekend in the U.K. Some of the world’s best ice and mixed climbers have gathered to climb some of the wildest chalk routes on the planet. Over 100 metres of steep and pumpy chalk. We will have the full results
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Pee Wee climbs hard new crack

The Canadian crack-master, Jean-Pierre (Pee Wee) Ouellet, has climbed a new hard crack in Indian Creek. Pee Wee is one of the world’s best crack climbers. While visiting Indian Creek this fall, he’s managed to climb a new 5.13 crack. He named his hard new line Zebras
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Rockies Earthquake Confirmed

A small earthquake has been confirmed near the mountain town of Banff, in the Bow Valley. The 2.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded roughly four kilometres southwest of the town site, about 20 kilometres west of Canmore. Natural Resources Canada says it happened today at 5:42
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Nepal Avalanche: 28 dead and search continues

The recent avalanche in Nepal has killed at least 28 people, including four Canadians. The search continues and Canadians anxiously await messages from loved ones. There are a number of people still missing. They are from Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and a number of
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World Cup Korea Results

The first event of the Asian IFSC World Cup went down in Mokpo, Korea on the weekend. It is the first of three events in Asia and eight for the IFSC World Cup tour. Slovenian Mina Markovic took top-spot for the second year in a row, bringing her world cup gold medal count to 15.
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UPDATED Nepal Avalanche: Four Canadians and over 20 others have died

Four Canadian trekkers are among 20 people who have died in an avalanche in Nepal’s Annapurna region. Rescue efforts are ongoing, but reports say over 100 are stranded and dozens are missing. The avalanche on Wednesday killed at least four Canadians in the Annapurn
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