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Ice Climbing Welcomed at Youth Olympics 2016

The UIAA has announced that ice climbing will be part of the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. From Feb. 12 to 21, top youth athletes in a number of sports will be heading to Norway to compete. Ice Climbing will part of the Sjoggfest (meaning snow festival and
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Tom Ballard Sends New European D15-

Tom Ballard has sent his new D15- project in the Italian Dolomites. Tom Ballard is the son of the famous alpinist Alison Hargreaves, who died on K2 in 1995 at the age of 33. Alison was pregnant with Tom with she climbed the north face of the Eiger. In the winter of 2014/15,
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Watch a 60-metre Squamish Rope Swing!

Watch this film by Kris and Ryan Harris of a massive 60-metre Squamish rope swing! iPhone6 – 200ft Rope Swing – Squamish Chief from Beacon Media Group on Vimeo.
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Watch a Squamish Climbing Video

Watch Mason Pitchel climb the classic Sesame Street and Andrew Mckean send his first V10, King Kong. INCREDIBLE NEW CRAG DISCOVERED IN SQUAMISH, BC from Mason Pitchel on Vimeo.
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The New Grivel Captive Carabiner

Stevie Haston presents the new Grivel Captive carabiner, the anti cross-loading carabiner. Cross-loading happens when a carabiner is stressed on its minor axis. Carabiners are strongest when stressed on their major axis meaning directly in line, vertically, along the spine. When
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David Lama and Conrad Anker Attempt Nepal Peak

In Nov. 2015, David Lama and Conrad Anker climbed to a new highpoint on the headwall of Lunag Ri, a 6,907-metre peak on the border of Nepal and Tibet. The Austrian-American team gave everything to be the first to reach the virgin summit. In the end, due to freezing temperatures
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New Fitz Roy Route and Patagonia Season Highlights

Like many Patagonia seasons previous, this is a busy one with a number of big sends. The most recent news is the big new route climbed by Quinn Brett, Max Barlerin and Michael Lukens. Called a “mega line” on Pataclimb.com, the new route climbs 13 pitches on the south
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Shauna Coxsey and Training With a Finger Injury

Finger injuries can end a climber’s session, season or year and knowing how to prevent and care for them is important. In this clip, Shauna Coxsey trains for a World Cup while resting an injured finger. “She was always adamant that she didn’t want to work with a
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B.C. Comp at Edge Photos and Results

The first Sport Climbing B.C. (SCBC) comp of 2016 took place at The Edge in Vancouver. On Jan. 23 and 24, top climbers made their way to The Edge for one of the biggest comps of the season, the B.C. Bouldering Provincials. Top senders Sean McColl and Mathilde Becerra won the Open
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Watch a Send of a Classic Squamish Line

Another great video from Stu Smith of a send from the Squamish Smoke Bluffs. The route was first climbed by Peter Croft and Tami Knight at 5.11b. As Smith wrote, “There were two bolts protecting the roof and lip, luckily they were chopped leaving a pure gear protected route
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