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The Ghost in New Hampshire Goes Free

Two climbers have free climbed a 1971 aid climb on Cannon Cliff’s Big Wall in New Hampshire. The Ghost was first climbed by Paul Ross, John Bragg and Michael Peloquin in July 1971. On Aug. 8, 2015, Will Carey reported on Mountain Project that he and Michael Larson made the
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Niagara Glen Climbers – Carry Your Permits

Police officers have been asking to see boulderers’ permits at Niagara Glen more this year than in the past. The Ontario Access Coalition has reported a rise in permit enforcing at Ontario’s Niagara Glen this summer. Climbers have been expressing frustration over the
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More Law Presence At Skaha To Prevent Theft

It has been a bad year for theft at Alberta and B.C. climbing areas and as a result, Skaha will see increased patrols. From the Rockies to Squamish, there have been dozens of reported break ins to climber’s cars and trailers. In extreme cases, motorbikes and trucks have
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New Hard Okanagan Boulder Problem is V12

Andy White continues the trend of climbing hard new problems on steep boulders in the Okanagan. Over the past few years, the Okanagan Valley has become one of Western Canada’s go-to bouldering areas and White has been at the forefront of development. “A couple nights
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Final 2015 IFSC Bouldering World Cup is This Weekend

Nearly two months after the last IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Haiyang, China, the world’s best boulderers are back and ready to contend in the last IFSC Bouldering World Cup of the season in Munich. The competition will take place in the city’s Olympic stadium, which hosted the
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Bugaboos News: Two New Big Lines Close to Applebee

The Bugaboos are one of North America’s premier alpine climbing destinations and are located in the Purcell Mountains of B.C. This year, like most others, the Kain Hut and Applebee have been busting at the seams with climbers from all over the world. The 2014/15 winter
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Large Rockfall on Popular Mount Gimli in B.C.

In what seems to be a bad year for rockfalls, another has rocked the B.C. interior. First was the large rockfall on The Cheif, then a number in Yosemite including two on Half Dome, and now another of North America’s famous peaks is shaken by a large geologic event. Mount
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Unsupported Crossing of Stikine Icecap

Børge Ousland and Vicent Colliard have completed a crossing of the Stikine Icecap, unsupported. Polar exploration legend, Børge Ousland and young explorer Vicent Colliard have successfully accomplished the unsupported crossing of the Skitine, Alaska’s southernmost ice
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El Potrero Chico Pioneer Ed Wright Dies

Ed Wright, who was often referred to as “Magic” Ed, passed away on August 5. The long-time Potrero new-router and familiar face of the northern Mexico climbing destination died of a heart attack at the age of 66, Jeff Jackson reported on Rock & Ice. Ed was married
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Psicobloc Was An Electrical Climbing Experience

One of the wildest storms of the year to hit the Salt Lake City area forced an early wrap-up of the 2015 Psicobloc Masters Series. Psicobloc was as “psycho” as it could have been, as a massive storm system brought high winds, heavy rains and lightning the Utah’s
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