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Watch Devil’s Lake Top 20 Bouldering Problems

Devil’s Lake is a state park in Wisconsin that has some of the best rock climbing in the Midwest. Over 1,600 quartzite routes are listed in the most recent guidebook. Well-known climbers such as Joe and Paul Stettner, John Gill, Lynn Hill, John Sherman, and Eric Zschieschie
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Niagara Glen Reforestation Project

The Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) is about more than just securing access to specific crags, there goal is to build relationships with everyone in the outdoor industry, including Forests Ontario. On Saturday May 2, the Niagara Parks Commission and Forests Ontario partnered up to
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Dai Koyamada Sends Longtime Project

Japanese climber, Dai Koyamada, has climbed a mega project Mount Hiei that he was introduced to three years ago. Koyamada, 38, reported on his blog (in Japanese) that the climb follow a steep crack in a granite boulder that is followed by a five-metre slab. He is yet to grade or
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James Lucas Sends Difficult El Cap Route

American climber James Lucas, who’s been called the last real dirtbag, has sent Freerider on El Cap 5.12d, 37 pitches. James Lucas has been attempting Freerider since 2011 and announced on his Instagram that he sent the classic El Cap free route in less than 15 hours. Over
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British Columbia’s Roche Lake Gets Hard New Route

The Roche Lake wall is a great crag near Roche Lake in the Kamloops area and it features the hardest climbs around Kamloops. Roche Lake has dozens of high-quality routes on steep rock. Local Pat Campbell, who spends most of his time bouldering, recently sent one of his roped
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Americans Climb Yamnuska Test-Piece: Blue Jeans 5.13

Americans Josh Wharton and Hayden Kennedy climb Yamnuska’s Blue Jeans 5.13. Wharton had visited the steep Yamnuska route twice before, but it was Kennedy’s first go. Neither climber is a stranger to the Canadian Rockies as both have ticked a number of the area’s
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Choriboulder -Chile’s Best Bouldering is Threatened by Mining

Found in the heart of the Chilean Andes, this quiet area has alot of potential for difficult problems and a keen local scene. Chilean climber, Carlos Lastra Barros, reached out to us to let us know that, “The area is currently threatened by a mining project that aims to
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Angie Scarth-Johnson: 10 Years Old and Crushing in Spain

Angie Scarth-Johnson has wrapped up a six-week trip to Spain where she sent dozens of hard routes, but really turned it up during the last week. “Today was my last day of climbing in Spain I managed to do another 5.13a La Sombra del Viento,” wrote Scarth-Johnson on
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Dean Potter Sets New Half Dome Running Record

Dean Potter has a number of records to his name, from speed climbing to highlining, and can now be known as a ultra runner or as Potter calls it, an “ultra climber.” On May 3, 43-year-old Potter started his journey at the Sierra Point Trailhead and two hours and 17
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Chris Sharma Onsights 5.14b in Spain

Chris Sharma is one of the world’s most accomplished climbers with sends of the some of the most difficult routes in the sport. He recently onsighted a 5.14b in Catalonia, Spain. “It’s been great to just go with the flow these days,” said Sharma on his
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