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Nicolas Favresse Sends India’s Hardest Sport Route on Natural Gear

Nicolas Favresse has sent India’s hardest sport route Ganesh 5.14a using only natural protection.   Ganesh Report by Favresse The Belgian sender Nicolas Favresse sent the route last week at Badami in India. He placed his own gear on lead and said it was one of the best trad
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New Winter Route on Big Rockies Rock Wall

Above Canmore stands a 400-metre face of limestone with varying degrees of solidness. Ian Welsted made a point of exploring the big wall this winter. Surprisingly, many of the most obvious lines were unclimbed as of 2015. Approach as for Kurihara On Welsted’s and Al
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YoungHye Kwon Climbs the World’s Hardest Mixed Routes

Korean mixed climber, YoungHye Kwon, recently traveled the world to climb the hardest mixed routes in one season. The routes he sent were Steel Koan M13+ in Cineplex Cave of Canadian Rockies, Mustang M14 in East Vail, U.S., IronMan M14+ in Eptingen, Switzerland, which is the
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Watch as Adam Ondra Attempts to Flash Dreamcatcher 5.14d

On Mon., Feb. 16, Adam Ondra attempted to become the first climber to flash Squamish’s Dreamcatcher 5.14d. Adam Ondra made his first visit to Canada for the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival in February 2015. On his first climbing day, he sent Silent Menace
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Everest’s Standard Route to Change Through Khumbu Icefall

The 2014 avalanche on Mount Everest, which killed 16 Sherpa guides, has motivated authorities to change the path through the Khumbu. The original 1953 route passed the Khumbu Icefall on climber’s left, but now the route will climb the centre of the Icefall. The director of
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Youth Bouldering National Champions Crowned in Burlington

Over the weekend, top youth climbers across the country gathered at Climber’s Rock in Burlington, Ontario to vie for top honours at the 2015 Canadian National Youth Bouldering Competition.  To see more photos from the comp, check out Matt Chapman’s Flickr Page. The
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2015 Canadian National Youth Bouldering Competition

This weekend, top youth climbers across the country vie for National Bouldering titles at the 2015 Canadian National Youth Bouldering Competition, at Climber’s Rock in Burlington, Ontario. Qualifiers took place on Sat., Feb. 14 and photographer Matt Chapman brought us a
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Sachi Amma Continues Sending Spree

Sachi Amma has quickly joined the ranks of Adam Ondra and Alex Megos with his recent sends. This week, 8a.nu reported that Amma sent Catxasa 5.15a after three tries on his current trip and one trip last year. Amma Climbs Force Extension Amma Climbs 5.15b Amma Realizes 5.15a Dani
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Missing Climber’s Body Recovered

The body of a missing Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue Technician who went missing on Feb. 5, was recovered today by Parks Canada. On Wed. Feb. 11, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Parks Canada Visitor Safety specialists recovered Mark Salesse’s body from under nearly
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New Rockies Ice Climb: Lake O’Hara’s Happy and Ugly World

The Lake O’Hara mountains have a number of summer alpine routes and winter ski descents. A handful of waterfall ice climbs have been done, but because of bad avalanche conditions, few ascents go done every winter. Report by Maarten van Haeren After an excellent hint from
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