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Watch First Ascent of Squamish 5.12

Watch Stu Smith make the first free ascent of a hard route on a new wall at Squamish’s Smoke Bluffs. This route is called Magic Crystals 5.12b was established last summer by Ryan McNutt, but wasn’t freed. “The route, although short, is quite good and climbs a
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Ouray Ice Festival 2016 Results

The Ouray Ice Festival took place on Jan. 16 and 17 and had a number of international climbers attend. A video by Conrad Anker of a water pipe exploding at the Ouray Ice Festival went viral on the weekend. No one was injured and the climber next to the gushing water has a story
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Results from Alberta Provincials at the Hanger

The Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) and Alberta Climbing Association’s Youth to Open comp took place on Jan. 17. The Hanger is a new gym in Calgary and it was a great place for this competition. Climbers from B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan came together for the big event. There
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Results from ACA Comp at Calgary’s Hanger

Qualifying results from the CEC National Series and Alberta Climbing Association’s combined Youth/Open Boulder Competition on Jan. 16. The qualifying round had a number of strong climbers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C. Here are a few photos by Calgary climber Philip Quade:
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Results from UBS Comp at Guelph Grotto

The first University Bouldering Series (USB) comp of 2016 took place at the Guelph Grotto on Jan. 16. Lots of university students/climbers travelled to Guelph for the big event. Read an interview with Max Summerlee, the president of the USB, here. Lots of familiar faces from the
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Watch Pipe Burst at Ouray Ice Fest!

Conrad Anker caught the action after a pipe burst at the Ouray Ice Festival on Jan. 16. A number of Canadians are at the popular winter event and the competition wall is far from the flowing water, so the show will go on. Done sprung a leak. A video posted by Conrad Anker
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Short Story on Chris Snobeck’s Mustang M14- Send

Chris Snobeck from Denver recently sent The Mustang P-51, an M14- in Colorado. Story by Sam Sala Tying in, Chris flashes me the same laser-focused, yet serene smile I’ve seen so many times, the one that always seems to tell me this will be the go that counts. This burn, his
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Watch a Ski Descent of Steep B.C. Couloir

Watch a ski descent by Brette Harrington and Marc-Andre Leclerc of Lady Peak’s Northeast Couloir. The steep route is in the Cheam Range of southwestern B.C. Leclerc wrote, “From the summit ridge of the peak, a mixture of belayed skiing, lowering from buried skis and
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Alberta Provincials at Calgary’s Hanger

The CEC National Series and Alberta Climbing Association’s combined Youth/Open Boulder Competition is on Jan. 16 and 17. The event will be held at the Calgary Climbing Centre’s new Hanger location. There are two head setters, Dustin Curtis is in charge of Open and
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Watch Solo of Yosemite’s Big Ice Climb!

Vitaliy Musiyenko made the first known solo of the 300-metre Widow’s Tears WI5 in Yosemite at the start of 2016. The ice route rarely forms and was first climbed by Mark Chapman and Kevin Worrall over three days in 1975. Musiyenko has made a number of trips to Canada. In
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