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Recent Hard Sends by Canadians

Summer is in full effect in Canada and that means projects are going down from east to west. In Quebec, Olivier Turgeon has sent L’Italienne 5.13c and La Polonaise 5.13d at Kamarouska. In the fall of 2014, Turgeon sent his project of the year, Le Patient 5.14a at
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Watch a Heady Deep Water Solo

One of the most incredible parts of deep water soloing is the thrill of exploration that the discipline offers. New routing above the ocean doesn’t require bags of equipment, logistical planning or technical know-how, but rather a pair of shoes and a curious spirit. It was
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Karakorum Storm: Death on Broad Peak and K2 Climbers Stalled

It is summit-push season in the high Karakorum and while climbers approach the tops of Broad Peak and K2, a storm is wreaking havoc. Heavy snows and warm temperatures are to blame for a recent avalanche below Camp 1 on Broad Peak that injured several climbers and took the life of
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Brette Harrington Makes Third Free Ascent of Edge of Pan!

Squamish-based crusher Brette Harrington has made the third ascent and first female ascent of Edge of Pan 5.13 on the Pan Wall on The Chief. The Edge of Pan was first free-climbed in 2011 by Sonnie Trotter. One week ago, Harrington and American climber Jesse Huey rappelled in for
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Nina Caprez and Marc le Menestrel Repeat Old Swiss Route

Swiss climber Nina Caprez and French climber Marc le Menestrel have climbed Hannibals Alptraum in the Ratikon Mountains of Switzerland. The difficult route was first climbed in 1986 by Martin Scheel and Robert Bosch and ascends to the right of the popular hard route called
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Vikki Weldon Sends Hard Squamish Crack

Vikki Weldon has climbed her hardest gear climb to date with her send of Adder Crack. On Fri. July 17, Vikki pieced together the difficult moves of one of Squamish’s 5.13a cracks called Adder Crack, and joined a small group of Canadian women who have sent a 5.13 gear climb.
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Sean McColl Finishes Top-Five at Briancon World Cup

The second stage of the 2015 Lead World Cup took place in Briancon, France on July 17 and 18. The athletes who competed at the Briancon World Cup weren’t put off by the scattered rain showers that fell on the outdoor event, which had two Canadians advance to semi-finals.
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The 2015 Jackalope Competition

The Jackalope Festival took place in Montreal from July 17 to 19 and featured a number of action sports. The event had skateboarding, BMX and climbing competitions and drew thousands of people to spectate and participate. The climbing competition took place on a World Cup-style
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Old Shannon Falls Route is Re-Cleaned

The rapid growth of vegetation in Squamish means routes must be kept up-to-date and climbed regularly or they’ll be lost beneath moss and shrubbery. Kris Wild recently unearthed Jump to Lightspeed near Shannon Falls in Squamish. “Just wanted to let folks know that I
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Sean McColl in Finals at Briancon Lead World Cup

Watch the finals of the second stage of the 2015 #IFSCwc Lead World Cup in Briancon, France. Despite a close semi-finals, McColl, who was tied with  Domen Skofic and Loic Timmerans, advanced to the finals in eighth place because of qualifications’ results. Canadian Elan
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