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A short story about Jacopo Larcher’s discovery of crack- and trad climbing. What is crack climbing? What does it mean? In America, it is one of the most known and practiced types of climbing, but in Europe it is still “unfamiliar and mysterious.” The video shows
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New Moderate Mixed Route in Rockies: Soft Coire

Jay Mills is one of the Rockies’ leading guides and new routers. He has now climbed a number of new routes in the Coire Dubh area on Lodder Peak. After the December cold snap, Mill and his partner Julian headed up the ice pitches on Coire Dubh and climbed the standard M5
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Shivling: the Perfect Attempt

In September 2014, Daniela Teixeira and Paulo Rox made an attempt on Shivling in the Indian Himalayas. Their decision to bail was timely, as the following day a storm came that killed 40 people in Nepal. Teixeira and Rox’s initial plan was to attempt the unclimbed east spur
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Ice Climbing World Cup Coming To America

An astounding 11 Canadians have registered to compete at the first UIAA ice climbing world cup to take place in the States. The 18th annual Bozeman Ice Festival (BIFF) includes the inaugural UIAA Bozeman World Cup and North American Ice Climbing Championships, a two-day film
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Photo: Shane Murdoch

Youth Movement: Canadian Junior National Team Shine at Youth Pan Am

Team Canada had a terrific showing at the 2014 IFSC Youth PAN AM Championship, which took place in Mexico City on Nov. 26 to 30, with a number of standout performances from one of the deepest talent youth team in recent memory. Robert Stewart-Patterson came to Youth Pan Am after
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Results from Tour de Bloc at Altitude and The Hive

On Dec. 6, competitors went head-to-head during the fourth week of the Tour de Bloc. The two events went down at Quebec’s Altitude Gym and Vancouver’s The Hive. The fourth week of the Tour de Bloc circuit had two events take place on the same day, one in B.C. and one in Quebec.
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Hardest Mixed Pitch in North America: Sent!

Will Mayo and Ryan Vachon worked the moves to a variation to The Mustang M14- in East Vail, Colorado and Mayo took it to the top. Mayo wrote on his Facebook, “Ryan sent the rig all the way to the last bolt below the thin ice finish, took, lowered off, and said, ‘I
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Tour de Bloc at Altitude and The Hive this weekend

Heading into the fourth week of the 2014/15 Tour de Bloc comp season, this weekend will be a busy one. The Tour de Bloc was established in 2003 with the aim of promoting competitive climbing in Canada through a structured bouldering circuit. Setting at The Hive It started as a
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Books for climbers; top winter reads

Cold days and short daytime hours offer prime reading conditions. Here are the top climbing-related reads for winter 2014. Scroll to the bottom for cover shots. The Calling by Barry Blanchard Blanchard’s much-awaited memoirs. A portrait of the power of mountains to lift us
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Banner Year For Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold is undoubtedly the world’s most popular soloist. From Mexico and Patagonia to Yosemite and Squamish, 2014 was a big year for Honnold. Honnold started 2014 with a solo of the Owen’s River Gorge route Towering Inferno, a five-pitch 5.11b and Gape Index
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