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Nathan Hall Climbs His First Squamish V11

Nathan Hall is a Squamish-based climber who recently sent one of the area’s classic hard boulder problems. Originally from Saskatchewan, 29-year-old Hall is an all-round climber with a number of hard boulders and routes under his belt. In 2013, Hall sent Ghost King V11 in
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Everest 2015: Last Team Calls It Quits – Season Over

In what can only be described as the most devastating season for not only Everest and all of Nepal’s mountaineering industry, but for the millions of residents of Nepal whose lives are changed forever, team Himex has announced their decision to leave Everest Basecamp. After
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The Chad Kellogg Memorial Route

Chad Kellogg was an American alpinist who was tragically killed in Patagonia in February, 2014, by rockfall on Fitz Roy. Kellogg and his climbing partner Jens Holsten had climbed the Afanassieff Route on the northwest ridge of Fitz Roy. After reaching the top on Feb. 14, they
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Everest: Climbing to Resume from Nepal

Despite the obvious signs the Everest season should be canceled, the mountain will remain open from Nepal and the Ice Doctors will rebuild the route through the Khumbu Icefall. Eighteen climbers died during the fatal avalanche, but unlike the season-ending snow-slide of 2014,
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Dani Arnold’s New Matterhorn Speed Record

Dani Arnold sets a new speed record at the north face of the Matterhorn by climbing the North Face in one-hour and 46 minutes.  Arnold, the exceptional 30-year-old climber from Switzerland, has made a name for himself all over the world for his extraordinary achievements in mixed
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The Siwash Rock Highline in Stanley Park

Overlooking the English Bay tankers, and a picturesque sunset beyond, three Vancouver-based slackliners strung up and walked a line between Siwash Rock and the cliff above Stanley Park’s Seawall. By Drew Copeland Many people traveling on the path beneath were curious about
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New Alaska Route: Mount Deborah is Bad to the Bone

Mount Deborah is a 3,761-metre peak in Alaska that has attracted climbers to its icy walls for decades. The first ascent was up the South Ridge in 1954 by Fred Beckey, Henry Meybohm, Heinrich Harrer. The most recent new route was climbed by Will Sim and Jon Griffith up the
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Everest: “Season Closed,” – Raphael Slawinski

Following the earthquake and aftershocks in Nepal that caused avalanches on and around Mount Everest that killed a number of people, the climbing season has been closed. The first word of the closing from the north side came to us from Raphael Slawinski, “We just came out of a
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Toronto Porn Theatre To Become Climbing Gym

Toronto’s newest climbing gym is set to open sometime in late 2015 at 677 Bloor Street West, the home of the once-popular Metro Theatre. The new Bloor Street climbing gym will be called Basecamp and climbers can expect a modern Walltopia-designed wall. With vertical to
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Watch Ashima Shiriashi Send Open Your Mind Direct

During her spring break, 13-year-old Ashima Shiraishi flew from her home in New York City to climb in Catalunya’s famous Santa Linya Cave. At 11 years old, Shiraishi became the youngest 5.14b and 5.14c climber. Adam Ondra was the first 13-year-old to send 5.14d. While on
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