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Climbing Film Wins At Sundance Film Festival

The popularity of climbing is at an all-time high and things don’t seem to be slowing down. The climbing film Meru has won an award at Sundace Film Festival. Climbing has been in the news nearly everyday in 2015. We can call this the post-#DawnWall era. When
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Niagara Falls Finally Climbed

Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken have climbed Niagara Falls and in doing so continued the recent climbing media blitz started by the #DawnWall. In October 1829, a man Sam Patch, who called himself “the Yankee Leapster,” became the first person to jump over the falls and
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The 2015 MEC Ice Climbing Fest

Mountain Equipment Co-op, in partnership with Banff Snow Days, is pleased to announce that The MEC Ice Climbing Festival will be held over three days from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2015 in the heart of Banff. Visit MEC for more details 
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Updated|Daniel Woods Climbs Mega Project, Confirms V16 Grade

Daniel Woods has climbed a bouldering problem on the Grandpa Peabody boulder in Bishop called the Mega Project. UPDATED on Jan. 29, 2015: Woods wrote a blog confirming the V16 grade of The Process. “The Process is the hardest physical/mental challenge within my style of
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Sir Chris Bonington to Recieve Piolets d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award

In April 2015, the 23rd Piolet’s d’Or will take place in Chamonix and Courmayeur. British climber Chris Bonington was born in 1934 in Hampstead. and will be awarded the seventh Lifetime Achievement Award. The previous recipients of the award were Walte
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Bold New Rockies Mixed Route

From the team who brought winter climbers the route Man Yoga, comes their latest addition to bold winter mixed climbing: Kahveology. Jon Walsh and Jonny Simms are no strangers to pushing it on frozen walls. Their most recent outing found them climbing the new Kahveology (the
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New Patagonia Traverse by Colin Haley and Marc-Andre Leclerc

In 2008, Colin Haley and Rolando Garibotti traversed the Torres via Travesía del Torre, a 1,900-metre 5.10 C1, that climbed north to south. Haley and Marc-Andre Leclerc have now traversed the Torres from south to north. On Jan. 16, Gripped touched base with Haley to see how the
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Interview with SCBC’s President Iain Stewart-Patterson

Iain Stewart-Patterson is the president of Sport Climbing B.C. (SCBC) and is based in Kamloops. Stweart-Patterson started working in Adventure Education in 1979 and has been an instructor in the Adventure Studies Department at Thompson River University since 1992. As a fully
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Dawn Wall Team on Ellen DeGeneres

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, fresh from their now-famous Dawn Wall push appeared on live cable television. After 19 days on Dawn Wall, more media than they could handle and a lost voice, Caldwell and Jorgeson stepped in front of America once again. This time, they were
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The Triple-Header, New Speed Record and Words With Hannah Block

On January 11, 2015, over 115 of the top sport climbers from British Columbia gathered at the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) Triple-Header at the Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich. There were many highlights from the Bouldering and Difficulty
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