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Knut Rokne is Retiring after 15 Years of Dedicated Coaching

Knut Rokne has been coaching in Calgary for 15 years. As one of the most respected and experienced Canadian climbing coaches, Knut is currently the head coach of the competitive team at the Calgary Climbing Centre (CCC). He is set to retire from coaching at the end of March. Knut
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Mason Earle Sends Moab Crack Project

Mason Earle is one of the world’s best crack climbers and has recently sent a multi-year project. After three years of effort, Earle climbed his new route at Bartlett Wash near Moab. He graded the overhanging crack 5.14- and said the opening sequence is a burly V8 and is
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Miles Adamson’s New V9 at Gonzales Creek

Watch Miles Adamson, one of Canada’s boldest highball boulderers, climb his new route Algorithm V9 at Gonzales Creek. Adamson has climbed a number of hard boulder problems in and around Squamish. Visit his Sendage card to check out his latest accomplishments. A few years
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Watch Alex Megos Climb Lucid Dreaming

In January, Alex Megos climbed the difficult Lucid Dreaming in Bishop, his hardest boulder to date. After 11 days of effort, Megos did the sought-after third ascent of the V15 on the Grandpa Peabody Boulder. Red Bull has released this film by Ken Etzel documenting Megos’
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Robson Gmoser, Leading Ski Guide and Adventurer, Killed in Avalanche

On March 10, Robson Gmoser was caught in an avalanche and despite efforts by other skiers, he passed away shortly after. Robson, 45, was undoubtedly one of the finest ski guides in Western Canada. On Tuesday, he was guiding at the Sorcerer Lodge near Glacier National Park. Around
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New Ontario Rock Climbing Film

This new film will get you fired up for summer. This great video features some of Ontario’s finest sport climbing along the escarpment. Southern Ontario limestone offers very technical and heady climbing. Over the last few years, a number of long, hard routes have been
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Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold Among the 2015 Piolet d’Or Recipients

The 2015 Piolet d'Or will be awarded to three of the most outstanding climbs from 2014.
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Slesse’s Heart Of Darkness Climbed At Last!

Slesse Mountain is one of British Columbia’s must-climb peaks and still has a number of daring unclimbed lines. Perry Beckham, Greg Child and Joe Buszowski attempted the route in the early 1980s and dubbed the couloir between the Northeast Ridge and North Rib, the Heart of
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Joe Rockhead’s Tour De Bloc Nationals and CEC Regionals

On March 7 and 8, Joe Rockhead’s hosted the 2014/15 Tour De Bloc Nationals /CEC Regionals. Photos and Report by Aidas Odonelis Over 40 men and 20 women competed through a qualifying round with only eight climbers from each advancing to the final round. Full Results A
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Chris Sharma Sends New 5.15b/c

Chris Sharma has done it again, proving he is still one of the world’s strongest sport climbers. On March 7, Sharma made the first ascent of El Bon Combat 5.15b/c. He described the route as the The “King Line.” El Bon Combat is located at Cova de Ocell, about 40
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