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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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Ontario’s New Big Thunder Wall Has A Multi-Pitch 5.12

The Big Thunder Wall is a 75-metre basalt cliff in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and has yielded a number of difficult long routes. In the early 2000s, Jeff Hammerich and Dave Benton climbed a dozen new routes at an area known as Lost Falls. A number of sport routes and other long
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Evan Hau Sends Hard New Rockies Route

The Canadian Rockies have thousands of sport routes, but with so much untouched rock it’s easy to find new and esthetic routes close to home. Calgary-based crusher Evan Hau recently found a new wall to develop and called it the Apocalypse Cave. The first route Hau developed
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Watch the 2015 Arc’teryx Squamish Climbing Academy Video

Three days of international speakers, educational seminars and clinics on topics related to climbing. This year’s festival features clinics and workshops in the Squamish Valley as well as the Sea To Sky Gondola. Read Drew Copeland’s article on the sold-out West Coast
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Nina Williams Climbs Her First V13

Nina Williams is one of the world’s strongest female boulderers and she recently had two major accomplishments in South Africa. Having spent the better part of the summer at Rocklands in South Africa, Williams has sent a number of hard problems, the most difficult was Ray
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Another Huge Half Dome Rockfall

Taylor Sincich witnessed and reported a rockfall on Yosemite’s Half Dome on July 15. On July 2 or 3, a large rockfall occurred on the Northwest Face of Half Dome a.k.a the Regular Route, which removed large sections of pitch 12. Watch a video from Andrew Broadhead about the
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Jesse Huey Repeats Edge of Pan 5.13 in Squamish

American sender Jesse Huey has made the second free ascent of the difficult The Edge of Pan. The Edge of Pan is on the Pan Wall on The Chief in Squamish and was first freed by Sonnie Trotter in 2011. The route has one of the most esthetic corner pitches on the West Coast. The
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