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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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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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Janja Garnbreat Makes Historic Onsight

Slovenian Janja Garnbret has made her hardest onsight to date, Avatar 5.13d at Pandora in Croatia. The 15-year-old has won eight straight IFSC youth comps. She then sent Scat 5.14a in two attempts. Last year she climbed Pura Vida V12. She is possibly the youngest climber to
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PEI’s New Rock Climbing Wall

Prince Edward Island has its first climbing gym thanks to some local climbers who had no where to train in the winter. The new climbing wall is in Stratford, PEI and is the first year-round climbing facility on the island. Red Rock Climbing Wall The project was headed by Daniel
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Alex Johnson Sends Her Project The Swoop

The strong American boulderer Alex Johnson has sent her Red Rocks project and called it The Swoop. Alex Johnson wrote on her Facebook page: “The Swoop is a project no more. I stuck this move for the first time ever on Friday and took it to the top. This was my baby, I found
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The Greenwood/Locke Gets a Second (Known) Winter Ascent

The Greenwood/Locke is one of Canada’s most classic alpine climbs. Alik Berg and Skiy DeTray have made the second winter ascent on record. It’s possible the route has been climbed in winter by others. The first winter ascent was by Raphael Slawinski and Ben Firth in
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New Bold Austrian Mixed Route: Optimist

Michael Wohlleben and Joachim Feger have climbed the Optimist, a new 1,300-metre M6 up the West Face of Schneefernerkopf in the Wetterstein range in Austria. Optimist- First ascent in the Wetterstein mountains By Michael Wohlleben I had this line for a long time in my eyes. We
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Squamish’s Original Guidebook Now Online

The first climbing guide to Squamish was published in 1967. The University of British Columbia’s Varsity Outdoor Club (VOC) has recently digitized it for everyone to enjoy. Artem Babaian is the secretary of the VOC. He was recently involved in a project to digitize the
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Marc-Andre Leclerc and His Epic Patagonia Solo

Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc has made one of the most wild solos ever in Patagonia. During his multi-month trip, he’s turned from a Patagonia rookie to a veteran of the South American destination. Leclerc has made the seventh solo ascent of Cerro Torre and the first solo of
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