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Canadian Crusher Thomasina Pidgeon Profile

Thomasina Pidgeon has spent the last 21 years as one of Canada’s top climbers. She is based in B.C. and makes regular trips to Europe and other international climbing locations. She was the first Canadian woman to climb V12 and has sent a number to date, including
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Nathan Hall Continues Sends into New Year

Nathan Hall is a West Coast climber who has been touring American boulders since late November. In December, Hall sent some hard problems at Bishop, the Kraft Boulders and Red Rocks, including Iron Fly V9, Angel Dyno V7, Timmy’s Problem V9, Fear of the Black Hat V9,
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Patagonia, Psycho Vertical and a Second Ascent

Psycho Vertical on Torre Egger was first climbed nearly three decades ago. Korra Pesce reported on social media that he and four others made the impressive second ascent of the 1986 route. At the 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, famous climber Simone Moro said that the
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Basecamp Podcast Conversation with Majka Burhardt

Majka Burhardt is a climber, filmmaker and author who has spent two decades exploring remote areas around the world. Burhardt is the executive producer of Waypoint Namibia and founder of LEGADO, an initiative which inspired the forthcoming film, Namuli, about her climbing and
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Edu Marin is on a Roll With More 5.15s

Over a decade ago, Edu Marin was the Youth World Champion and a few years later won nearly ever Lead World Cup in a season. Edu Marin has climbed Seleciion Anal 5.15a in Santa Linya. The hard Spain route was first climbed in 2013 by Ramon Julian Puigblanque. Marin sent his first
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Anthony Richards Sending Ontario V11

Watch Anthony Richards send The Gunt V11 at Niagara Glen in Ontario. This short film is by Gripped’s new film editor Adam Wojtkowiak who captured Richards sending on a mild Jan. 6, 2016.
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Regan Kennedy on Projects, Hueco and More

Regan Kennedy is a Calgary-based climber who has travelled to many international destinations for bouldering.  Kennedy recently returned to Canada from a short trip to Hueco Tanks in Texas. While bouldering is one of her main focuses, it’s not the only one. In 2015, she
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Will Mayo’s New Warhawk is M14

Watch Will Mayo send his new link-up in East Vail, it climbs the first 25 meters of The Mustang M14- roof into Red Beard M12 to a crux finish on one-arm lock-offs on thin ice. “This is the most challenging and the most exciting sport mixed climb I have ever done.”
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American Alpine Club President Dies in Avalanche

Doug Walker was the president of the American Alpine Club and an accomplished climber and backcountry enthusiast. Walker, 64, died after being caught in an avalanche while snowshoeing on Granite Mountain in Washington. His group waited for him at the trailhead and launched a
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New Thin Ice Routes in Northern Ontario

It was a slow start to the ice climbing season in most of Canada, but with the recent cooling it seems new routes are forming. At the popular Orient Bay north of Nipigon, Bryce Brown and Nick Buda, who have climbed numerous new routes together, climbed three likely-new routes.
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