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Cory Hall (1989-2014)

Canadian climber Cory Hall has died in a climbing accident in Peru while climbing the 5,885-metre Mount Piramide. I first met Cory during one of his Rockies trips. He rolled into Canmore to climb some of the bigger mountains, some of the classic routes. I knew when I met him that
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New Route at Back of the Lake

Craig McGee has established a fun looking 40-metre 5.11 at Back of the Lake in Alberta. McGee established Back in the Saddle 5.11b at the Outhouse Area. The route is between Public Enemy and Pub Night. McGee said that because of the length of the route he has installed a number
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Climbing the Classics: The Face

Mammut brings us episode four of the series Reclimbing the Classics. Barbara Bacher climbs Jerry Moffat’s 1983 route The Face 8a+ (5.13+) in Southern Frankenjura. Related Episodes one and two Episode three                  
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Brooke Raboutou, V13 at 13 years old

Brooke Raboutou, 13, has sent Fragile Steps in Rocklands, South Africa, her first V13. Brooke has been pushing the limits of her age group since she started climbing nearly a decade ago. With this send, she is in the company of only a few other girls who have sent V13, one being
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New Route in Canada’s Selkirks

Mount Sir Donald is nestled atop Rogers Pass, B.C., its northwest ridge is one of Canada’s classic climbs. Colin Haley and Sarah Hart established a new route up Sir Donald’s north face during the third week of June, they named it Sashimi Don. They climbed the
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Chamonix Dispatches, June 22 – Acclimatization

Chamonix is nestled into the valley between the Aiguille Rouges and Aiguille du Midi. It is widely regarded as the birthplace of alpinism and is at the cutting-edge of modern mountain sports. Gripped editor Brandon Pullan is in Chamonix for a month, at first for the Arc’teryx
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Hukkataival and Megos take skills to new heights

Nalle Hukkataival and Alex Megos have put their skills to the test on some big routes. Hukkataival climbed one of Beat Kammerlander’s incredible six-pitch routes in Ratikon called Silbergeier 5.14a. Hukkataival reported on Facebook: We managed to climb the legendary
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New speed record for female soloist on The Nose

Jes Meiris, a climbing guide from Colorado, climbed The Nose 5.9, C2 in only 27 hours, beating the previous record by nearly four days. The 32-year-old Meiris had climbed the route six times before setting out on June 7 set the new record. The previous record was hel
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Big New Squamish Route: Written in Stone

There seems to be no end to the potential of the walls above Squamish. Colin Moorhead and Andre Ike have established an incredible looking line up the Prow Wall. The pair climbed the route on June 12, after cleaning and establishing the line. From Squamish Climbing Source: An
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New Route on Kooshdakhaa Spire

In Feb. 2014, we announced that Canadian Max Fisher and American Erik Bonnett won the Copp-Dash Award for the  first ascent of a 700-metre spire that forms the southern summit of Kooshdakhaa in the eastern Alaska/northern Yukon Coast Mountains. By Max Fisher Over the past 21 days
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