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Leclerc and Haley Climb New Cerro Torre North Face Route

Marc-Andre Leclerc is quickly becoming one of Canada’s top alpinists. He’s been spending his 2014/15 winter in Patagonia. Colin Haley has long been one of the world’s best alpine climbers. They have established a new route on Cerro Torre’s north face.
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Canadian Nancy Hansen Attempting Everest From Tibet

Nancy Hansen will be heading to the north side of Mount Everest to attempt the Norton Couloir in the spring of 2015. Hansen will be teaming up with German alpinist Ralf Dujmovits for the attempt. They will be climbing without supplemental oxygen. Only five women have climbed
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Ines Papert Repeats Hard Winter Route

Ines Papert has made the second ascent of Robert Jasper’s mixed winter climb Ritter der Kokosnuss M12 WI5 located high up on the Breitwangflue at Kandersteg in Switzerland. Ritter der Kokosnuss By Ines Papert For two years, I dreamed about repeating this incredibly steep
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Sachi Amma Sends Fight or Flight

The 25-year-old Japanese climber, Sachi Amma, has sent Fight or Flight, his first 5.15b. In 2014, Amma sent Realization, his first 5.15a. Now, less than a year later, he has climbed one of the hardest routes in the world. After sending Fight or Flight, Amma wrote, “It
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Climbing Film Wins At Sundance Film Festival

The popularity of climbing is at an all-time high and things don’t seem to be slowing down. The climbing film Meru has won an award at Sundace Film Festival. Climbing has been in the news nearly everyday in 2015. We can call this the post-#DawnWall era. When
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Updated|Daniel Woods Climbs Mega Project, Confirms V16 Grade

Daniel Woods has climbed a bouldering problem on the Grandpa Peabody boulder in Bishop called the Mega Project. UPDATED on Jan. 29, 2015: Woods wrote a blog confirming the V16 grade of The Process. “The Process is the hardest physical/mental challenge within my style of
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Sir Chris Bonington to Recieve Piolets d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award

In April 2015, the 23rd Piolet’s d’Or will take place in Chamonix and Courmayeur. British climber Chris Bonington was born in 1934 in Hampstead. and will be awarded the seventh Lifetime Achievement Award. The previous recipients of the award were Walte
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Bold New Rockies Mixed Route

From the team who brought winter climbers the route Man Yoga, comes their latest addition to bold winter mixed climbing: Kahveology. Jon Walsh and Jonny Simms are no strangers to pushing it on frozen walls. Their most recent outing found them climbing the new Kahveology (the
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New Patagonia Traverse by Colin Haley and Marc-Andre Leclerc

In 2008, Colin Haley and Rolando Garibotti traversed the Torres via Travesía del Torre, a 1,900-metre 5.10 C1, that climbed north to south. Haley and Marc-Andre Leclerc have now traversed the Torres from south to north. On Jan. 16, Gripped touched base with Haley to see how the
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The Triple-Header, New Speed Record and Words With Hannah Block

On January 11, 2015, over 115 of the top sport climbers from British Columbia gathered at the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) Triple-Header at the Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich. There were many highlights from the Bouldering and Difficulty
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