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Watch EpicTV’s Adam Ondra Training Videos

EpicTV’s newest team member, Adam Ondra, is training harder than ever.  EpicTV said, “Athletes like Adam Ondra aren’t simply born, they’re made. And as we’re about to discover, the making takes time, dedication and more than a dash of masochism.
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The 2015 Beaver Valley Climbing Festival

The third annual Beaver Valley Climbing Festival is back and promises to be bigger than ever. On July 11, Ontario Access Coalition and On the Rocks Climbing Guides presents the third annual Beaver Valley Climbing Festival. Last year’s event was a huge success and everyone
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EpicTV and Their April Fools Joke?

EpicTV is so tapped into the scene of climbing, they’re the first to report the first ascent of a possible 5.15d in the Chamonix area. Given that it’s April Fools, it seems more likely that this is a well-timed prank. While details are fuzzy and there’s no video
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Alex Megos Continues Sending Spree In Australia

Alex Megos made quick work of the Sydney, Australia problem Double Demerit V14 at Sunnyside. Megos traveled to Australia after his trip to Japan. Within only a few days, he’s sent many of the area’s testpiece routes. He started his trip with a V11, V12 and V13 in
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Early Season Sends on Bow Valley Rock

There is still skiing to be had, ice fat and climbable, but on the Bow Valley’s south facing rock walls, it’s game on for rock climbers. Of course with the sun comes the ticks and they’ve been out in full force. Nearly every climber has reported having at least
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Top 15 Hard Rockies Must-Climb Multi-Pitch

The Canadian Rockies have some of the biggest walls in Canada and over the last 20 years climbers have been laboring to establish long, well protected routes. If you like steep, hard and challenging lines, look no further. These are the hardest long routes in the Rockies. The
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Ashima Shiraishi Sends Another One!

American climber Ashima Shiraishi, 13, is currently on spring break in Spain. Last week she sent what might be a 5.15a, making her the first woman and youngest climber ever to send the grade. Ashima seems to be surprising herself these days as she updated her Instagram with,
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Jonathan Siegrist Sends La Rambla 5.15a

American climber Jonathan Siegrist recently sent La Rambla 5.15a. In the fall of 2014, he visited Ontario’s Lion’s Head and previous to that he climbed Realization 5.15a.  Alex Huber made the first ascent in 1994 and it was repeated nine years later by Ramón Julián
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Sean Isaac’s Journey from Pro Climber to Musician

For anyone familiar with ice/mixed climbing in North America, the name Sean Isaac is synonymous with some of the sport’s hardest and earliest routes. Here’s the story of how Sean went from stein pulls to six strings. Away from the bolted caves and hard multi-pitch mixed
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Alex Honnold Climbs Punks in the Gym

Alex Honnold is currently climbing in Australia and managed to tick the classic Punks in the Gym, which was first climbed the year Honnold was born. According to 8a.nu, Honnold has 801 ascents to his name in their database and the most recently added was Punks in the Gym. Honnold
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