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New Squamish Crag is Family Friendly

Tess Egan and her husband, Jason Robinson, have developed a new crag in Squamish called the Playground. Along the way, Kye Egan-Robinson, made one of the youngest first ascents ever. After discovering the potential crag, Tess had to convince her husband that it was worth the
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El Cap’s Newest Free Route: The Heart Route

Mason Earle, 26, has made the first free ascent of the Heart Route on El Capitan and his partner, Brad Gobright, 27, freed everything but a few metres. The 1970 route up the southwest face of El Cap was first climbed by Scott Davis and Chuck Kroger. The Heart formation is a
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Mount Logan Success, Storms and Helicopters

In May and June, three highly experienced climbers were attempting to traverse Mount Logan. After reaching the summit they were forced to spend a week above 5,000 metres in snow caves until a helicopter picked them up. Bryce Brown and his two partners flew on May 16 from the
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California Rock-Fall in “Bermuda Triangle of Yosemite”

On June 14, a rock slide on the west face of Clouds Rest in Tenaya Canyon in California and damaged a well-known 15-pitch 5.10.  Dustin Moore was was across the canyon climbing and watched the slide and captured the event on camera. The canyon has been dubbed the Bermuda Triangle
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Watch Cameron Hörst, 14, Send Raubritter 5.14b

Raubritter is a short, severely overhanging climb at the Eldorado crag in the Frankenjura, Germany. Established by the powerful Markus Bock, this climb is only about 20 moves long, but every move is hard—pulling on shallow two-finger pockets and edges. The climber can fall
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Adam Ondra Talks About Future Outside of Climbing

Like so many in the sport, Adam Ondra plans to keep climbing for as long as he is able, but this isn’t his only objective. His studies in Economics have helped to give him a wider view of the world and while he isn’t planning to settle down into a regular 9 to 5 (or 8
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Canada’s Longest Slackline is Rigged in Squamish

SlacklifeBC has been busy rigging some high and long slacklines and recently tightened the longest one in Canada. Here is a photo of slack-liner Friedi, who was the first one out biggest line in Canada. The 133-metre long line is nearly 300 metres off the ground. No one has
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Watch Chris Sharma Climb a Redwood Tree

Chris Sharma recently spent three days working and climbing a 75-metre 700-year-old Redwood in California and said his route is called Jumbo Wood 5.14d. Sharma and a team from Red Bull worked with Dr. Anthony Ambrose and Wendy Baxter, research scientists and redwood-tree experts
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The Horst Brothers Send in Frankenjura

Cameron and Jonathan Horst have spent some of their spring sending classics in Bavaria’s Frankenjura. Cameron, 14, recently sent Raubritter and after the climb said, “Amazing line! super powerful, and sequential climb. My hardest climb yet and first 5.14b.”
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Sasha DiGiulian’s First Female Ascent of a Verdon 5.14

Sasha DiGiulian has made the first female ascent of a new 5.14 in France’s Verdon Gorge called La Coccinelle Trump L’oeil.  The Verdon Gorge is between Nice and Marseilles and was formed from the Verdon River. The limestone gorge is hundreds of metres high and has
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