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Watch Ben Moon Climb Rainshadow and Interview

British climber, Ben Moon, made the fourth ascent of Rainshadow 5.14d at Malhom Cove on Mon. June 8. The route was established by Steve McClure in 2003, and it was Moon’s second 5.14d and he sent it 25 years after his first ascent of Hubble at Raven Tor, one of the
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Sonnie Trotter Visits Frankenjura for First Time

Sonnie Trotter is making his first visit to Germany’s Frankenjura count as he’s teamed up with local crusher, Alex Megos. After arriving two days ago, Trotter visited the local climbing gym and met up with Megos. On his second day, he made a trip to some of the crags
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New Alpine Rock Route on Vancouver Island

At the beginning of June 2015, Ryan Van Horne and Mike Morris climbed a new route on the east face of Vancouver Island’s Sutton Peak. It is the fourth route Van Horne has added to the over-looked, but long-coveted face. His earlier moderate routes were Holy Horseshoes with
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New Difficult Big Wall Route in Madagascar

Hamid Reza Shafaghi, Hassan Gerami and Farshad Mijoji climbed some big wall classics to prepare for their new Madagascar route on the Tsaranoro massif. The three Iranian climbers established the 440-metre 5.13d A2 to the top of the Karambony Tower in Madagascar in April after six
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Week-Long Trip to Quadra Island with #defineFeminine

Arc’teryx’s #defineFeminine contest had over 1,200 nominations and after some careful consideration, they chose four women for a trip to Quadra Island. Quadra Island offers excellent rock climbing in one of the most scenic settings in Canada: snow-capped mountains,
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Squamish’s La Coalition 5.11 is Good to Go

Squamish’s Adam Hart established La Coalition a number of years ago and wants people to go climb it. “I established a new six pitch 5.11+ in the South Gully on The Cheif just up from the Opal Wall called La Coalition with Damien Cote in 2008,” said Hart.
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Canadians Jailed for Kinabalu Quake and Thoughts on Sacredness

Malaysian officials claim the actions of four foreign travellers disrespected Mount Kinabalu and caused a magnitude 5.9 earthquake last Friday that killed at least 18 people. Sabah’s tourism minister, Masidi Manjun, confirmed that the four foreigners – the two Canadians, a Dutch
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Watch Jean-Pierre Ouellet on His Hypothenuse, 5.13+

The Quebec crack-master sends an old project on his home turf
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Ben Moon Makes Fourth Ascent of Difficult Rainshadow

British climber, Ben Moon, made the fourth ascent of Rainshadow 5.14d at Malhom Cove on Mon. June 8. Moon, who is 48 and has his 49th birthday on June 13, sent the difficult route 25 years after his first 5.14d. Just climbed my 2nd 9a 25 years after my 1st. Rainshadow 4th ascent.
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Two New Routes on Ha Ling Peak in Rockies

Ha Ling Peak has a number of worthwhile routes ranging from the classic Northeast Face 5.6 to the newer route, A Particular Manner of Expression 5.12. In June, 2015, Jay Mills climbed two new routes. The routes are left of the Northeast Face route and they both share around 140
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