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Updated|Canadian Climber’s Blogs To Follow In 2015

Before social media, blogs were king. Everyone had one or two and some people had three. Now, fewer people use them, but those who do are worth following. Be sure to check in to see what these top Canadian climbers are up in 2015. Marieta Akalski The Toronto-based massage
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Three Climbers Die in Mexico

Three separate incidents have led to the deaths of three men in Mexico. It is peak climbing season and thousands travel there in January. American climber Charles King, 25, was climbing Pico de Orizaba, a 5,636-metre peak that straddles Puebla and Veracruz, when he and three
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Dawn Wall – Tommy Sends Pitches 15 and 16

Since Dec. 27, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have been attempting to free the Dawn Wall. A project that is going into its seventh year. On Dec. 29, we reported that Caldwell and Jorgeson had climbed pitches one through nine, which are as follows: 5.12b, 5.13a, 5.13c, 5.12b,
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100 Years of Big-Wall Free Climbing

In light of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson making one of the most historic big-wall free ascents, let’s take a look back at the progression of the sport with select climbs. “It is a crest of granite… perfectly inaccessible, being probably the only one of the
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Jakob Schubert Climbs 5.15b

Jakob Schubert has become one of the few climbers to send the grade of 9b or 5.15b, including Bernabe Fernandez, Adam Ondra, Dani Andrada, Magnus Midtboe, Fred Rouhling and Chris Sharma. The 24-year-old Schubert made the third ascent of Fight or Flight in Oliana this week.
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Vid: Dawn Wall Day One

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have started their final attempt of the year to free The Dawn Wall. For years, Caldwell has been attempting the Dawn Wall. The route links sections of the Dawn Wall and Mescalito and is likely the hardest attempted big wall free climb in the
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Vid: Honnold Solos 290 Pitches in Squamish in 16 Hours

On Aug. 17, 2014 Alex Honnold celebrated his 29th birthday by soloing 290 pitches over the course of one day. In only 16 hours, Honnold averaged a climb every few minutes. “Some of the routes have been kind of wet, but it hasn’t been a problem. Oh, this is gross. This
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Big Push On The Dawn Wall

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have started their final attempt of the year to free The Dawn Wall. Caldwell and Jorgeson started up on Dec. 27 for perhaps their last time. If all goes well, the next time they stand on solid ground will be on top of El Capitan. On the first
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Ashima Climbs Bishop V12

Ashima Shiraishi is the 13-year-old boulderer who became the second female to climb V14. She is spending her holidays in Bishop. “Sent this beauty quickly today!” Shiraishi wrote on her Instagram. Watch Shiraishi on Ted Talks here. She is one of the strongest young
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Slawinski and Olson Repeat Nophobia

Nophobia was established over four years by Will Mayo, Pat Delaney, John Freeman, and Will Gadd. The 150-metre route in the Ghost River Valley climbs the wall left of the classic Hydrophobia WI5. Nophobia was established over four years before redpoints by Gadd, Mayo and Freeman.
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