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Dean Potter Sets New Half Dome Running Record

Dean Potter has a number of records to his name, from speed climbing to highlining, and can now be known as a ultra runner or as Potter calls it, an “ultra climber.” On May 3, 43-year-old Potter started his journey at the Sierra Point Trailhead and two hours and 17
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Chris Sharma Onsights 5.14b in Spain

Chris Sharma is one of the world’s most accomplished climbers with sends of the some of the most difficult routes in the sport. He recently onsighted a 5.14b in Catalonia, Spain. “It’s been great to just go with the flow these days,” said Sharma on his
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Sean McColl on Comp Rituals, Cycling, Piano and 2015

Sean McColl has taken off 2015 on a great foot as he recently won the Canadian National Open Bouldering Championships, defending his title as one of Canada’s top rock climbers. McColl is an extremely well-rounded climber, having climbed hard routes like redpointing Dreamcatcher
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Ontario’s Crag Cleanup and Volunteers Needed Halfway Log Dump

On May 2, southern Ontario climbers spend the day with Conservation Halton and the Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) at Rattlesnake Point to help clean up trash. Along with removing trash, the 60 stewards who gathered sunny skies also helped eradicate the invasive alien species
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10 Awesome Photos of Canadian Climbing this Week

We are lucky in Canada to have such a diverse climbing landscape. From the west to the east, there’s thousands of routes from the easiest single-pitch to world-call difficult multi-pitch. Gripped recently joined the world of Instagram and in just over a week, we’ve
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Canadian Ben Pettersson Sends Nine Month Swedish Project

Ben Pettersson is a Canadian climber studying for a masters in fresh water toxicology at the University of Uppsala, an hour north of Stockholm, and has recently sent a nine month project. By Ben Pettersson I love living in Stockholm because the sport climbing is defined by short
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Julia Bobak’s Strong Start to Project-Sending Summer

Julia Bobak is a Victoria-based British Columbia climber originally from New Brunswick who’s hoping to continue her spring sending spree into the summer. University of Victoria research assistant Julia Bobak, 27, has been climbing for eight years and says that her obsession
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Adam Ondra Flashes V11 at Melloblocco, the World’s Biggest Climbing Fest

Adam Ondra flashes Metodo Iperespresso V11 in Mota, Italy during the 2015 Melloblocco bouldering festival.  The 12th season of the Melloblocco festival wrapped up on May 3 in Val Masino and Val di Mello, Italy. It was the biggest climbing and bouldering fest in the world and
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Yuji Hirayama Visits Yosemite

Yuji Hirayama is one of Japan’s most well-known climbers. He recently took a trip to his old stomping ground in California, he hadn’t been to Yosemite for over five years. “It was very short trip to Yosemite,” Hirayama said on his Facebook page. “But
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Nathan Hall Climbs His First Squamish V11

Nathan Hall is a Squamish-based climber who recently sent one of the area’s classic hard boulder problems. Originally from Saskatchewan, 29-year-old Hall is an all-round climber with a number of hard boulders and routes under his belt. In 2013, Hall sent Ghost King V11 in
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