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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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The Chad Kellogg Memorial Route

Chad Kellogg was an American alpinist who was tragically killed in Patagonia in February, 2014, by rockfall on Fitz Roy. Kellogg and his climbing partner Jens Holsten had climbed the Afanassieff Route on the northwest ridge of Fitz Roy. After reaching the top on Feb. 14, they
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The Siwash Rock Highline in Stanley Park

Overlooking the English Bay tankers, and a picturesque sunset beyond, three Vancouver-based slackliners strung up and walked a line between Siwash Rock and the cliff above Stanley Park’s Seawall. By Drew Copeland Many people traveling on the path beneath were curious about
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Toronto Porn Theatre To Become Climbing Gym

Toronto’s newest climbing gym is set to open sometime in late 2015 at 677 Bloor Street West, the home of the once-popular Metro Theatre. The new Bloor Street climbing gym will be called Basecamp and climbers can expect a modern Walltopia-designed wall. With vertical to
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Watch Ashima Shiriashi Send Open Your Mind Direct

During her spring break, 13-year-old Ashima Shiraishi flew from her home in New York City to climb in Catalunya’s famous Santa Linya Cave. At 11 years old, Shiraishi became the youngest 5.14b and 5.14c climber. Adam Ondra was the first 13-year-old to send 5.14d. While on
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Dan Beland Sends Skaha Test-Pieces

Dan Beland has been on a tear in Skaha over the last few weeks. Sending some of the area’s hardest routes, the Victoria, B.C. climber recently sent his last project of his trip. Skaha has been busy this spring with near-perfect weather and excellent climbing conditions.
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Luke Zimmerman Crushing in Squamish

Luke Zimmerman is a West Coast-based climber who’s been putting in some time on the boulders. In December 2014, Zimmerman sent The Method V12 and then went on to send The Squaminator V11, The Perfect Cave V11 and he also just sent The Summoning Sit V12. “One of the
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Trapped on Everest: Evacuations and Rescues Continue

The chaos continues one day after the 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal. Over 60 survivors from an avalanche that leveled most of Base Camp on Mount Everest have been evacuated to the capital Kathmandu. At least 22 climbers are confirmed dead and some reports suggest 217 are missing.
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Everest Earthquake: Canadians Safe After Tragedy

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche that killed 17 people. A number of Canadian are in the Everest area and all are reported to be safe. It’s the deadliest disaster in the history of climbing on the world’s highest peak. There were over 60
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