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The 2015 Piolet d’Or Shortlist

The 2015 Piolet d’Or has shortlisted three of the most outstanding climbs from 2014. All three required light, fast and bold climbing. From the Piolet d’Or: The year 1865 marked the apotheosis of the golden age of climbing summits of the Alps, and the Piolets
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The Aesthetic Series Part One

Keith Ladzinski is one of the world’s leading outdoor photographers and is part of 3 Strings Productions. Watch this short film of Maty Hong climbing at The Pouxe in Glenwood Canyon off of I-70. In this episode, the first of many, “Hong takes on the cliff’s
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Karlee Hall: Canada’s Future Mixed Champion

Karlee Hall is a B.C.-based climber who’s being coached by one of Canada’s best and is now proving her future is bright in the winter sport of mixed climbing. Team Canada athlete Karlee Hall of Jaffray, B.C. competed at the UIAA’s World Cup Ice Climbing
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Vid: Patxi Usobiaga and His Great Training Room

The strong 34-year-old has been at the cutting-edge of training for rock climbing for more than a decade. Gripped has been following his progress for years and his recent short training video will get you fired up. Usobiaga writes on his website: “I love climbing and
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PEI’s New Rock Climbing Wall

Prince Edward Island has its first climbing gym thanks to some local climbers who had no where to train in the winter. The new climbing wall is in Stratford, PEI and is the first year-round climbing facility on the island. Red Rock Climbing Wall The project was headed by Daniel
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Alberta Climbing Association’s Calgary Lead Comp

The Alberta Climbing Association Onsight Lead Competition took place on Feb. 27 at the Calgary Climbing Centre’s Stronghold. Photos by Philip Quade The Alberta Climbing Association’s lead competition at Calgary’s Stronghold brought some of the strongest climbers
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Canada’s 2015 IFSC Toronto World Cup #ifscTO

The IFSC World Cup will be returning to Toronto on May 30 and 31. This will be one of the best competitions of the year, don’t miss #ifscTO. The 2015 IFSC World Cup will be making a stop for speed climbing in Central Saanich, B.C. on May 17 before headint to Toronto at the
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Canadian Bouldering National Championships

Quebec welcomes this year’s 2015 Canadian Bouldering Nationals. It will be held in Montreal on March 21 and 22. It’s an event not to be missed, during which you can admire the performances of the best climbers in the country. The event is organized by the Bouldering Montréal
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Vid: Climbing Doxology V12

Watch Thomas Betterton climb Doxology V12 in February 2015. The classic line is outside of Fort Collins, CO and established by Ian Dory.
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Film: Of the Rock I Asked for the Moon

Watch the English version of J’ai demandé la lune au rocher, a film about climbing one of Corsica’s hardest routes. Climbing a multi-pitch slab in Corsica, Stéphanie Bodet offers a singular and poetical vision of climbing. Deep and joyful is the way she found to live
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