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Toronto Porn Theatre is Now a 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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Climb and Conquer Society Canada

Since the start of 2011, the Climb and Conquer Society has been facilitating climbing for youth in Vancouver who might not otherwise have the opportunity to do so. The group has allowed 300-some youth to climb at one of Vancouver’s five gyms by providing passes,
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Arc’teryx’s Define Feminine Series and Contest

Arc’teryx has long been an innovative and forward-thinking brand with one eye on the future and the other eye on their community.  For the summer of 2015, they are running a one-of-a-kind contest. Nominate a female in your life who inspires you in the outdoors and defin
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Beware the Trundler, By Kevin McLane

The number of climbers in Squamish, continues to double every decade and environmental impacts have risen sharply from relentless human traffic and the unrepaired ravages of winter storms.
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Rockies Rampage and Alberta Provincials Results

The Rockies Rampage/Alberta’s Provincial Climbing Championships took place at Canmore’s Elevation Place on April 18 and 19.  Qualifiers and Semis The Rockies Rampage/Alberta’s Provincial Climbing Championships had a strong field of competitors turn up for the
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Close Call On One Year Anniversary Of Everest Avalanche

It’s been one year since an avalanche on the Khumbu Icefall killed 16 Sherpa waiting for a ladder to be repaired.  On the eve of the one year anniversary of the avalanche that took the lives of 16 Sherpa, ladders collapsed on route through the Khumbu Icefall, an eerie
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Squamish Fire Smokes Out Climbers

A fire that broke out on Thursday night at the Squamish Terminals deep water port is contained, but there is major damage. The District of Squamish issued a warning after the fire started warning people to stay in their homes. The inferno began on the east dock around 6 p.m. All
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SCS 2015 Nationals Highlights

On March 27 and 28, 2015 – USA Climbing and founding partner, The North Face brought you the biggest names in climbing at the Sport Climbing Series 2015 National Championships. Watch as two time national champion Delaney Miller defend her title against a stacked field of
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Man Dies in B.C. From “Climbing” Accident

An 18-year-old man was out for a hike near Vernon, B.C. when he decided to climb a chossy rock outcrop near the road. Taylor Samuel Archer, who had been rock climbing in the past, decided to “scramble” up a chossy, lichen-covered outcrop next to a dirt road on the
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Watch a Fontainebleau 2015 Spring Tour

Fontainebleau is 90 kilometres south of Paris and can be described as the best bouldering in Europe, if not the world. The majority of the bouldering is in the forests that surround Fontainebleau, which makes for a magical setting. The sandstone rock is fantastic quality and the
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