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Adam Ondra: Rock and Plastic

Adam Ondra is having a great year. In addition to onsighting 5.14d, twice in 2014, he’s redpointed Realization 5.15a and won both the bouldering and lead climbing World Championships. Never before has anyone won championships in both disciplines in the same year, and no one
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I Heart Estes: a different sort of film

Bouldering at Chaos Canyon in Rocky Mountain National Park. Climbs are Gobot, Lost in Space, Top Notch, and Freshly Squeezed. The climbers are Colin Barnes, Sam Davis and Andrew Rothner. I Heart Estes from scientia on Vimeo.
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Hard New Mixed Routes in Utah and Colorado

Unseasonably cool temperatures in Utah and Colorado has keen winter climbers lacing up their mixed boots. On Oct. 3, Will Mayo and Ben Collett made the first ascent of a mixed route on Colorado’s Mount Evan’s Black Wall. The new Shooting Star is a two-pitch M9 WI7
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Alex Honnold solos Yosemite’s Heaven

Alex Honnold solos Yosemite’s Heaven 5.12d. The route was first climbed by Ron Kauk in the 90s and soloed in 2005 by Dean Potter. The climb starts 800 metres above the valley floor. Honnold first soloed it in 2011 on a day when he linked Heaven with Cosmic Debris. Alex
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Yosemite Big Wall Soloing

In Sept. 2013, Saku Korosuo soloed three big walls in Yosemite. With help from Tom Evans, Korosuo captured his climbs on stills and video. Korosuo climbed the West Face on Leaning Tower V 5.7 C2, Prow on Washington Column V 5.7 C2, and Zodiac on El Capitan VI 5.7 C3. More on
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Megos crushing in Kalymnos

Alex Megos is one of the world’s strongest climbers. He recently touched down in Kalymnos, Greece. Megos wasted no time and on his first day in Kalymnos as he sent the areas hardest route. More on Megos “Good first day here in Kalymnos with a quick one-day ascent of
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Inaugural Scrub Brusher Award: Digging the new breed

Every year, a number of West Coast climbers sacrifice time, equipment, money and skin to clean new routes for all to enjoy.  The Squamish Access Society presents The Inaugural Golden Scrub Brush Awards, Digging the New Breed. The event will take place on November 22, 2014 at the
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Vid: The classic Gimli

Climbers Darren Vonk and Mike Quigley make quick work of the well-known route in B.C.’s Valhalla range, the south ridge of Gimli. South ridge of Gimli trip report  
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Inspiring words from Rockies mountain man

The Wise Man is the emotive story of Eddie Hunter’s personal connection with Banff National Park and Mt. Norquay, a mountain he has called home his entire life. Born in 1926, the same year Mt. Norquay was established, Eddie has been skiing Banff’s first ski resort for over 80
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It’s Ontario Hunting Season, so be careful!

The Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) put out a warning to all climbers about Ontario’s hunting season which is underway. The OAC has advised climbers in Ontario to take precaution while outdoors. The 2014 Ontario Regulations Summary -Be aware of hunting seasons in the area
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