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Ontario Mixed Clinic by Nathan Kutcher

Nathan Kutcher, the dark horse winner at the renowned Ouray Ice Festival two years ago, and Rebecca Lewis will present a pre-season two-day outdoor clinic on mixed climbing as a fundraiser for their upcoming Ice World Cup season. To maximize the attention the participants should
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Frozen Titans: Helmcken Falls

With a team of three friends, Will Gadd heads to Canada’s wildest ice cave at British Columbia’s Helmcken Falls in the heart of winter. His goal is to put up an extremely difficult seven-pitch mixed climbing route through more than 150 meters of sketchy rock, hazardous ice, and
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New Canadian Men’s Speed Climbing Record in Korea

Robert Stewart-Patterson has set a new Canadian Men’s Speed Climbing record at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup event in Mokpo, Korea Stewart-Patterson, who finished in eighth place at the event, actually broke the Canadian record twice at the
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Frederica Mingolla is Italian Crusher!

Federica Mingolla has repeated Tom et je ris 5.14b in the Verdon Gorge, France. Mingolla is one of Italy’s strongest women sport climbers. Mingolla, the 20-year-old from Turin, has only been climbing for five years. She climbs between classes while studying sports sciences
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Hope Bouldering

Squamish’s Stu Smith has spent some time in Hope B.C. this year cleaning and climbing new boulders. Stu Smith said, “I’ve been doing a bit of development boulder wise in the beautiful area that is Hope for the past few days, I’m blown away with how much
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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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