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Climbing Fitness #3: Rotator Cuff Care

This is the third installment of a new series on how to stretch and strengthen those climbing muscles. It is brought to you by Ashley Edwards and Kate Evans, co-founders of City Yogis in Toronto. As climbers we can all agree, having even the smallest pain in your shoulder can be
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Watch the Life of a Bolt

This is a fun video showing how a bolt is made here in Austin, TX and its journey into the god given limestone of Mexico. The Life of a Bolt from ClimbTech on Vimeo.
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Video: Hand Stretches and Strengthening

Jeff Mah owns the Yoga Lounge in Canmore and has recently produced a short video with some movements that will be beneficial to climbers.
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Climbing Fitness #2: Climber’s Elbow

This is the second installment of a new series on how to stretch and strengthen those climbing muscles. It is brought to you by Ashley Edwards and Kate Evans, co-founders of City Yogis in Toronto. Elbow pain is one of the most common and debilitating injuries that climber’s
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Munich 2015: Joy For Coxsey And Disappointment For Ondra

Almost two months after the penultimate event of the IFSC Boulder World Cup, the final round took place in Munich, Germany just last weekend. The women’s overall competition had already been won, with the 2015 title going to Akiyo Noguchi, repeating her victory from the 2014
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Watch Viva La Vie

American climber, Jonathan Siegrist, embarks on a journey to France to pay tribute to the roots of modern sport climbing. After teaming up with Swiss superstar, Nina Caprez, the two climb the hardest routes the Verdon Gorge has to offer. Shortly thereafter, they stumble upon the
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Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi Have Eiger Dreams

Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi will be trying La Paciencia on the north face of the Eiger. The 23-pitch 5.13 is the hardest climb on the Eiger and was freed in 2008 by Ueli Steck and Stephan Siegrist. There are three 5.13 pitches and five 5.12 pitches. “We have been stopped
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Watch Mar Alvarez Send Her Second 5.14d

Mar Alvarez has sent Esclatamasters in Perles, Catalonia, Spain, her second 5.14d. In 2014, Alvarez sent Era Vella 5.14d in Margalef and in 2013 she sent her only 5.14c, Mind Control. Some have suggested Esclatamasters is only 5.14c, but the majority of climbers suggest 5.14d.
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Watch Sonnie Trotter Send Estado Critico 5.14d

Sonnie Trotter returns to Siurana in Spain after 14 years. This time he is back with his family and wants to try and finish off old projects and test himself on something harder.
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Watch The Party Boulder

Watch Andi Turner, Sam Hamer, Jordon and Naomi Buys take a casual trip to a lone boulder and climb three new problems: Busta Groove V6, Little Box Big Box V6 and to the Disco V7. The Party Boulder: Boreal from Wappato Media House on Vimeo.
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