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Project360: street view to Eiger North Face

Mammut brings the Eiger North Face to our screens with their Project360. An interactive street-view style web page. These stunning images are opening up new horizons on the Eiger North Face and herald a new era in the visual realization of alpine climbing. Project360 is taking
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Balancing Act in the West: How America’s Playground Can Be A Model for Recreation and Drilling

SALT LAKE CITY — A video about a unique land use plan being crafted for the Moab area debuted at the Outdoor Retailer show this week, touting the approach as a model for the rest of the nation to achieve balance between recreation and resource extraction. The video, called
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McColl to be on Ninja Warrior!

Canada’s Sean McColl will be on the TV show Ninja Warrior on Sept. 15, be sure to watch it. One of the world’s best competitive rock climbers, originally from Canada’s West Coast, but who currently lives in Europe will be going head to head with ninja-like
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2015 Ontario Access Calender

The Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) has announced a photo contest featuring Ontario crags. From the Ontario Access Coalition: The OAC is calling on photographers to submit their best photos of Ontario crags for the annual Ontario Crags Calendar! Amateur and professional
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Psicobloc Masters Live: watch them here at 9 p.m. EST

The second annual Psicobloc Masters competition is taking place in Salt Lake City tonight, Fri. August 8. Some of the world’s strongest climbers will be going head to head at the Park City event which promises to entertain. Psicobloc (aka Deep Water Soloing) is a form of
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Ondra Wins Latest World Cup

Adam Ondra recently won his first World Cup of 2014, narrowly beating out Canadian Sean McColl.  The fourth round of the IFSC Lead World Cup took place in Imst, Austria over the weekend and the big news was that after finishing ninth, 27th and 8th, Adam Ondra finally won an
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Imst World Cup Finals

Canada’s Sean McColl finished in second place behind Adam Ondra at the outdoor IFSC World Cup in Imst, Austria. After another exciting IFSC World Cup in Europe, Adam Ondra finally landed in top spot with Sean McColl in a close second and Jakob Schubert and Romain Desgranges
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Bozeman is now on UIAA ice comp circuit

The UIAA has announced that it will make the Bozeman ice festival an official stop on the World Cup of ice climbing. From the UIAA: The Bozeman Ice Festival® which has been held in the U.S. state of Montana since 1996 is now part of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup. The UIAA Ice
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Barry Blanchard’s The Calling is now available!

One of the most anticipated books of 2014, Barry Blanchard’s new book The Calling, is now available. Blanchard is not only one of Canada’s most accomplished climbers, he is also one of the most colourfull characters in the sport. In Canada, his first ascents include
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BBC Hand Documentary

As climbers, we rely on our hands. Watch this documentary which dissects a real hand, taking it apart layer by layer to reveal what makes it unique in the animal kingdom. Discover what gives our hands an unrivalled combination of power and precision. Fast-forward to about 11
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