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Rob Wood: Legend, Pioneer, Activist, Hippie

Rob Wood was one of the pioneers of ice climbing in Canada. After four decades of living on a small West Coast island he spoke to Gripped editor Brandon Pullan about his life and adventures. “Cheers,” said Rob Wood, “today is the fifth anniversary of my heart exploding and me
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Boulders and BC Climbers Gear Up for World Championships and U.S. TV Series American Ninja Warrior

Central Saanich, BC – It is going to be a busy September for a number of Boulders Climbing Gym climbers, as they get ready to compete at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Climbing and Paraclimbing Championships in Gijon, Spain September 8-14
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Bonington and the Old Man of Hoy

Sir Chris Bonington climbs Old Man of Hoy on his 80th birthday with Leo Houlding. Bonington made the first ascent of the Old Man of Hoy in 1966 with Rusty Baillie and Tom Patey. In 1967, BBC featured the climb in a documentary called The Great Climb. The three-night outside
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Reclimbing the Classics Highlights

Watch highlights from the first season of Reclimbing the Classics. Mammut’s series Reclimbing the Classics connects the people who made cutting-edge first ascents on now-classic routes with the next generation who aim to reclimb the classics. For more on Reclimbing the
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Video: Wedding on The Chief

Sometimes nothing says I love you more than getting married after climbing a route up The Chief. A cute little video…
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Holtanna Range

In Nov. 2009, four climbers traveled to the Holtanna Range on Queen Maud Land in Antarctica to do the first base-jump ever done on the continent.  The group was composed of: Sam Beaugey, Manu Pellissier, Sébastien Collomb-Gros and Géraldine Fastnacht. Sam and Manu climbed
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American climber Brian McCray has passed away

Before Brian McCray owned Fly’n Brian’s Resoles, he was known as one of America’s cutting-edge free and big-wall climbers.  McCray hit the scene in the 90s when he established a number of hard free climbs in West Virginia’s New River Gorge. On El Cap, he
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Meteora Festival Banned

A documentary that follows two climbers who climb two of the most dangerous and challenging routes on sandstone towers in Greec. They slept on the summit and basejumped down. A cold day back in the 11th century an old man was trying to climb a massive wall of sandstone and
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Bon Echo Peregrine Closure Lifted

The 2014 Peregrine Falcon closure at Bon Echo has just been lifted by the park. Mega classics like The Joke, Sweet Dreams and Compulsion are open for climbing. Climbers venturing onto any of the newly opened routes should be wary of potential loose rock from any of these routes
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Eastern Canada Boulders

Watch top climbers boulder on some of Quebec’s finer blocs.   
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