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IFSC Names Climbers Against Cancer as its Official Charity

Lancashire, England – Climbers Against Cancer (CAC) is pleased to announce that the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has named CAC as its Official Charity. The move was announced March 27, 2014 by the IFSC Executive Board and IFSC Secretary General
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Patagonia Promise, a film about Sean Leary

In honour of Sean “Stanley” Leary, who passed away in a B.A.S.E. accident earlier this month, here is the full length version of Patagonia Promise, an episode from the six-part Sender Films series First Ascent. The film details Stanley’s 2008 pilgrimage to South
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1911 Climbing Film

Mario Piacenza, April 1884 to April 16, 1957, was a fascinating man. He was an avid mountaineer and director of the Museum of the Mountain of Turin . This film documents the ascent of Piacenza and his partners to the Giant’s Tooth. The video is a reversal of the restored
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Panama Rock Climbing

This short film chronicles the life of the first Panamanian rock climber, Cesar Augusto Melendez Castillo, as well as the history of rock climbing in a country that had never heard of it until he pioneered it.  
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Leary and Emmett in the Cirque

From July 26 to Aug. 6, 2013, Sean “Stanley” Leary and Tim Emmett wanted to climb and jump off of the infamous Lotus Flower Tower. This is their story. The Cirque of The Unclimbable’s from Chad Copeland on Vimeo.
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Ian Dory’s, Strong

In Feb. 2012, Daniel Woods established a problem on bear lake road in RMNP called Paint it Black v15. The problem climbs out a 60-degree overhanging ships prow. The moves are tenuous and aggressive. Ian Dory demonstrates this ethic with his battle on Paint it Black.   
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Sean Leary Dies in BASE Accident

 Sean “Stanley” Leary died in a BASE accident in Zion National Park, Utah, on March 13.  Leary was regarded as one of the best big-wall climbers in America. With dozens of ascents of El Capitan, including the speed record on Salathe Wall with Alex Honnold, The Nose
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Prints of Legendary Climbers

Angel Ivan Lopez Canto captures Royal Robbins, Jim Bridwell, Warren Harding, and John Muir in his tattoo-style prints.  Canto is selling prints at his website The Baja Project to help fund a trip in 2015 to Baja, California, “Our intention is to do a long trip looking for
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Korouoma Ice

Korouoma is a 130 m deep canyon that stretches for 30 km in Posio, Finland. At the bottom of the canyon is the Korojoki River, a popular fishing area in summer. In winter, the walls of the canyon freeze and climbers travel from all over Europe to climb them.  There are over a
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Maiden Light

This is the story of one aerial fabric dancer taking her performance into new territory, on the backside of The Maiden, a prominent, overhanging monolith in the Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado. This is also the story of a significant collaboration and the power of combining forces
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