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Yuji Hirayama and Friends Go Deep Water Soloing

Watch episode one of the Wine Dine Climb series where Yuji Hirayama climbs with James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini. Japanese climber Yuji Hirayama spent seven years in France as a child. He returns to the Mediterranean in this new series from EpicTV. Along with
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Mathilde Becerra Sends Bishop Problems

Watch Mathilde Becerra send the Bishop classics Soul Singer V9 and Low Rider V10. – Follow Mathilde Becerra on Instagram here.
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Epic Mountain Story by Beglinger and Blanchard

Barry Blanchard and Ruedi Beglinger tell crazy story about a mountain accident.
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Watch Jimmy Webb’s Fourth Ascent of V15

This short clip includes sends of Turpentine V12/13, a flash of Barrel Rider V13 and the fourth ascent on The Game V15. Colorado Short 2016 from Jimmy Webb on Vimeo.
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Basic Ice Climbing Techniques with Dave MacLeod

Top climber Dave MacLeod runs through some techniques to improve your ice climbing efficiency. This was shot at the Vertical Chill ice climbing wall in Manchester. Basic Ice Climbing Technique from Ellis Brigham on Vimeo.
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Watch Siblings Send Steep Norway Sport Climbs

Flatanger in Norway has become a must-visit for top sport climbers. Watch as Hugo, Thoma and Elie, three of the five climbing Meignan siblings, project and send hard sport routes in Flatanger.
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Story About a Mexican Climbing Road Trip

We stuck to plan 'A' Indian Creek first, then southern California granite next. We would chase the sun wherever it was warm enough to climb.
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Watch Western Canada Climbing Tour Vid

Canmore climber Kyle Dow has released this video highlighting some of Canada’s must-visit areas. Dow caught up with Gripped editor Brandon Pullan on a trail near Canmore to get his input on a few of the crags.
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Watch 1972 Documentary of Yosemite Soloists Career

Watch this great film by Tom Cochrane and Mike Hoover, which is about Cochrane’s big wall solos in the 1960s. Filmed in original 16mm film, Solo won over 50 awards in film festivals all over the globe. For more on Cochrane and how this film led to the Eiger Sanction, visit
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Listen to Alex Honnold on NPR

Alex Honnold was recently interviewed on the American station NPR.
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