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The Hive: Behind the Scenes of route setting for the Tour de Bloc

The Hive is more than your average indoor climbing gym with more than your average route setting. With problems being set every night and monthly events with up to 30 new problems, there is always something new for you to climb. With 60 new Tour de Bloc problems being set for
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Animation: Bouldering Safari

Four Letter Films brings us a short animated film on boulderers heading to the hills in spring. Bouldering safari from Four Letter Films on Vimeo.
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Have an ice day…

Steve House and Vince Anderson go winter cragging on some of their favorite ice and mixed routes in Ouray, Colorado. Be safe. Get after it. Have fun. Have An Ice Day from Patagonia on Vimeo.
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La Sportiva Legends Only

La Sportiva Legends Only is where the best boulderers in the world come together, set problems for one and other and climb at difficulties not found in any other comp. The most experienced route setting team will be constructing routes for the athletes to climb. The team is led
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The Sharmafund

Founded in 1998 by legendary rock climber Chris Sharma, the Sharmafund is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving underprivileged kids the enriching experience of outdoor rock climbing. The Sharmafund is a project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a
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Film: The Hardest Line

In early 2014, Calum Muskett and Dave McLeod set out for Patagonia to repeat David Lama’s free Compressor Route on Cerro Torre. With pitches up to 5.13 and bold, committing climbing high on the mountain, it is probably one of the hardest alpine climbs in the world.
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Video Recap: Tour de Bloc at The Bloc Shop

On November 22, The Bloc Shop made its entry in the Tour de Bloc family by hosting the competition for the first time. Here’s a recap of the qualifiers, as well as showcase of the dynamic, technical and thought-provoking final problems on which the finalists put up a great
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Mike Libecki and Cory Richards: Antarctic Mountain Climbing

Accomplished climber Mike Libecki and photographer Cory Richards battle extreme cold and furious katabatic winds in an epic, 10-day climb to the summit of the untouched Bertha’s Tower at the bottom of the world.
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Out of Sight II trailer

Fontainebleau is one of the most popular climbing destination on the planet, with thousands of boulders spread over hundreds of areas. From the classic areas of the Franchard and Cuvier to the less known areas of Buthiers and JA Martin. Come follow a group of the worlds best
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Film: The Journey

An Award winning film from Griffon Media about Paul Pritchard’s recumbent trike ‘pilgrimage’ to Mount Everest. Accompanied by Carol Hurst the ride took them on 1,150 km across the Himalaya from Lhasa to Kathmandu via Everest Base Camp.
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