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Yosemite Visitor Gets The Plague

A camper in Yosemite National Park has contracted the plague and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is involved. The young child who contracted the plague is currently recovering and no one else in the area at the time has any symptoms. The last known case o the
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El Potrero Chico Pioneer Ed Wright Dies

Ed Wright, who was often referred to as “Magic” Ed, passed away on August 5. The long-time Potrero new-router and familiar face of the northern Mexico climbing destination died of a heart attack at the age of 66, Jeff Jackson reported on Rock & Ice. Ed was married
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Jordana Agapito is First Brazilian Woman to Send V12

Jordana Agapito has only been climbing a few years, but last week she became the first Brazilian woman to climb V12. Agapito sent Kalunga V12 in Cocalzinho de Goiás, Brazil. Jordana Agapito vs Kalunga – first v12/8a+ in brazil from Victor Rodrigues on Vimeo.
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Watch Out of the Shadows – Feature Film on Okanagan Bouldering

Out of the Shadows is the successor to our first films entitled “The Fields” produced a couple years ago.  Climber, director and producer Clayton Arnall follows Andy White, Jason Duris, Staci White, Jessica Zotto, Clayton and Braden McCrea through the now-popular boulders in the
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A Highball Honeymoon in Bishop

“If you can get married and then live out of a van and still be in love, you are good to go.” After their wedding, Sonnie Trotter and Lydia Zamorano took a few months for a climbing road trip. Watch Sonnie tackle some highballs in the Buttermilks, including Ambrosia V11.
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Baffin Island Adventure

In Norse mythology, Asgard was the Realm of the Gods. I had feasted on the divine stone of both of its south and east sides, with Chris Brazeau in 2009, yet I was hungry for more, as I considered what we'd climbed to be some of the finest alpine rock I'd ever experienced.
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The Making of Frozen Titans

Imagine the worst possible conditions to make a film and you might come close to what the crew at Reel Water Productions went through to make Frozen Titans. Here’s a behind the scenes look at the cold, the wet, and the beauty of this amazing endeavour of the story of
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Life Beyond Walls – Climbing in Siurana, Spain

Watch American crusher Jonathan Siegrist continue his exploration of Spain. After paying his dues on the Can Piqui Wall, J-Star sets his sights on some of the region’s more notoriously harder routes, Estado Critico, Era Vella, and Victimes del Passat.
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Watch Destination Magic Wood

Destination Magic Wood is the sequel to Destination Fontainebleau, one of the best films from 2014. Magic Wood is Switzerland’s must-visit bouldering destination. John Sherman once described it as, “It is a landslide of big boulders in a deep valley. It’s a
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Ben Moon on New Training Rungs and Rainshadow

Ben Moon has just produced some brand new campus rungs to help build a bit of power. The new rungs from Moon come in three widths, from 18 to 29 mm and are slightly longer than most conventional campus rungs to allow for a wider holding position. Another great feature of these
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