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Campus Board Training 101

Dr. Kelios Bonetti, a surgeon and specialist in climbing injuries, discusses five mistakes people make while training on campus boards. Dr. Bonetti’s Website
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Shinfei Quek is 11-year-old Crusher

Shinfei Quek is less than five feet tall and has only been climbing for five years. At 11 years old, he has the skills, strength, and passion to take him far in climbing.  Self-motivated and pretty much only an outdoor climber, Shinfei climbs with his parents at the crags near
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Rock Climbing Wall At Super Bowl 2015

The 2015 Super Bowl will be featuring a rock climbing wall called the Grand Canyon Experience at Verizon Super Bowl Central later this month in downtown Phoenix. The company Rockwerx will be building the wall that pays tribute to the Grand Canyon. There will be a six-metre
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Dawn Wall: 19 days on Film

Watch the full Dawn Wall send on video. Thanks to the work by everyone on-site to bring us these videos of the big send. Dawn Wall Through the Eyes of Tom Evans Dawn Wall News Dawn Wall Day One Dawn Wall Day Two Dawn Wall Day Three Dawn Wall Day Four Dawn Wall Day Five Dawn Wall
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Shawn Parent Talks Ice

Shawn Parent is an ice climber based in Batchawana Bay, north of Sault Ste. Marie. Ice climbing is in full swing this January. Parent recently spoke on CBC Radio’s Up North about the ice climbing season. Parent played an important role during the 70s and 80s in Northern Ontario.
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The Hive: Behind Closed Doors with Gavin Johnson

The ongoing Vimeo series by The Hive had another installment this week about Gavin Johnson. The Hive wrote: Johnson has been a member of the The Hive community since it started. He was a member of our Swarm Youth Team and continues to represent The Hive, as an ambassador, in
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Joffre Peak Accident: Fundraiser for Family of Deceased Climber

On Fri. Jan 16, Gripped received a letter from The Edge Climbing Centre in Vancouver calling on climbers to support the family of Elana Cernicka. In light of the fundraiser, a number of climbing gyms across Canada have joined efforts. North Vancouver, BC – On January 11,
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Support Sport Climbing Development in Nepal

There is a movement in Nepal to raise funds for sport climbing development. Jase Wilson is a climber who is volunteering in Nepal for the winter. As a side project, not related work, he has started a campaign to raise funds for sport climbing development in Nepal. There are less
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Canmore Dry Tooling Comp

On Feb. 7, 2015, register to compete at the first dry tooling competition at the Canmore Cave. There will be lots of prizes and routes for everyone. Come have a fun night hanging from your tools. Flash format with routes from approximately M6-M9, a little something for everyone,
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Video: Tour de Bloc Elevation Place

The first Tour de Bloc of 2015 went down at Elevation Place in Canmore. Here is a video from Alex Roe and Fernando Campos that captures the energy of the event. Tour de Bloc Climber’s Rock Tour de Bloc Elevation Place Tour de Bloc Altitude and The Hive  Tour de Bloc Allez
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