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Nat Gustafson on a 5.13c Send on the Monster Wall

Watch Nat Gustafson send Mike Wazowski 5.13c on the Monster Wall of Upper East Fork in New Mexico. Lee Brinckerhoff made the first ascent of this steep 11-bolt 5.13c, which has been repeated a number of times. The 25-metre route has a hard start that is followed by a difficult
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Thomasina Pidgeon on V12, Squamish and Motherhood

One of Canada's most exceptional female climbers, Thomasina Pidgeon, is raising a child, climbing every second day and showing no signs of slowing down.
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Animation Film: Secret of the High Mountains

Mountains are not just dead pieces of stone, in the morning they wake up and they talk and communicate in a way you never could have imagined. Watch this funny mountain animation by Erik Tanghe, a Belgium-based filmmaker who started making animation films after 15 years of
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Watch Alpine Climbing in Northern Italy

Not far from the crowded flatland and busy streets of Milan, one can experience adventure and climbing, and truly escape from reality. Above the clouds and into serenity, this beautiful place is just above Lecco and the famous Lake Como. This video is an entry into EpicTV’s
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New Online Guides to Rockies’ Bouldering Hot Spots

The Canadian Rockies have thousands of un-climbed boulders scattered through forests and beneath mountains.  A group of well-known indoor competition climbers, lead by Marc Eveleigh, recently discovered two high-quality areas in Kananaskis Country near Calgary and produced two
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Watch the Danish Climbing Team’s Dynamic Training

The current trend is for climbing teams to mix up their training routines with parkour, gymnastics and other cross-training methods. Watch the Danish climbing team’s new clip about their training, which could be mistaken for a music video. The new Danish National Climbing
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Climb Along on a Rockies’ Classic: Brewer Buttress

Tyler Davidson and Travis McPhee recently climbed the well-known 5.6 on Castle called Brewers Buttress and brought along a headcam. The 13-pitch dolomite route climbs an esthetic prow up a buttress from the Goat Plateau near the Alpine Club of Canada Hut. There is unlimited
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Watch Peter Croft and Conrad Anker Climb Sierra Route

Peter Croft and Conrad Anker climb a new route in the high Sierras called Solar Flare up the Incredible Hulk.  The Incredible Hulk – Solar Flare from Jeffery Morse on Vimeo.
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Ueli Steck Half-Way Finished 82 Peak Challenge

Ueli Steck has climbed 41 of the 82 peaks of objective, including one 18-peak day. With 53 days remaining, Steck summited peak 41 on Tuesday. The list includes all mountains in the Alps that are 4,000 metres or higher and the challenge was to climb them in 80 days. Steck began
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A Tribute to Guy Edwards by Sean Isaac

Guy Edwards was one of Canada’s most cutting-edge alpine climbers. Edwards once soloed the West Ridge of Pigeon Spire, naked, in 18 minutes up and down. Along with John Millar, Edwards went missing in Alaska in April 2003. By Sean Isaac When Guy Edwards left my house in
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