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Nina Caprez Crushing!

Swiss climber Nina Caprez has been on a role this year. From sending all of the pitches on Spain’s Orbayu 5.14, to her recent send, and first female ascent, of a 5.14b. Nina Caprez made the second ascent and first female ascent of Nartanesi 5.14b at Cidtibi, Turkey, two
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Ondra and Kim win third stage of Asia world cup

The third stage of the IFSC’s Asia world cup circuit wrapped up in Inzai on the weekend (Oct. 26, 2014). After visiting Korea and Japan over the last two weekends, the IFSC Lead World Cup rolled into Inzai, Japan on Saturday and Sunday, and after some surprising from the
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Slackjaw on Grit Stone

Gritstone, known to scientists as siliceous sandstone and to its British climbing devotees as “God’s own rock” is fiendishly difficult to climb. It requires a special, extremely esoteric style that relies on good friction as well as a strong stomach for long
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Adam Ondra and Change

The new movie about Adam Ondra and how he changed the sport of climbing. Adam Ondra was born on Feb. 5, 1993 in Brno in the Czech republic into a family of climbers. Thanks to his parents he was introduced rocks at a very young age. By the age of six, he is climbing full time.
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Seven days in the Verdon Gorge

Situated inland between Nice and Marseilles, the river Verdon cuts a deep limestone gorge, 100s of metres high, through the countryside. This area of France has long been an established as a classic rock climbing area that offers a wide variety of climbing, with over a 1,000
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Whittaker and Randall climb 125 routes in a day

At the stroke of midnight, with just a head torch each to guide them, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker launched onto the Peak District’s Eastern Edges. The two are nicknamed the Wide Boyz for their skills in off-widths. After travelling the world to conquer some of its most
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Petzl Roc Trip Stage Three: Macedonia

The 2014 Petzl Rock Trip across Eastern Europe started a few weeks ag0. Stage two took place in Macedonia. The 2014 Petzl RocTrip caravan stopped over in Prilep, Macedonia. Between dark clouds and sunny skies, RocTrippers were granted a rare and privileged experience, being some
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Petzl Roc Trip Stage Two: Bulgaria

The 2014 Petzl Rock Trip across Eastern Europe started a few weeks ag0. Stage two took place in Bulgaria. The second country on the 2014 Petzl RocTrip, Bulgaria reveals a land of contrasts. Whether it was the climbing or the weather, the base camp in Vratsa delivered it all.
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Two Canadians finish in top 10 at World Cup

The second round of the IFSC Asian circuit took place on Oct 17 and 18 in Wujang, China. Sean McColl finished fifth, a step up from his sixth-place finish last week. The big surprise was the presence of Canadian 19-year-old Elan Jonas McRae from Nanaimo, B.C, who finished 10th.
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Ontario Mixed Clinic by Nathan Kutcher

Nathan Kutcher, the dark horse winner at the renowned Ouray Ice Festival two years ago, and Rebecca Lewis will present a pre-season two-day outdoor clinic on mixed climbing as a fundraiser for their upcoming Ice World Cup season. To maximize the attention the participants should
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