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Dark Horse Round Four: Championship Highlights

MetroRock’s sixth year of the Dark Horse Series is now complete. The four comp series culminating in the heart-stopping Championship round where six of the country’s most vicious, blood-thirsty competitors battled for this year’s title. Youth and Junior competitors were
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Siberian Winter Bouldering

Watch this video of the 2015 winter bouldering festival in the Krasnoyarsk Stolby Nature Reserve, Siberia, Russia. Why head to Bishop when you can just boulder where it’s colder. Рождественские хитрушки 2015 from BULLmovie on Vimeo.
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ABS 16 National Championships Pre-Show With Alex Puccio

As the clock ticks down to the American Bouldering Series 16, a few of the returning champs gave a pre-show run down on the weekends events. ‪#‎absnationals‬ ABS 16 Website
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Will Gadd Talks About Niagara Falls

The recent ascent of Niagara Falls continued the media frenzy started by the Dawn Wall climb in January.  Will Gadd’s climb of Niagara Falls had bigger impacts than anyone could have imagined. Despite some other high profile climbers complaining the ascent is bringing the
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Canadian Nancy Hansen Attempting Everest From Tibet

Nancy Hansen will be heading to the north side of Mount Everest to attempt the Norton Couloir in the spring of 2015. Hansen will be teaming up with German alpinist Ralf Dujmovits for the attempt. They will be climbing without supplemental oxygen. Only five women have climbed
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Video: Fred Beckey’s Early Climbs

Fred Beckey is one of the world’s most well-known climbers. The 92-year-old German-born climber has more first ascents to his name than almost any other climber. Watch this soundless video of Beckey’s early days.
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The Rubber Room: A Climbing Shoe Resoler

Tony Puppo has been climbing and resoling shoes in Bishop, CA since 1981. In 1999, he opened The Rubber Room with his wife, Nan, and quickly became one of the world’s premier climbing shoe resolers. Take a look inside the shop and watch the cobblers at The Rubber Room work
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Father and Son Team Up For One of World’s Hardest: Episode One

Edu Marin is one of the strongest sport climbers in the world. His father Novato is perhaps the strongest 62 year-old anywhere. It was only a matter of time before they joined forces for a project.  The father and son team decided to take on the Alex Huber’s 2007 route Pan
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Vid: Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls Park offers one of the most popular and fun ice climbs in eastern Canada. The rock around the falls mark the eastern end of the Canadian Shield which formed one-billion years ago. The 120-metre wall of ice is only a 10-minute drive from Quebec City and an easy
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Jeep’s Super Bowl Ad Is A North Face Rip-Off

Super Bowl ads are big business and it Jeep just tried to pull a fast one, but when the world is watching, someone will notice. Jeep aired “Beautiful Lands” commercial to the soundtrack of Woody Guthrie’s classic This Land is Your Land. The minute-and-a-half ad
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