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Mountain Record Madness

Climbing is not about competition, but sometimes people do compete at climbing, and the results are often mind-blowing. Here are some of the climbing world’s most impressive records, care to contest them?  “You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain
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Revealing the Angel

Alpine climbers Graham Zimmerman and Scott Bennett traveled to the Revelation Mountains of the Western Alaska Range seeking big rock routes of stunning peaks. The Revelations are a small sub-range, farthest western extent of the Alaska Range. The highest peak in the rang
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Sean McColl’s Rampage

The Canadian champ is proving he can do plenty more than pull on plastic as he is making quick work of some of America’s hardest boulders. After sending Meadowlark Lemon, V14, on his drive to Texas, he placed third in the Hueco Rocks Rodeo despite blistering hot temps that
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Broke but Stoked, the Best Sort of Climbing Trip

Spring 2009, fresh off of a winter of ice climbing, bar going, road trips, back country huts and more bar going, I was broke. My friend Andrew “G-Dog” Gallant was in a similar position, having spent six months touring the Canadian Rockies, Coastal Mountains and
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Seb-Zero, Episode Two: The Great Arch

Gord McArthur shows off his home training grounds known as the “Great Arch.” This is episode two of a new series called Sub-Zero, watch the first trailer here. From EpictTV: Ice climbing is like smoking. If you don’t do it you can’t see why anyone would.
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Trailer: Wide Boyz II

The much-anticipated follow-up to the block buster film Wide Boyz will be released in April 2014. Wide Boyz II, Slender Gentlemen, follows UK’s funny, hard climbing duo of Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker as they take on some of the world’s thinnest cracks. Wide Boyz
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Alizee Dufraisse Climbs La Reina Mora, 5.14+

Alizée Dufraisse became the fourth woman to climb 5.14d in January 2012 when she made the first female ascent of La Reina Mora. Follow Dufraisse on her website here. Alizée Dufraisse: La Reina Mora 8c+/9a (First Female Ascent) from Prana Living on Vimeo.
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Jenn Flemming Runs it Out

Jenn Flemming talks about her passion for run-out climbing in Eldorado Canyon as she makes the first female ascent of Fraid Line, 5.13R. “The R route is going to have some hard climbing above gear and above gear that is not quite as good as you want it to be, its definitely
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New Sport Climbing Area in Greece

February 2014, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini build a new crag in southern Greece. The rocky outcrops of Leonidio, an old shepherd’s field in southern Greece, offer high-quality stone. Pearson and Ciavaldini clean and bolt the steep walls, establishing seven routes.
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Video: Cleverness of Youth

Ashima Shiraishi bouldering in the Gunks for a DPM exclusive where she shares her outlook on climbing and how it has changed since she first began the sport. Ashima is one of the strongest climbers of her generation, but she is years beyond her physical age. Her maturity both as
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