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Stanhope and Leclerc talk Soloing

Two of Canada’s West Coast’s climbers talk about soloing and climbing in Squamish. British Columbia’s online media source The Province has published an interview with Will Stanhope and Marc-Andre Leclerc about soloing. In the article, Francis St-Pierre, 52,
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Korra Pesce

Corrado “Korra” Pesce is one of the best climbers you haven’t heard of. The Chamonix-based Italian has been pushing the standards of alpine climbing for years. Read about Jeff Mercier’s and Corrado Pesce’s all-free ascent of Chris Bonington’s
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Chamonix Dispatches, July 4 – Neige, Glace et Mixte

Chamonix is nestled into the valley between the Aiguille Rouges and Aiguille du Midi. It is widely regarded as the birthplace of alpinism and is at the cutting-edge of modern mountain sports. Gripped editor Brandon Pullan is in Chamonix for a month, at first for the Arc’teryx
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Flick: World Cup 2014 Best of the Best

Promoting the incredible sport of bouldering and the fantastic events of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup Series. For results from the first World Cup see here. For results from the second World Cup see here. For results from the third World Cup see here. For results from the fourth
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Squamish Dihedral Re-cleaned

Marc-Andre Leclerc and Brette Harrington have spent some time cleaning the splitter Squamish route Deadend Dihedral. Deadend Dihedral was first climbed in 1969 by John Rance and Frank Baumann using aid. In 2007, Craig McGee and Evan Stevens cleaned the route, added anchors,
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Boulderfest 2014

This year’s Boulderfest will be taking place, as it always does, on the August long weekend. Boulderfest is the annual climber’s gathering on Dover Island in Nova Scotia. The event sells out every year so be sure to purchase your tickets early. Boulderfest 2014 early
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Keketuohai: Big Trad in Xinjiang, China

Waves of granite rise on either side of the Keketuohai Valley. The area has only been known to climbers for a few years, lots of potential. Keketuohai or Koktokay is in the southern Altai Range of China’s Xinjiang Province. The area is known as China’s Yosemite. There are
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Learning through sharing – the third Arc’teryx Academy takes place in Chamonix

Alpine enthusiasts from around the world gathered in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc from 13-15th June to hone their technical skills and learn from Europe’s top mountain guides at the third Arc’teryx Alpine Academy. With over 400 participants from over 20 countries in attendance, the
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Toronto and Vail by Udo Neumann

Udo Neumann brings us another great video, this time featuring the 2014 World Cups in Toronto and Vail. For the Toronto World Cup results see here. For the Vail World Cup results see here. 2014 World Cup Results outside of North America For results from the first World Cup see
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Brazil Big-Walling

In April, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ben Rueck headed to Brazil for an attempt on Place of Happiness on Pedra Riscada. The 800-metre 5.12 was established by Stefan Glowacz and friends in 2009. Visit Mayan’s blog for more on the story, here is a quote from it: “On our
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