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How To Know If You’re A Climber

Do you stick out like a sore thumb in public? Do you spend more time outside than you do inside? Well then, you might be a climber.
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Watch the Short Film “Meeting Tom Bolger”

Tom Bolger might be one of the world’s strongest climbers you have never heard about. After sending 5.15, he was sidelined with a serious back injury. Following his injury and subsequent recovery, Bolger talks about his chosen lifestyle, evolved entirely around his love for
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The Squamish Buttress Butt-Face Variation

While hiking down that evening, I swore I'd go back to finish cleaning the route. The climbing was so much fun that I wanted to share it. Knowing that there was a 5.9 solution to the summit of the Cheif was too difficult for me to ignore...I wouldn't let this line go until it
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The Osprey Inspire Video Contest and a Rad Film

In light of this year being the 40th anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in Alberta, Osprey is putting on a video challenge. Get a chance to fly to, stay at and attend the 40th Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, and win ultralight Osprey Ozone packs and
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Watch a Big Rock Trundle in Squamish

The theme of the week seems to be natural rockfall, but here is a clip of climbers in Squamish forcing one on a classic route. Birds of Prey is a four-pitch 5.10b on Slhanay that was first climbed in 1983 by Bob Milward and Jim Campbell. The route has become somewhat of a
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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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