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Holtanna Range

In Nov. 2009, four climbers traveled to the Holtanna Range on Queen Maud Land in Antarctica to do the first base-jump ever done on the continent.  The group was composed of: Sam Beaugey, Manu Pellissier, Sébastien Collomb-Gros and Géraldine Fastnacht. Sam and Manu climbed
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American climber Brian McCray has passed away

Before Brian McCray owned Fly’n Brian’s Resoles, he was known as one of America’s cutting-edge free and big-wall climbers.  McCray hit the scene in the 90s when he established a number of hard free climbs in West Virginia’s New River Gorge. On El Cap, he
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Meteora Festival Banned

A documentary that follows two climbers who climb two of the most dangerous and challenging routes on sandstone towers in Greec. They slept on the summit and basejumped down. A cold day back in the 11th century an old man was trying to climb a massive wall of sandstone and
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Bon Echo Peregrine Closure Lifted

The 2014 Peregrine Falcon closure at Bon Echo has just been lifted by the park. Mega classics like The Joke, Sweet Dreams and Compulsion are open for climbing. Climbers venturing onto any of the newly opened routes should be wary of potential loose rock from any of these routes
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Eastern Canada Boulders

Watch top climbers boulder on some of Quebec’s finer blocs.   
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Africa Fusion – Honnold and Findlay explore South Africa

Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay head to South Africa for an experience of a life time. Africa Fusion takes us from the breathtaking red rock and vast landscape of Namibia, across the desert and down to lush Waterval Boven in South Africa. Carrying on the journey in South Africa we
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Yosemite: one on one with Cheyne Lempe

Living, climbing, and working in Yosemite Valley, California with Mountain Hardwear athlete Cheyne Lempe. For most of us — it’s a distant dream. Live full time (legally) in Yosemite Valley, California. Climb some of the best granite in the world as part of your job. Live in a
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Video: Psicocomp 2014 Re-cap

This year’s Psicocomp was one to remember. Sean McColl took home top spot in one of the most energized competitions to date. For results see here.
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Steck comments on Denali Schmidt’s art campaign

Climbing community starting to show support of deceased climber Denali Schmidt’s art campaign on Kickstarter International — August 18, 2014 — When Denali Schmidt was killed in an avalanche with his mountaineer father last year on K2, the second-tallest peak in the world,
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The Gezels: Sibling Crushers

Victoria and Brandon Gezel climb a V6, V7 and V8 at Lincoln Lake, Mount Evans. For an article about the brother/sister team, visit Vegabundo.  
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