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Adam Ondra Sends Hard Boulders Between World Cups

Adam Ondra is touring America for the IFSC World Cups and after a third-place finish in Toronto headed to Colorado for some outdoor climbing. Ondra is no stranger to hard boulders with a number of V15 and V16s to his name. In Rocky Mountain National Park, Ondra ticked White Noice
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Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay Climb Eureka Wall

In March 2015, Hazel Findlay and Alex Honnold visited Australia to climb at Mount Arapiles and The Grampians. Watch this interview with them, just a few days before their departure, at the awesome Eureka Wall in the Southern Grampians to hear about their trip and check out some
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Catching up with Adam Ondra: World Cups and Dawn Wall

Adam Ondra is a true giant of the climbing world. The Czech climber is the reigning World Champion in both Lead and Bouldering, an unprecedented achievement. On the rocks, Ondra’s tick list of first ascents and repeats are unmatched, both in quality and quantity. At 22
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Rad Video of Will Stanhope Soloing Joshua Tree Cracks

Will Stanhope is one of Canada’s most accomplished free soloists and EpicTV has put together a short video of his recent trip to Joshua Tree. “It must be something in the DNA of free soloists that makes them all unassuming, humble guys who you’d struggle to pick
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Climber Dies on The Nose

During one of the busier Yosemite seasons of late, a 22-year-old climber from Boulder, CO died on The Nose on May 27. YOSAR reponded to a call on May 27 after a climber fell 60 metres to the end of his rope while attempting to rappel from Camp Six to Camp Five to retrieve a piece
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Watch the 2015 Point Break Trailer

In 1991, the film Point Break, starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves and Gary Busey inspired a generation of outdoor enthusiasts to find their own adventure. It was one of the most quotable movies ever, with lines like, “Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause
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The 2015 USA Climbing Bouldering Team Training Camp

The 2015 USA climbing bouldering team attends a training camp. Together they prepare for the upcoming World Cup bouldering season. Working with World Cup champion Kilian Fischhuber, routesetters Jackie Godoffe and Chris Danielson. A photo posted by Louder Than Eleven
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Inside the Mind of Pro Rock Climber: Kilian Fischhuber

Being the most successful competition climber in bouldering, Austrian Kilian Fischhuber takes a poetical look into the change in his career as a professional climber, while climbing on the unique sandstone of the Red River Gorge.
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David Chaundy-Smart Rouses the Calgary Mountain Club

Gripped’s editorial director read excerpts from his book, A Youth Wasted Climbing, to a full house on Wed. May 27 at the Ironwood pub in Calgary. Chaundy-Smart is no stranger to Calgary. The Toronto-based writer spent some time in the Rockies during his climbing forays
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Jacob Cook: British Undercover Crusher Sending in America

British climber Jason Cook and his partner Bronwyn Hodgins have relocated to America for the time being to free some Yosemite and Zion classics. The pair recently climbed Moonlight Buttress 5.12d in Zion National Park, but failed to free all of the pitches. They returned with a
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