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Speed Climbing World Cup in China

The second stop of the IFSC speed world cup took place in Chongqing, China on the weekend. Thousands of spectators filled Waitan Square in sweltering temperatures to watch the competition. Qixin Zhong took the gold in front of his home crowd and kept his lead in the overall
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Father’s Day with Some of our Favourite Climbing Dads

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday than to take your old man climbing? For those of us lucky enough to have fathers who rock climb, it would be a great way to spend some bonding time and hit the outdoors. In honour of Father’s Day, we would like to celebrate
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John Long Narrates Cerro Torre Film

Watch the story of Jess Roskelley and Ben Erdman as they summit the Ragni route on Cerro Torre in January 2015. This story is narrated by John Long. This face has some of the most incredible ice formations to be found anywhere in the world. Chiappa, Conti, Ferrari and Pino Negri
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Watch Road to Slipstream

The 2014 film, Road to Slipstream is about an encounter between three new-to-the-Rockies climbers and three experienced alpinists. In 2013, Martin Lesperance wanted to make a film about inexperienced climbers meeting experienced climbers and the dynamics between them. After
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Watch One Year Later – Rosa Post’s Recovery From a Life-Changing Fall

At the age of 23, Rosa Post suffered a traumatic climbing injury at that left her paralyzed from the waist down. On May 4, Rosa was leading a climb near Canyonlands National Park when a hold broke on her and she fell, severely injuring her spinal cord. Her friend and climbing
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Video: Climbing in Li Ming, China

Li Ming is a village situated that sits at 2,100 metres in the Yunnan province in China. In the fall of 2014, a group from the Ragni di Lecco climbing club visited the area. Since 2010, international climbers have been developing routes at the picturesque crag. For more info on
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Watch Ben Moon Climb Rainshadow and Interview

British climber, Ben Moon, made the fourth ascent of Rainshadow 5.14d at Malhom Cove on Mon. June 8. The route was established by Steve McClure in 2003, and it was Moon’s second 5.14d and he sent it 25 years after his first ascent of Hubble at Raven Tor, one of the
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Watch Lynn Hill Interview Chris Sharma

Climbing legend, Lynn Hill, interviews Chris Sharma about his techniques, style and approach to climbing.
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Ueli Steck and Michael Wohlleben are Climbing #82SUMMITS

There are 82 mountains in the Alps that are 4,000 metres or higher and Michael Wohlleben and Ueli Steck hope to climb them all in 80 days. The Swiss and German alpinists will be self-propelled and have already climbed the most easterly summit, Piz Bernina 4,049 metres, in
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Climbers Rescued off Mount Logan

Three climbers who were attempting the East Ridge of Mount Logan are safe in Haines Junction after being rescued. Mount Logan, located in Kluane National Park, is Canada’s highest mountain at 5,959 metres, less than 200 metres shorter than Alaska’s Denali. The rescue
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