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Watch Peter Croft and Conrad Anker Climb Sierra Route

Peter Croft and Conrad Anker climb a new route in the high Sierras called Solar Flare up the Incredible Hulk.  The Incredible Hulk – Solar Flare from Jeffery Morse on Vimeo.
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Ueli Steck Half-Way Finished 82 Peak Challenge

Ueli Steck has climbed 41 of the 82 peaks of objective, including one 18-peak day. With 53 days remaining, Steck summited peak 41 on Tuesday. The list includes all mountains in the Alps that are 4,000 metres or higher and the challenge was to climb them in 80 days. Steck began
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A Tribute to Guy Edwards by Sean Isaac

Guy Edwards was one of Canada’s most cutting-edge alpine climbers. Edwards once soloed the West Ridge of Pigeon Spire, naked, in 18 minutes up and down. Along with John Millar, Edwards went missing in Alaska in April 2003. By Sean Isaac When Guy Edwards left my house in
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Watch Emily Harrington Send El Cap’s Golden Gate

In June 2015, Emily Harrington sent her summer big wall project after topping out Golden Gate 5.13b.  It took Harrington six days to send the 41-pitch El Cap route, which she led every pitch on. The first ascent of Golden Gate was in 2000 by Alex and Thomas Huber.
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Watch the Dirtbag Swing Session!

Stu Smith brings us another entertaining video. This time, the rest day dirtbags go for the always-thought-of, but rarely-executed, bridge swing! The Rest Day: Dirtbag Swing Session from Stuart Smith on Vimeo.
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Watch a Short Video of a Grand Wall Ascent

This short video by Ryan Larkin shows the most famous pitches of the iconic Grand Wall in Squamish. This poster was produced by Tim Tallevi and Eric Hughes and shows the top 50 classic climbs of Squamish. Visit here to purchase one.
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The Church That Became A Climbing Gym

Vertige Escalade is in Sherbrooke, Quebec and is a one-of-a-kind Canadian climbing gym. The Église Christ-Roi (Christ the King) church was built in 1940. Not too long ago, the church closed as a place of worship and was sold for $200,000. After a $300,000 conversion the old
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Canada’s First Psicobloc Competition Will be on July 5

Canadians will soon have their own psicobloc (deep water soloing) competition to brag about as organizers in Quebec prepare for their July 5 competition. The event will take place at Lac-Beauport, north of Quebec City and they are expecting over 250 competitors. The idea for the
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Alpine Warriors: the Story of Slovenian Climbing

Bernadette McDonald’s new book Alpine Warriors gives a glimpse into the rich, complicated, relatively unknown Slovenian climbing world, and its towering influence on the global mountaineering stage.  After the Second World War a period of relative calm began in Josip Broz
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Learn About the Rock Climbing Bears

Remember the video from last year showing black bears climbing a steep wall?  An amateur film of two bears climbing in a canyon in Santa Elanya, Texas went viral in March 2014. Watch the video here. National Geographic recently produced this short clip about how and why the bears
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