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Expedition to Newfoundland’s Devil’s Bay

Many new climbers often ask what climbing in Newfoundland’s Devil’s Bay is like and why more climbers don’t climb there. In 2012,  Hazel Findlay, Alex Honnold, James Pearson and Mark Synnott headed to Devil’s Bay for a look. The idea started off as a good
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15 Canadian Climbers’ Instagrams To Follow

Social media is a popular way for climbers to get the word out about their latest accomplishments. Instagram seems to be the best way for a climber to say and show what they’ve been up to.  It seems less is more these days as Instagram has nearly completely replaced the
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Interview with Elise Sethna, Canadian Champion

Elise Sethna is a Canadian champion and at the age of 21, she has more podium finishes to her name than most other competitors in her category. She also has the women’s world record for biggest dyno. At eight years old, Elise’s family attended the Banff Mountain Film
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Climbers Die in Tragic Accident on Annapurna

The 2015 spring climbing season in Nepal is just getting started and already two climbers have died. Finnish climber, Samuli Mansikka, and his local guide, Pemba Sherpa, died Wednesday while descending from the summit of Mount Annapurna. Attempts were being made to bring the
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The 2015 Lethbridge Boulderfest Re-Cap

For the 14th year in a row, the climbers of Lethbridge crammed themselves into their local gym for Boulderfest – pulling on plastic for the honour and the glory, and one heck of a T ­shirt. By Jonas Gagnon After two days of near night­and­day setting and a full day of
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Video: The Crown – 20 Years of Marmot Triple Crown Bouldering

Jim Horton and Chad Wykle are instrumental in creating one of the best outdoor climbing events in the country, The Marmot Triple Crown Bouldering Series. Year after year the event raises thousands of dollars for direct action causes like buying climbing areas for climbers to
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Reinhold Messner’s Advice to Younger Climbers

Reinhold Messner is acclaimed as one of the greatest mountaineers of all time. He was the first person to climb all 14 8,000-metre peaks—the tallest mountains in the world—and one of the first to climb Mount Everest without any supplemental oxygen. Hear Messner recount what it
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Top 15 Hard Rockies Must-Climb Multi-Pitch

The Canadian Rockies have some of the biggest walls in Canada and over the last 20 years climbers have been laboring to establish long, well protected routes. If you like steep, hard and challenging lines, look no further. These are the hardest long routes in the Rockies. The
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Watch Sean McColl’s Amazing Move at Nationals

Sean McColl headed into the National Bouldering Championships in Montreal as the reigning champion hoping to defend his title. On men’s problem number four, McColl pulled off one of the most memorable moves of the weekend. Complete Report and Photos from Nationals After a
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Bouldering Nationals: Qualifications Results

Qualifications for the Canadian Bouldering Championships in Montreal’s Bloc Shop went off perfectly. Today Montreal’s newest climbing gym, Bloc Shop, hosts the CEC bouldering nationals. This is the final stop of the CEC circuit for the year. All Canadian climbers who
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