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Paul Robinson Bouldering in Switzerland

Video from the archives. Watch American Paul Robinson as he climbs the granite boulders of Switzerland. VIDEO PROFILE: Paul Robinson bouldering in Switzerland from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.
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Nick Bullock Talks Prison, Climbing and Life

Nick Bullock talks about his book,  Echoes: One Climber’s Hard Road to Freedom after,  “Echoes of a parallel life, of the life we were expected, or trained to live, but there, just on the periphery, just out of reach, is another life – a life – a much better life –
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Japanese Climbing Comic

Kokou No Hito is a Manga made for climbers, by climbers. Mangas are Japanese comics made for all ages. Kokou No Hito conforms to the Manga style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.   Kokou No Hito is about a group of climbers, real and fantasized, there are over 170
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Matt Segal Sessions Bishop

Matt Segal recently spent time in Bishop, California, with a group of strong climbers.  One of the highlights of the trip was his ascent of Mesothelioma, a notoriously scary V7 highball. For more on Bishop, see here.          
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A Day in the Life of A West Coast Alpinist

Early morning sunrise, virgin alpine peaks, fresh ocean eats and after dinner surfing. Danny O’Farrell is a biologist who lives in Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. He is a passionate fly fisherman, surfer and climber with a long list of big sends and newly
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Mirko Caballero

12-year-old Mirko Caballero is one of the top youth climbers in the world.
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Domen Skofic Climbs Three 5.14ds in Past Month

Slovenian Domen Skofic on a sending-train. Slovenian Domen Skofic has climbed his third 5.14d in less than 30 days, Era Vella in Magalef; Estado Critico in Siurana; and Sanjski par Extension in Misia Pec, Slovenia. On 8a.nu, Skofic is the number one rated climber in Slovenia and
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Video: Rolihlahla – Sasha Digiulian

Sasha DiGiulian, climbs the first ascent of an unclimbed sport route in Watervol Boven, South Africa.  
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Guadalacazar, Mexico

Guadalacazar, first ascents by Urs Moosmuller Guadalacazar is a farming town an hour north of San Louis Potosi in central Mexico. The limestone caves have become Urs Moosmuller’s obsession and he has established a number of high quality, difficult routes. Enki, 5.14a,
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Video: Jamie Finlayson, Mixed Climbing Training

Canadian Jamie Finlayson, who has sent a number of 5.14s, discovered a new passion in 2013, when he did his first mixed route with Tim Emmett. Watch him train in the Squamish bouldering cave, stoked! Mixed Climbing Training from Jamie Finlayson on Vimeo.
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