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Shawn Parent Talks Ice

Shawn Parent is an ice climber based in Batchawana Bay, north of Sault Ste. Marie. Ice climbing is in full swing this January. Parent recently spoke on CBC Radio’s Up North about the ice climbing season. Parent played an important role during the 70s and 80s in Northern Ontario.
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The Hive: Behind Closed Doors with Gavin Johnson

The ongoing Vimeo series by The Hive had another installment this week about Gavin Johnson. The Hive wrote: Johnson has been a member of the The Hive community since it started. He was a member of our Swarm Youth Team and continues to represent The Hive, as an ambassador, in
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Joffre Peak Accident: Fundraiser for Family of Deceased Climber

On Fri. Jan 16, Gripped received a letter from The Edge Climbing Centre in Vancouver calling on climbers to support the family of Elana Cernicka. In light of the fundraiser, a number of climbing gyms across Canada have joined efforts. North Vancouver, BC – On January 11,
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Support Sport Climbing Development in Nepal

There is a movement in Nepal to raise funds for sport climbing development. Jase Wilson is a climber who is volunteering in Nepal for the winter. As a side project, not related work, he has started a campaign to raise funds for sport climbing development in Nepal. There are less
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Canmore Dry Tooling Comp

On Feb. 7, 2015, register to compete at the first dry tooling competition at the Canmore Cave. There will be lots of prizes and routes for everyone. Come have a fun night hanging from your tools. Flash format with routes from approximately M6-M9, a little something for everyone,
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Video: Tour de Bloc Elevation Place

The first Tour de Bloc of 2015 went down at Elevation Place in Canmore. Here is a video from Alex Roe and Fernando Campos that captures the energy of the event. Tour de Bloc Climber’s Rock Tour de Bloc Elevation Place Tour de Bloc Altitude and The Hive  Tour de Bloc Allez
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Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

The annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIMFF) will be kicking off on Feb. 16, 2015. There are a number of events, but here are a few that climbers will be interested in checking out. Full Schedule Here Monday, Feb 16 – VIMFF Climbing Show Adam Ondra will be visiting
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Dawn Wall LIVE NOW!

Watch Tommy and Kevin on the Dawn Wall LIVE!! Thanks to the Coloradoan for bringing us this link. If the video stops, refresh page. Today’s Dawn Wall Update The Dawn Wall is Free and the Climb is Over, See Here for Last Words of the Day  
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Ice Climbing World Cup 2015: Stage Two in Cheongsong

The second stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2015 took place in Cheongsong, Korea. Canadian Gord McArthur finished top 10. Photos by the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup The Ice Climbing World Cup kicked-off the 2015 season with its debut at the Bozeman Ice Festival in December. The
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Video: Jonathan Siegrist at Lion’s Head

In the fall of 2014, well-known sport climber Jonathan Siegrist visited Ontario’s Lion’s head. Watch his impressive first try efforts on some beautiful routes high above the Georgian Bay. Read About Siegrist at Lion’s Head
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