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Reel Rock: Behind the Scenes

The Reel Rock Film Tour has been showcasing the exploits of the best climbers and explorers in the world for the last decade. Last year’s travel itinerary alone included Japan, Borneo, Morocco, the Swiss Alps, the Utah Desert, English Sea Cliffs and even Mount Everest. Their
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Bouldering in Kelowna

Selected as a finalist in the 2014 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, The Fields is a short documentary film following the story of local climber Andy White. The Boulderfields, also known as the fields, is a potential world class bouldering area located south of
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James Webb is in Squamish

Bouldering superstar James Webb has made Squamish home for the foreseeable future. Knowing Webb’s history, it is anticipated that he will make quick work of the test-pieces and maybe add his own. Read about Webb’s second ascent of Nalle Hukkataival’s The
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Sheftel, 68, climbs 5.13b

Lee Sheftel of Colorado has climbed Maple’s Eulogy 5.13b. Sheftel is 68 and might be the eldest climber to send the grade. As 8a.nu reported today, Sheftel sent a 5.14a when he was 59. He later had both hips replaced. He’s still serious about climbing, trains
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Limestone project chopped and solved at 5.14c (but pitons added on rappel)

In 1996, Harald Bielmeier bolted a 40-metre crack which ended in five metres of blank wall. Since then, the final crux remained a project. Roland Hemetzberger spent two years working on the route. He realized it could be climbed in a “cleaner” style. After removing
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Virgin Russian walls climbed

Chris Warner and Chris Fitzgerald spent 23 days in the Chukotka region of eastern Russia. They camped beneath big walls near the town of Bilibino. Warner and Fitzgerald climbed six new routes on four previously unclimbed walls. The climbers believe their ascents are the first in
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Making of visual Matterhorn for 2015

The Matterhorn is 4,478 meters above sea-level and is one of the highest mountains of the Alps. The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the dramatic first ascent. On the anniversary of the first ascent, Mammut presents Zermatt with an unforgettable vision. They will be
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Climber Dies on Stadium Glacier

Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Taylor, of Victoria, B.C., was hiking and climbing with a friend, hoping to summit the 2,025-metre Sky Pilot when he fell to his death.  “While traversing Stadium Glacier on the mountain at about 11:30 a.m., Mr. Taylor slipped and fell
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Sean McColl on Ninja Warrior tonight!

Sean McColl will be on the American TV show American Ninja Warrior tonight on NBC Watch the three-hour special American Ninja Warrior – USA vs. The World Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBC and Tuesday at 7 p.m. Eastern on Esquire Network. Sean McColl is one of the world’s best
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Ondra talks about 5.15d (9c)

Adam Ondra has climbed over 100 routes 5.14d (9a) or harder. If anyone is going to send the unclimbed grade of 5.15d (9c) it will be Ondra.
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