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New Canadian Men’s Speed Climbing Record in Korea

Robert Stewart-Patterson has set a new Canadian Men’s Speed Climbing record at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup event in Mokpo, Korea Stewart-Patterson, who finished in eighth place at the event, actually broke the Canadian record twice at the
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Frederica Mingolla is Italian Crusher!

Federica Mingolla has repeated Tom et je ris 5.14b in the Verdon Gorge, France. Mingolla is one of Italy’s strongest women sport climbers. Mingolla, the 20-year-old from Turin, has only been climbing for five years. She climbs between classes while studying sports sciences
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Hope Bouldering

Squamish’s Stu Smith has spent some time in Hope B.C. this year cleaning and climbing new boulders. Stu Smith said, “I’ve been doing a bit of development boulder wise in the beautiful area that is Hope for the past few days, I’m blown away with how much
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Adam Ondra: Rock and Plastic

Adam Ondra is having a great year. In addition to onsighting 5.14d, twice in 2014, he’s redpointed Realization 5.15a and won both the bouldering and lead climbing World Championships. Never before has anyone won championships in both disciplines in the same year, and no one
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I Heart Estes: a different sort of film

Bouldering at Chaos Canyon in Rocky Mountain National Park. Climbs are Gobot, Lost in Space, Top Notch, and Freshly Squeezed. The climbers are Colin Barnes, Sam Davis and Andrew Rothner. I Heart Estes from scientia on Vimeo.
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Hard New Mixed Routes in Utah and Colorado

Unseasonably cool temperatures in Utah and Colorado has keen winter climbers lacing up their mixed boots. On Oct. 3, Will Mayo and Ben Collett made the first ascent of a mixed route on Colorado’s Mount Evan’s Black Wall. The new Shooting Star is a two-pitch M9 WI7
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Alex Honnold solos Yosemite’s Heaven

Alex Honnold solos Yosemite’s Heaven 5.12d. The route was first climbed by Ron Kauk in the 90s and soloed in 2005 by Dean Potter. The climb starts 800 metres above the valley floor. Honnold first soloed it in 2011 on a day when he linked Heaven with Cosmic Debris. Alex
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Yosemite Big Wall Soloing

In Sept. 2013, Saku Korosuo soloed three big walls in Yosemite. With help from Tom Evans, Korosuo captured his climbs on stills and video. Korosuo climbed the West Face on Leaning Tower V 5.7 C2, Prow on Washington Column V 5.7 C2, and Zodiac on El Capitan VI 5.7 C3. More on
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Megos crushing in Kalymnos

Alex Megos is one of the world’s strongest climbers. He recently touched down in Kalymnos, Greece. Megos wasted no time and on his first day in Kalymnos as he sent the areas hardest route. More on Megos “Good first day here in Kalymnos with a quick one-day ascent of
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Inaugural Scrub Brusher Award: Digging the new breed

Every year, a number of West Coast climbers sacrifice time, equipment, money and skin to clean new routes for all to enjoy.  The Squamish Access Society presents The Inaugural Golden Scrub Brush Awards, Digging the New Breed. The event will take place on November 22, 2014 at the
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