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Swedish Climber Visits Kelowna Boulders

Emil Ragnarsson is a 27-year-old Swedish climber who’s been touring the world’s boulder fields and making short videos about his visits.  Ragnarsson’s most recent visit was to Kelowna, B.C.’s Boulderfields. The Boulderfields from Emil Ragnarsson on Vimeo.
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Words With Canadian World Cup Competitor Jason Holowach

Jason Holowach was part of a history-making Canadian team who competed at the Vail World Cup on June 6. Jason Holowach is the owner of Grip It, a climbing gym in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He started climbing when he was nine and his first competition was six months later. His
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The 2015 Beaver Valley Climbing Festival

The Beaver Valley Climbing Festival in Ontario is heading into its third year of climbing and good times on July 11. For the first time, all four Beaver Valley Crags will be part of the fun. Never been to Devils Glen, Old Baldy or The Swamp? Here is your chance to visit. Each
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Watch Top Male Comp Climbers Compared at Euro Championship

Udo Neumann conceived of and produced this short video of top male climbers competing at the European Championships in Innsbruck 2015.  Watch Adam Ondra, Jakob Schubert, Jan Hojer and other climb side-by-side on the same routes. Full results from the competition here.
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BASE Jumper Gabriel Hubert Dies After Rockies Jump

Ha Ling Peak in Canmore has long been popular for BASE jumpers and paragliders. Gabriel “Ramrod” Hubert, 40, was a BASE-jumper from Edmonton with more than a decade of experience. At 9:30 Sunday morning, he crashed into trees below  the mountain while using his
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Watch a Rad Climbing Short About Bouldering Development

Tonde Katiyo and Travis Kemp clean and climb a new slab problem at Washington’s Index.   The Development – A Climbing Short from Alexander Tsway on Vimeo.
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Watch Video of Squamish Highball Dynos!

Squamish has some beautiful highball boulder problems and in this episode Joe Maier and Kyle O’Meara go after some of the classics. First, Joe methodically powers his way up the super tension-ey Snakes of Shaoli, V10 that includes an incredible lock-off at the lip, which
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Watch Ethan Pringle Take a 30-Metre Zinger!

Ethan Pringle is one of America’s strongest climbers and recently made the second ascent of Jumbo Love 5.15b at Clark Mountain in California. Rock and Ice has published a video taken by Ben Eastman of the victory whipper Pringle took after the send.  
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Everest Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal Fights For His Life In 1996 Disaster-Based Movie

No one will climb Mount Everest this year because of the tragic earthquakes that hit Nepal. But, don’t worry, Hollywood will make sure the mountain is still front and centre. The trailer for Everest has been released, giving a first look at Hollywood’s take on the true life
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Youth Climbing Injuries Article by Eric Horst

Climber Eric Horst is one of the most well-known coaches in the world and he’s published an article on common injuries in from training and rock climbing. As a father of two, he’s been interested in the recurring injuries in youth climbers and how to prevent them.
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