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Watch the Dirtbag Swing Session!

Stu Smith brings us another entertaining video. This time, the rest day dirtbags go for the always-thought-of, but rarely-executed, bridge swing! The Rest Day: Dirtbag Swing Session from Stuart Smith on Vimeo.
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Watch a Short Video of a Grand Wall Ascent

This short video by Ryan Larkin shows the most famous pitches of the iconic Grand Wall in Squamish. This poster was produced by Tim Tallevi and Eric Hughes and shows the top 50 classic climbs of Squamish. Visit here to purchase one.
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The Church That Became A Climbing Gym

Vertige Escalade is in Sherbrooke, Quebec and is a one-of-a-kind Canadian climbing gym. The Église Christ-Roi (Christ the King) church was built in 1940. Not too long ago, the church closed as a place of worship and was sold for $200,000. After a $300,000 conversion the old
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Canada’s First Psicobloc Competition Will be on July 5

Canadians will soon have their own psicobloc (deep water soloing) competition to brag about as organizers in Quebec prepare for their July 5 competition. The event will take place at Lac-Beauport, north of Quebec City and they are expecting over 250 competitors. The idea for the
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Alpine Warriors: the Story of Slovenian Climbing

Bernadette McDonald’s new book Alpine Warriors gives a glimpse into the rich, complicated, relatively unknown Slovenian climbing world, and its towering influence on the global mountaineering stage.  After the Second World War a period of relative calm began in Josip Broz
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Learn About the Rock Climbing Bears

Remember the video from last year showing black bears climbing a steep wall?  An amateur film of two bears climbing in a canyon in Santa Elanya, Texas went viral in March 2014. Watch the video here. National Geographic recently produced this short clip about how and why the bears
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Jakob Kronberger, 14, Sends 5.14d

Jakob Kronberger is a 14-year-old Austrian climber from St. Martin near Salzburg and has just climbed his first 5.14d, Klem Loskot’s Intermezzo XY gelöst, at Plombergstein. In this videoKronberger Jakob and his father Fred give us some insight into his character and
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The Story of Squamish’s University Wall

With the enthusiasm of youth and racks of borrowed pitons, they attacked.
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Arc’teryx Announces Speaker Series and Music Line-Up for Climbing Academy

Arc’teryx is proud to announce the keynote speakers and live music lineup that will highlight the upcoming Arc’teryx Climbing Academy from July 10 to 12 in Squamish. The popular climbing event expects to draw hundreds of climbing enthusiasts from around the world to
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Little Zen Monkey Has More Facebook Followers Than Sean McColl

Rachel Lee Farmer posted a video of her 19-month-old daughter climbing at the climbing gym. After the video went viral, Rachel wrote on her Facebook page: “I had no idea until recently but her last climbing video had over a half million views and was also somehow shared by
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