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Hard New Route by Toni Lamprecht

Toni Lamprecht is a 43-year-old German climber who recently made the first ascent of Black Flag 5.14+ at Rockywand in Germany. Planet Mountain noted that, “Making the first ascent of a 5.14+ at 43 isn’t a world record, but it certainly isn’t an everyday
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Kilian Fischhuber Retires From Competitive Climbing

The 31-year-old Austrian climber Kilian Fischhuber is retiring from competitive climbing. He has been competing since 1997 and is one of the best competition boulderers ever.  The always dominate Fischhuber won his first World Cup in 2004, is nine-time Austrian champ, has won 21
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Rjukan: The Power of Water by Black Diamond

Tucked deep in a valley in the heart of Telemark, the town of Rjukan has a history tied up in the waterfalls that tumble from its cliffs. Over a hundred years ago, tourists from Oslo flocked to this steep-walled valley to see the Rjukanfossen, then believed to be the tallest
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German Climbing Team Training Video

Think you know training? Think again. The German climbing team is thinking outside the box in this video. From ropes, rolling, pyramids, boards, tug-of-war and other cross-training combos, watch as these climbers move with amazing agility.
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Pia Graham Is At The Top Of Her Game

The competitive climbing scene has been producing top-notch climbers for the past few decades. Ontario-based Pia Graham is one of those climbers. Pia recently won the Tour de Bloc at Altitude climbing gym. “The first time I ever made a Tour de Bloc finals was when I was 13,
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Profile: Pablo Barbero

Watch as Pablo Barbero climbs his first 5.14d, Following the Leader in Cuenca. The former Spanish competitor is now a professional firefighter in Madrid. Todo 9 from Campe on Vimeo.
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Words with Thomas Huber

Thomas Huber is one of Germany’s best known mountaineers and extreme rock climbers. Together, with his younger brother Alexander Huber, he stars in the movie At the Limit. In this short clip, Wagner sits down for a few words with Thomans. He lives with his wife and three
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Stage One of Open Boulder National Series

The Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) Open Boulder National Series’ first stage of four took place at Quebec’s Horizon Roc during Defi du Bloc.  Climbers have been sessioning Horizon Roc for over 20 years. With room for 300 routes, it’s a perfect gym for to host
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Hilarious Four-Tool Ice Technique

There is a very good reason that this method never caught on. The climber brings up some very good point, however they are on his crampons and no where else. You could try this technigue at your local ice crag and see what kind of reaction you get. Prepare to be schooled on one
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Watch the Bozeman World Cup Ice Fest LIVE Sat. Dec 13

Don’t miss any of the action at the UIAA Bozeman Ice World Cup presented by The North Face with Lowa Boots. The livestream broadcast is brought to you by Polar Bears International, along with colour commentary by adventure athlete Brody Leven and UIAA World Cup competitor Marc
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