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Support Sport Climbing Development in Nepal

There is a movement in Nepal to raise funds for sport climbing development. Jase Wilson is a climber who is volunteering in Nepal for the winter. As a side project, not related work, he has started a campaign to raise funds for sport climbing development in Nepal. There are less
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Canmore Dry Tooling Comp

On Feb. 7, 2015, register to compete at the first dry tooling competition at the Canmore Cave. There will be lots of prizes and routes for everyone. Come have a fun night hanging from your tools. Flash format with routes from approximately M6-M9, a little something for everyone,
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Video: Tour de Bloc Elevation Place

The first Tour de Bloc of 2015 went down at Elevation Place in Canmore. Here is a video from Alex Roe and Fernando Campos that captures the energy of the event. Tour de Bloc Climber’s Rock Tour de Bloc Elevation Place Tour de Bloc Altitude and The Hive  Tour de Bloc Allez
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Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

The annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIMFF) will be kicking off on Feb. 16, 2015. There are a number of events, but here are a few that climbers will be interested in checking out. Full Schedule Here Monday, Feb 16 – VIMFF Climbing Show Adam Ondra will be visiting
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Dawn Wall LIVE NOW!

Watch Tommy and Kevin on the Dawn Wall LIVE!! Thanks to the Coloradoan for bringing us this link. If the video stops, refresh page. Today’s Dawn Wall Update The Dawn Wall is Free and the Climb is Over, See Here for Last Words of the Day  
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Ice Climbing World Cup 2015: Stage Two in Cheongsong

The second stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2015 took place in Cheongsong, Korea. Canadian Gord McArthur finished top 10. Photos by the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup The Ice Climbing World Cup kicked-off the 2015 season with its debut at the Bozeman Ice Festival in December. The
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Video: Jonathan Siegrist at Lion’s Head

In the fall of 2014, well-known sport climber Jonathan Siegrist visited Ontario’s Lion’s head. Watch his impressive first try efforts on some beautiful routes high above the Georgian Bay. Read About Siegrist at Lion’s Head
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The Most Expensive Piton Ever?

Before there was Yvon Chouinard, there was John Salathe. In the golden age of Yosemite big wall aid climbing, Salathe was not only one of the leading climbers, but he created new-age pitons, which led to breakthrough routes. This week, one of those pitons was priced on Ebay for
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Tour de Bloc Climber’s Rock: Brock and Briggs triumphs at Bloc Buster

Tour de Bloc kicked its 2015 season off in Burlington and Canmore on the Jan. 10/11 weekend. Here is a run-down of the high-energy comp at Climber’s Rock  More than 200 competitors gathered in Burlington to climb at the first Tour de Bloc competition of 2015, Climber
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Ouray Ice Festival 2015

The 20th annual Ouray Ice Festival took place on Jan. 10 and some of the top winter climbers took part. The always strong Will Gadd walked away with the win. As always, there was lots of excitement before the event, more so this year with Sasha DiGiulian competing in her first
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