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Stunning footage of Kastenwand’s Mayr/Auer

In the fall of 2013, Hansjorg Auer and Much Mayr made the first ascent of a route up the Kastenwand in Pinnistal, Austria. Hansjorg Auer wrote the following on his blog. “The legendary Kastenwand located on Ilmspitzen in Pinnistal/Stubai catches the eye because of its
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Rock Climbing Bears (Seriously)

Endangered Mexican Black Bears (momma and cub) climb Santa Elena Canyon wall, March 21 2014. Spotted while kayaking.
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ACC Donates to Old Baldy Purchase

The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) has announced a $5,000 donation for the purchase of the Old Baldy Conservation Area. The ACC Environment Fund will donate $5,000 that will go towards the purchase of land at Old Baldy Conservation Area in Ontario. Old Baldy is a significant rock
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Canadians’ Success in Alaska’s Revelation Mountains

Ian Welsted, Darren Vonk and Kris Irwin are back to Talkeetna, AK, after three weeks in the rarely-visited Revelation mountains. The John Lauchlan supported expedition to the Revelations which departed on April 1, returned successfully to Talkeetna on April 23. The first recorded
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The Lost Valley, off the grid in Patagonia

Consequence and weather are constant travel companions on the way to sending La Vuelta de los Condores 5.11, A2. Squamish locals Will Stanhope, Paul McSorely and Marc-Andre Leclerc, along with American Matthew Van Biene climb a new peak in Patagonia. Watch the film about their
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Stuck in a Jam

An Australian rock climber spent the night trapped in the boulder problem known as Squeeze Rock at Mount Arapiles. If you don’t like tight squeezes, this problem is not for you. The 24-year-old was forced to spend the night in “very cold” conditions as rescuers
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Why Bolting…

A week ago, Matthieu Lienart went bolting in Horai, Japan. Many people asked him why he was bolting when there were already a number of routes to climb, here is his answer… For information about rock climbing in Horai see: tozai-trek.com/en/2013/05/horai-information  
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Watch the CEC Western Regionals Live!

Athletes from British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will converge on Cliffhanger Coquitlam to see how they stack up against the competition, all in the hopes of securing a spot for the Canadian finals in Montreal. The gym will play
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New-age send on an old-school route — Mont Blanc

Jeff Mercier and Corrado Pesce have free climbed Chris Bonington and Lito Tegada-Flores’ 1965 route on the West Face of Aiguille du Plan, Mont Blanc. Urs Kallen, the Swiss-born Calgary climber who pioneered dozens of new routes in the Rockies in the 60s and 70s said, this
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Francisco Marin is first 61-year-old to climb 5.14

Francisco Marin is a 61-year-old climber and the only known person in the world to climb at this level at his age. He sent 5.14a in 2012, and now has a 5.14b as a project, in Rodellar, Spain. Francisco is a lifelong climber, and even his son Edu Marin is a professional climber.
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