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Watch Sonnie Trotter and Barry Blanchard Climb Ice

Barry Blanchard, Andy Arts and Sonnie Trotter climb Candle Stick Maker in the Ghost. Trotter is known for his cutting-edge rock climbs and Blanchard is known for his cutting-edge alpine climbs. Arts captured the day in the Ghost and did a great job putting a short film together.
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Princess Wears ‘Bling’ While Rock Climbing

Princess Kate and Prince William spend some time on a climbing wall recently. Their ascent of the vertical wall with large holds was no different than the thousands of climbs that take place every day in gyms around the world. Princess Kate, however, wore her $500,000 sapphire
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Watch a Throwback to the First Ascent of the Split Pillar

The first ascent of the Grand Wall in Squamish was completed in 1961 by Jim Baldwin and Ed Cooper. This short clip is from the film In the Shadow of the Chief, visit here for more.
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Cold Temps And Hard Sends In Squamish

The conditions seem perfect right now in Squamish for technical bouldering and locals are taking advantage.  Jamie Finlayson has sent Shelter V13 and said, “The cold conditions made those tiny crimps feel pretty good… Got to love winter bouldering.” Nathan Hall
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Watch a 5.13R First Ascent by Molly Mitchell

Watch Molly Mitchell make the first ascent of Spoiled Moose 5.13R in Boulder Canyon. 
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A Review of Alex Honnold’s Book ‘Alone on the Wall’

By Tom Gnyra Alex Honnold may just be, for better or for worse, the current face of rock climbing. His ability to connect with a larger audience and bring a humble perspective to his many accomplishments makes him a great ambassador to the sport. Yet, due to his nonchalant
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Interview With Alex Honnold About Soloing and Foundation

An illustrated interview of Alex Honnold by Fred Moix about the Honnold Foundation and more. Alex Honnold: “It’s nice to share something that actually matters a little bit…” from Fred Moix on Vimeo.
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Part II: Alex Geary and Family Climb Kalymnos, Help Refugees

Alex Geary writes about his time in Kalymnos, where, with his wife Amanda and son Dax, he has been assisting with Syrian refugee support. “Can I please pay my bill?” I asked the waitress politely. “No, you will sit down and I will bring dessert.” Ok, well that wasn’t exactly the
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Interview with Hannah Block on Season, Injuries and More

Gripped recently caught up with Hannah Block, who is a West Coast comp climber with a number of top finishes. Hannah Block’s first competition was the November Sessions in 2009. At the most recent November Sessions, held at Base5, she suffered from a minor back injury,
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The 2015 Golden Scrub Brush Awards

The Golden Scrub Brush Awards have been announced for 2015 after a community gathering in Squamish. Chris Small is the Squamish Access Society (SAS) director at large and has been an important member of the Golden Scrub Brush team. “Special Congratulations to our Fellowship
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