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80s Rock Climbing Arcade Games

In 1981, Chris Sharma was born and 5.14a was still five years away from being climbed, but two climbing arcade games had hit the market. Yes, this is for real. In 981, Taito released Rock Climber and based on this Youtube video, the main objective seems to be to climb and collect
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Ontario SUP-Access Bouldering

Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is becoming a popular sport among climbers. It’s a great rest-day activity, plus you can access some amazing off-piste climbing. In Ontario, rocky outcrops line the shores on many of the thousands of lakes. In the past, climbers have used motor
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Climbing the Friedberg Castle

The north end of the Friedberg Castle complex is a tower known as the Adolfsturm or Adolf’s Tower. The tower is 54 metres tall and is said to be the highest historic tower in Germany. The story of this is that in 1347 Count Adolf of Nassau was captured in feud that went on
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Video: Trotter at Allez Up

Sonnie Trotter cruising the men’s final route of the 2014 National Championship, filmed by Dung Nguyen. The Nationals took place last weekend, for the results, see here.
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The Must-See Adam Ondra Interview

Here is a little insight into who Adam Ondra is, his training and why he screams so much. This is part one of a two-part series by Epic TV.
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Rad reel: Kennedy and Muller in Rocklands

Regan Kennedy and Josh Muller spent six weeks in Rocklands, South Africa, enjoying the sandstone boulders and simple life of a climbing trip.  For the exclusive interview with Kennedy from Outdoor Research, click here.
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Highlights from the Lead Now Tour

With a one month deadline in each country, professional climber Paige Claassen travels around the globe with production company Louder Than 11 to attempt 5.14 sport routes and raise money for 11 different non profit organizations. After nine months of travel through South Africa,
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Innsbruck World Cup Results, Coxsey wins again!

The Innsbruck World Cup wrapped up today, Shauna Coxsey won her second consecutive comp. Adam Ondra came in second place to Kilian Fishhuber. Nestled in the impressive panorama of the Nordkette, the Marktplatz in Innsbruck has always been the vibrant centre of the Tyrolean
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Alberta’s Deep Water Soloing (in a wet suit)

In the fall of 2013, Colorado climbers Shaun Reed and Cassie Ilich visited Canmore. They read about the deep water soloing in Gripped and wanted to try it out. A small group of climbers explored the opportunities in Dacsawia near Canmore in 2007. The pristine spot has beautiful
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Lion’s Head

Climbers have been heading to Lion’s Head for decades. It is one of Canada’s most aesthetic crags and boasts a number of Canada’s landmark routes. Above Isthmus Bay in Georgian Bay, Ont., steep cliffs tower on either side, it just may be one of the most beautiful
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