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Tick Season!

Ticks are little critters that run wild in spring, especially in dry areas. They are sneaky little bugs which can bring about serious long-term health problems if not caught in time.  In Canada, we have approximately 40 species of tick, but fortunately, only a few of them can
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Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold Among the 2015 Piolet d’Or Recipients

The 2015 Piolet d'Or will be awarded to three of the most outstanding climbs from 2014.
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Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos NE Buttress of Slesse in Winter

Marc-Andre Leclerc has made the first free and first solo winter ascent of Slesse’s Northeast Buttress. He had to drytool thin ice and neve on the crux headwall.  Over the last two years, Leclerc has proved to be one of North America’s finest alpinists with major new
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Video: Episode Two: The Hive in Vancouver is Expanding to North Shore

A bustling centre of climbing and activity from day one, The Hive is expanding. The Hive wrote, “The Hive is coming to The North Shore. Follow us as we tour the building for the first time with our senior staff team. With champagne glasses held high, we cheers to you,
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The Aesthetic Series Part One

Keith Ladzinski is one of the world’s leading outdoor photographers and is part of 3 Strings Productions. Watch this short film of Maty Hong climbing at The Pouxe in Glenwood Canyon off of I-70. In this episode, the first of many, “Hong takes on the cliff’s
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Karlee Hall: Canada’s Future Mixed Champion

Karlee Hall is a B.C.-based climber who’s being coached by one of Canada’s best and is now proving her future is bright in the winter sport of mixed climbing. Team Canada athlete Karlee Hall of Jaffray, B.C. competed at the UIAA’s World Cup Ice Climbing
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Vid: Patxi Usobiaga and His Great Training Room

The strong 34-year-old has been at the cutting-edge of training for rock climbing for more than a decade. Gripped has been following his progress for years and his recent short training video will get you fired up. Usobiaga writes on his website: “I love climbing and
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PEI’s New Rock Climbing Wall

Prince Edward Island has its first climbing gym thanks to some local climbers who had no where to train in the winter. The new climbing wall is in Stratford, PEI and is the first year-round climbing facility on the island. Red Rock Climbing Wall The project was headed by Daniel
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Alberta Climbing Association’s Calgary Lead Comp

The Alberta Climbing Association Onsight Lead Competition took place on Feb. 27 at the Calgary Climbing Centre’s Stronghold. Photos by Philip Quade The Alberta Climbing Association’s lead competition at Calgary’s Stronghold brought some of the strongest climbers
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Canada’s 2015 IFSC Toronto World Cup #ifscTO

The IFSC World Cup will be returning to Toronto on May 30 and 31. This will be one of the best competitions of the year, don’t miss #ifscTO. The 2015 IFSC World Cup will be making a stop for speed climbing in Central Saanich, B.C. on May 17 before headint to Toronto at the
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