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Fontainbleau

A short and simple edit of some problems from a week in Fontainebleau in April 2014. Fontainebleau is surely the most full package bouldering area in the world, combining climbing at all levels, food, culture and scenery in such a perfect blend that makes you want to stay forever.   
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Revival In The Waddington

A story of injury and recovery in the mountains.  
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Save the Cave

Canmore Bouldering Cave in Immediate Need of Funding, Will Close if Fundraising Deadline Missed. CANMORE, AB.—The Canmore Bouldering Cave, the fledging climbing gym founded two years ago to support the Canmore Junior Climbing team, is in dire need of more members and more funds
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Kyle Dempster climbing in Basaseachic National Park

Kyle Dempster recently spent time in Sierra Madre’s Basaseachic National Park and found some “big o’ rocks to climb, yummy tacos, and friendly rancher folks.” As a co-owner of a coffee shop, Higher Grounds, in Salt Lake City, Dempster has a routine of
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Everest 2014, off to a bad start

The commercial climbing season on Mount Everest is about to begin and it could not be off to a worse start. As teams prepare to arrive in Base Camp, there’s already been a fatality and accident on the South Side. Mingma Tenzing, a Sherpa with Peaks Freaks, passed away in
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Rock the Blocks Boulderfest

The second annual Rock the Blocks will be taking place June 21 and 22 in the Okanagan Valley, B.C. Andy White is an Okanagan bouldering enthusiast. He has written a guidebook to the bouldering in the Boulderfields near Kelowna, and is currently working on a guide for the
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IFSC Names Climbers Against Cancer as its Official Charity

Lancashire, England – Climbers Against Cancer (CAC) is pleased to announce that the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has named CAC as its Official Charity. The move was announced March 27, 2014 by the IFSC Executive Board and IFSC Secretary General
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Patagonia Promise, a film about Sean Leary

In honour of Sean “Stanley” Leary, who passed away in a B.A.S.E. accident earlier this month, here is the full length version of Patagonia Promise, an episode from the six-part Sender Films series First Ascent. The film details Stanley’s 2008 pilgrimage to South
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1911 Climbing Film

Mario Piacenza, April 1884 to April 16, 1957, was a fascinating man. He was an avid mountaineer and director of the Museum of the Mountain of Turin . This film documents the ascent of Piacenza and his partners to the Giant’s Tooth. The video is a reversal of the restored
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