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Will Gadd Climbs Niagara Falls

Canadian ice climber Will Gadd snuck in an ascent of Niagara Falls this week as part of a Red Bull shoot.
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Watch Steve “Manboy” Townshend Take a Whipper

Steve “Manboy” Townshend was one of Canada’s best sport climbers during the late 90s. Watch him take a whipper off a 5.14 in Tonsai, Thailand. In 1998, while climbing with Sonnie Trotter, Townshend took a big fall at Virgin River Gorge and was injured. As
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Updated|Daniel Woods Climbs Mega Project, Confirms V16 Grade

Daniel Woods has climbed a bouldering problem on the Grandpa Peabody boulder in Bishop called the Mega Project. UPDATED on Jan. 29, 2015: Woods wrote a blog confirming the V16 grade of The Process. “The Process is the hardest physical/mental challenge within my style of
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Climbing in the Cirque of the Unclimbables

The Cirque of the Unclimbables are in the Northwest Territories and to many climbers are never more than a dream destination. Epic TV brings us a three-part series from a trip to the remote alpine granite towers. In the first episode of the Unclimbables we meet the team of
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Big New Ice Routes in Waiparous Valley

Few climbers visit Alberta’s Waiparous Valley for climbing, in summer or winter, but as Antonio Nicola and Maurice “Maury” Perreault found out, it’s worth the effort. The three new Waiparous climbs are in the first drainage north of Kemosabe and Ice Funnel. Antonio
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Jason Haas the Weekend Warrior

Time is precious. Whether you have a family, go to school, or have a full time job, making the most out of your climbing time is essential. Jason Haas knows this all to well and when he gets out for the weekend, he rarely clips bolts at the local crag, he is out there, in the
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New Quebec Mixed Route at La Montagne du Coq

Pascal Simard and Jean-Mickael Blais have climbed a new 120-metre mixed route at Quebec’s La Montagne du Coq.  Simard and Blais’s new route is called De Bonne Heure Su’l Piton (Early Risers and the Pin) and is a 120-metre M6R. Approach and area info Simard wrote
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Bold New Rockies Mixed Route

From the team who brought winter climbers the route Man Yoga, comes their latest addition to bold winter mixed climbing: Kahveology. Jon Walsh and Jonny Simms are no strangers to pushing it on frozen walls. Their most recent outing found them climbing the new Kahveology (the
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Rad Vid: Nicolas Favresse Frees Recovery Drink

On May 22, 2013 Nicolas Favresse freed his project in Norway. He named his route The Recovery Drink and it’s on the Profile Wall at Jossingfjord. Favresse said it was the most perfect crack. The 35-metre line climbs the Profile Wall at Jossingfjord on the southern part of
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Arnaud Petit: Three Videos of a Cutting Edge Climber

Arnaud Petit is a cutting edge French climber with a master’s degree in physics. “The people who inspire me are those who do things passionately with focus, whatever their level,” says Petit. Petit spends most of his time in Ceuse, “Ceuse, is where I
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