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Hard Sends from Around the Globe

There is no doubt that standards are on the rise, climbers are sending big grades at both ends of the age-spectrum, from 61-year-old Fransisco Marin sending 5.14a to 14-year-old Kai Ligthner sending 5.14c, again. Kai Ligthner, 14, sends Lucifer, his second 5.14c, his first being
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Freeze/Thaw and Loose Rocks

This is a friendly reminder and heads up to keep an eye out for loose rock this spring and wear a helmet. In Canada, we are lucky because we still get four amazing seasons, each filled with distinctive weather patterns. In winter, everything freezes, even the water within the
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Steph Davis Solos the Diamond

Incredible clip from the Sharp End by Sender Films of Steph Davis on the North Chimney of Castleton Tower in Moab, Utah, and Pervertical Sanctuary on the Longs Peak Diamond, in Estes Park.
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Webb’s Understanding, a repeat of Hukkataival’s Magic Wood V15

Jimmy Webb made the second ascent of Nalle Hukkataival’s The Understanding, V15 in Magic Wood, Switzerland. Webb wrote on his Instagram account: ”Somehow today I managed a one day ascent of literally the BEST boulder I have ever climbed.. The Understanding, 8C [V15]
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Rok Klancnik sends Bugeleisen

Slovenian climber Rok Klancnik has made the third ascent of Klem Loskot’s Bugeleisen in Malatal, Austria. The route was climbed in 2001 and was not repeated until last year by Nalle Hukkataival. Klancnik graded the route V15, saying it was harder than any other V14 he had
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Paige Claassen on new Ecuador route

Ecuador is the eighth stop of Marmot’s Lead Now Tour, a global tour to inspire people through rock climbing and raise $10,000 a month for 11 different non-profit organizations. While in Ecuador, the Lead Now team travels throughout the country, exploring volcanoes, crater
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Peewee on No Way Jose

Jean Pierre “Peewee” Oullete is always on the hunt for hard crack lines. Watch as he battles illness and airline tickets for the redpoint of No Way Jose, 5.13.  
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Jacopo Larcher on Prinzip Hoffnung

Bürser Platte, Voralberg, Austria: Italian climber Jacopo Larcher has made the third ascent of Beat Kammerlander’s Prinzip Hoffnung, 5.14a. Kammerlander bolted it in 1997, but in 2009, at the age of 50, he decided to remove the bolts and climb it with trad gear. In March
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Barbara Raudner, 41, Sends First 5.14

Barbara Raudner started climbing when she was 28, she recently sent Los Humildes Pa Casa 5.14a in Oliana, Spain.  Raudner wrote on her blog, “Super psyched! Tuesday I sent the 50-metre aesthetic line Humildes Pa Casa. I´m really happy about the send, it´s a classic route
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Canadians Depart for The Revelations

As the Canadian team flew from Calgary to Salt Lake City to Anchorage on Tuesday, April 1, it is rumoured a French team was climbing their main objective,  the west face of Pyramid Peak. Alaska’s Revelations range is the centre of activity this spring with a Canadian,
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