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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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Corner Rock: New North Carolina V12

Watch Alex Brown take down an often-tried project at Corner Rock in North Carolina. Corner Rock is a big boulder in North Carolina. At one point there was a saw next to it. The stone appeared in The Last of The Mohicans and was replicated for the set of The Hunger Games. Watch
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Bouldering Alone in the Ozarks

Raw footage of Aaron Schneider from a quiet trip to Arkansas before the winter break rush. No music, no spotters and no frills, just Schneider and the birds. Solo in the Ozarks from Aaron Schneider on Vimeo.
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Vid: Climbing Switzerland’s Dufourspitze

At 4,634 meters, Dufourspitze is the tallest mountain in Switzerland, and the second tallest in the Alps. It is a popular peak for mountaineers, who routinely use it as a place to hone their skills for other climbs. Climbing Dufourspitze 4.634 from Sander Cruiming on Vimeo.
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Meru Trailer

After suffering dramatic set backs in their lives, three close friends battle their complicated pasts, inner demons and nature’s harshest elements in an attempt to climb the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru, considered the ultimate prize in the exclusive high stakes game of Himalayan
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Lonnie Dupre Solos Denali in January

Lonnie Dupre is a Minnesota-based climber who just found a place in the history books by becoming the first climber to summit Denali in January. He climbed solo. The first solo winter ascent of Denali was in 1988 by Vern Tejas. Dupre’s ascent comes during a week of major
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Daniel Woods Climbs Mega Project, V16?

Daniel Woods has climbed a bouldering problem on the Grandpa Peabody boulder in Bishop called the Mega Project. UK Climbing reports that in the upcoming film title Exposure II, Woods climbs the problem to the lip, but does not top out. Woods named the route The Process. The
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New 11-Pitch Red Rocks Route: Bromancing the Stone

Red Rocks is a popular destination in January because the south facing sandstone walls are warm enough to climb. Chris Weidner and Jon Glassberg climbed a new 400-metre 5.10d on Jan. 8, and called it Bromancing the Stone. Bromancing the Stone This route is on the east face of the
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New Hard Winter Route on Popular Colorado Wall

Gary Newmeyer and Nik Mirhashemi have climbed their multi-year project on the Ames Wall in Telluride, CO. The duo started the six-pitch, 225-metre, route in December 2014 and after three attempts sent it in January. Belly of the Beast climbs the major feature right of Ames Ice
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