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Watch Steve “Manboy” Townshend Take a Whipper

Watch Steve “Manboy” Townshend take a whipper off a 5.14 in Tonsai, Thailand. Townshend climbed his first 5.14a in 2001, called Fdude. He had taken a nasty fall on it in January 200o when he was 19. Sonnie Trotter was belaying and accidentally let the rope feed
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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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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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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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