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Jacopo Larcher Climbs Italian Testpiece

Jacopo Larcher, 25, made the second ascent of Helmutant 5.14d in South Tyrol, Italy this week. The route remained a project after being bolted a decade ago. In 2014, it was sent by Michael Piccolruaz. Larcher wrote on his Facebook page after the ascent, “I tried it a while
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Canadians Approach Everest’s North Side

Canadian alpinists Nancy Hansen and Raphael Slawinski are no stranger to big objectives. While on separate expeditions to the north side of Everest, they are both attempting bold routes. There have been just over 7,000 ascents of Everest and 97 per cent have been up the Southeast
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New 10-Pitch 5.9 In Red Rocks

Jeremy Devine and Sam Bishop have climbed a new 10-pitch 5.9 in a remote corner the popular Red Rocks. Red Rocks is an annual destination for thousands of climbers, but most repeat visitors have climbed all of the classic easy and moderate routes. The new Of Mice and Men is a
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Watch a V10 in the Niagara Glen

Tomasz Wojtkowiak is one of Ontario’s strongest boulderers and he recently sent Sepukku V10 in the Niagara Glen. In 2008, Dave Heerema climbed Sepukku and said, “Quite possibly my favourite climb. Benchmark for V10.” In the video belwo, Wjkowiak takes down
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Brit Joshua Ibbertson Sends Hard Spain Route

Joshua Ibbertson, 10, has climbed his second and third 5.13b, Sátiva Patática and El Guardia in Margalef. Young  Josh is currently the youngest British climber to climb 5.13b. “I’ve been climbing and training seriously since I was eight years old but did bits for as long as
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Akiyo Noguchi Crushed in Bishop

World champion Japanese comp climber, 25-year-old Akiyo Noguchi spent the last two weeks in Bishop and sent some of the area’s testpiece routes. Noguchi arrived during the last week of March and made quick ascents of Seoul Slinger V9 and Fly Boy V8. She then went to work
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Jakob Schubert Sends His First V15

Jakob Schubert wasted no time in repeating Austria’s first V15, which was established by Nalle Hukkataival in 2014. Schubert has been sampling some of Maltatal, Austria’s boulders for the last few weeks. A week ago, Schubert announced he’d sent Bügeleisen V14
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Watch Gadd on VICE Sports: Climate Change and Ice

Making history is something professional ice climber Will Gadd is all too familiar with, but that doesn’t slow him down. VICE Sports sat down with the real life action hero to talk about his experience climbing the world’s most famous waterfall, how climate change is
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Carlo Traversi’s Strong Start to Spring

There was a time when 5.14d (9a) was big news and everyone stopped in their tracks when such a grade was sent. In 2015, 5.14d is more of a sign of things to come, a means to an end.   Joining the 9a club (climbers who’ve sent 5.14d or harder) is a rite of passage for many
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New Alpine Route in the Cascade Range

Colin Haley and Sarah Hart have climbed a new route on a well-known peak in Washington’s Cascade Range. Colin Haley has had a climbing-filled winter and spring with new routes in Patagonia, B.C. and now Washington. In 2013, Haley and Sarah Hart attempted to make the second
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