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New Route on Canon Cliff

Matt Ritter is a New England ice climber who owns Walkabout Mountain Guides.  On Monday, Dec. 22, Ritter climbed the new Cannonade Direct on Canon Cliff with Jim Shimberg. “It only took me six attempts over the last few years,” Ritter wrote on his Facebook. The
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Rad Video: Girls Crushing North Wales’ Boulders

Watch this short film about girls sending hard problems in North Wales. Featuring Emma Twyford, Sophie Wilmes, Sophie Whyte, Jemma Powell, Charlie Torrance. Girl Crush from Tim peck on Vimeo.
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Ondra Flashes 5.14d

Adam Ondra continues his sending spree with two more hard routes, which brings his total to 102 routes rated 5.14d or harder. Ondra recently flashed Chromosome Y 5.14d at Charmany in Switzerland. It’s his second flash of a 5.14d, the first was his 2012 climb of Southern
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A Passion for New Routing

Like all good Genevans, Michel Piola discovered rock climbing at the Salève, a huge cliff outside Geneva that has been a training ground for a number of leading mountaineers. After 30 years of route-setting, he is without doubt one of the great new routers and has left a lasting
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Mugs Stump Award Winners

The 2015 Mugs Stump Award winners were announced recently. An amazing 11 trips are being assisted by the award. The Mugs Stump Award is a collaborative effort by a number of American-based companies and was created in the memory of Mugs Stump, one of North America’s great
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Vid: Siegrist on Spectrum

Jonathan Siegrist sends a new route just outside of Las Vegas. After reaching the top of this challenging 5.14c first ascent, Siegrist named this route Spectrum. GREAT DAYS 2: Jonathan Siegrist’s Spectrum from smith optics on Vimeo.
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Paul Robinson in South Africa

Over the Summer, Paul Robinson had one goal in mind: to establish as many FAs as possible in a new area of South Africa. Here are just a few of over 50 problems he put up.
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Vid: Nico Favresse and Seán Villanueva in North America

Nico Favresse and Seán Villanueva spent four months in fall 2008 traveling western North America (the pair are from Belgium) with their climbing gear, a mandolin, a tin whistle and a penchant for hitchhiking. From Squamish to the Bugaboos to Yosemite to Indian Creek they did bold
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Americans Climb New Patagonia Spire

Colin Haley recently spent time in a rarely-visited part of Patagonia on the border of Chile and Argentina. Haley, fresh from a summer in the Canadian Rockies, has made a number of trips to South America, but this is his first into the Cerro San Lorenzo massif. The mountains of
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Hardest Mixed Pitch in North America: Sent!

Will Mayo and Ryan Vachon worked the moves to a variation to The Mustang M14- in East Vail, Colorado and Mayo took it to the top. Mayo wrote on his Facebook, “Ryan sent the rig all the way to the last bolt below the thin ice finish, took, lowered off, and said, ‘I
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