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Watch Bouldering in the Snowy Alps

Watch this short film by Triple M Productions of some mid-autumn bouldering in Silvretta, Austira, after a dusting of snow. SILVRETTA 2015 – bouldering in the snowy alps from Triple M Production on Vimeo.
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Oriane Bertone is 10 and Sends Another V11

Oriane Bertone is from Les Avirons, France and has only been climbing for two years.  Watch this short video of Oriane’s most recent V11, Bataille Cok extension. Ten-year-old Oriane sent her third V11 this spring, Spartiate Sit in Ravine de Trou, France. Her first V11 was
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Watch Seb Bouin on His New 5.14

Watch Seb Bouin make the first ascent of  La Bilou Muerte 5.14d at Verdon, France, this fall. A muerte Bilou – l’Integrale from melnacnac on Vimeo.
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Rad Short Film: Freak Show 5.14 Third Ascent

Freakshow is a 5.14a in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon that was first climbed by Ryan Palo. Joe Kinder made a quick second ascent, and for some time, the route went without a third. Over the summer of 2015, Portland native Alex Borst wanted to make that third ascent. Freak
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Alex Megos Sends New 5.14d in America

Alex Megos has sent a 23-year-old project at New River Gorge, West Virginia. The Super Pod route was bolted in two sections in 1992, one year before Megos was born. The first section is called the Pod 5.13b and is a popular climb. The second section had never been sent. DPM
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Ashima Shiraishi Second Ascent of American V14

American climber Ashima Shiraishi climbs hard routes in New York’s Harriman State Park. Shiraishi climbed three hard routes in an area called The Master Bedroom in one day. She made the second ascent of Nuclear War V14, which was the first ascent of the hard problem in nine
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Watch a 1970s Ascent of Classic Scottish Peak

Watch Norrie Muir and Arthur Paul climb the Central Gully on Scotland’s Cobbler in spring of 1978. The Cobbler is a popular Scottish peak in the Southern Highland. The first climbing club in Scotland was called the Cobbler Club.
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Watch Some Sardinia Climbing with Usobiaga and Kinder

This film called Calagonone Climbing Experience features Patxi Usobiaga and Joe Kinder climbing some steep rock in Sardinia. Calagonone Climbing Experience from Francesco Piras on Vimeo.
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Watch Daniel Woods Project Gioia V16

Daniel Woods travels to Varazze, Italy to try his luck on the Christian Core classic Gioia V16. In 2011, Adam Ondra spent nearly two weeks piecing the 2008 route together for the second ascent. In 2014, Nalle Hukkataival made the third ascent.
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Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Patagonia Peak

Marc-Andre Leclerc returned to Patagonia this fall for a solo link-up of Tomahawk and Exocet on Aguja Standhardt. As the Patagonian winter came to an end, Leclerc made a number trips to the famed Niponino camp in the Torre Valley to deposit gear caches. Then on Sept. 20 and
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