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Eiger: Patience for La Paciencia and a Push for the Summit

On their first ever trip up the iconic north face of the Eiger, Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi are racking up for an ascent of La Paciencia 5.13b. The 23-pitch route was first concieved in 2001 by Raul Bayard and Stephan Siegrist. It wasn’t until 2008 that the Swiss
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Watch a Tour of Western Canada Climbing Destinations

This is a film about climbing, featuring three climbers sharing their reasons for doing this sport, what scares them, and the climbs they’ve done in the past year. The film was directed, filmed and edited by Paul Lapides. Follow along with Lapides, Will Enns and Barend
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Young Jonathan Horst Sends 5.14s

Jonathan Horst is a year away from becoming a teenager, but has already sent four 5.14s. Having sent his first 5.14 at only age 10, Jonathan has added three more to his impressive resume. In Germany’s Frankenjura, Horst sent six 5.13ds. After returning to America, he sent
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Climbing Mouses Tooth: Splitter West Coast Alpine Route

Nic Vissers and Ryan Larkin recently made an ascent of the Mouses Tooth up North Joffre Creek near Pemberton, B.C.  The remote 11-pitch 5.11 starts with a 5.10d that has a steep crux. The following pitches become more and more splitter until a perfect hand crack that climbs a
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Watch Ethan Pringle Send New 5.13d

Ethan Pringle, who recently made the second ascent of Jumbo Love 5.15b, climbs a new 5.13d he called Coach Myles in Poudre Canyon, Colorado.
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Check out the New Rockies’ Unicorn Canyon

A group of climbers have put in many hours to develop a new crag in Kananaskis Country. The new Unicorn Canyon is between Barrier Lake and Nakiska Ski Resort in Kananaskis Country near Calgary. The crag is on the southwest side of Mount Lorette, which is were the Lorette Creek
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Ueli Steck Completes 82 Summits Challenge

The Swiss Machine has completed the 82 summits challenge in only 62 days, which is not fast enough to beat the existing record. Climbing all 82 peaks over 4,000 metres in Western Europe in only 62 days is no small feat. Add to that, Steck used only his muscle power to travel
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The Ghost in New Hampshire Goes Free

Two climbers have free climbed a 1971 aid climb on Cannon Cliff’s Big Wall in New Hampshire. The Ghost was first climbed by Paul Ross, John Bragg and Michael Peloquin in July 1971. On Aug. 8, 2015, Will Carey reported on Mountain Project that he and Michael Larson made the
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New Hard Okanagan Boulder Problem is V12

Andy White continues the trend of climbing hard new problems on steep boulders in the Okanagan. Over the past few years, the Okanagan Valley has become one of Western Canada’s go-to bouldering areas and White has been at the forefront of development. “A couple nights
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Bugaboos News: Two New Big Lines Close to Applebee

The Bugaboos are one of North America’s premier alpine climbing destinations and are located in the Purcell Mountains of B.C. This year, like most others, the Kain Hut and Applebee have been busting at the seams with climbers from all over the world. The 2014/15 winter
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