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New wall at Area 44

Jack Fieldhouse and friends have established a new short, burly crag at the West Coast’s Area 44. The Distillery is located just off the trail to the Pillary crag at Area 44.  The routes are at a variety of grades up to 5.11+. The routes are short, but burly. As Fieldhouse
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New Hard Yosemite Route

Cheyne Lempe and Ehan Pringle have climbed a new route in Yosemite, ground up. The 330-metre route is on Higher Cathedral Rock in Yosemite. The duo named their route The Constant Gardener 5.11+R A3. There were no fixed lines used on the serious new route. There was no information
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Unstoppable! McColl is the 2014 Adidas Rock Star

This weekend the who’s who of the international climbing community gathered for a veritable Climbing Rock Show in Germany at Stuttgart’s modern Porsche-Arena. Sean McColl proves why is the one of the world’s best competitive climbers, again. Around 70 athletes from 20
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Alex Megos sends “strange” new route

Alex Megos is one of the strongest climbers making the headlines these days. On Sept. 10, he climbed two 5.14ds and sent his longest project. In 2001, Chris Sharma sent Realization which was one of the first 5.15as (some argue that Alex Huber’s 1994 route La Rambla was the
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Pesce Solos Grandes Jorasses

Corrado Pesce is one of the world’s leading alpine climbers, although few know of him. He recently soloed the Polish Route on Grandes Jorasses. The Chamonix-based Italian has been pushing the standards of alpine climbing for years. When Gripped asked him about his Polish
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Rockies: Ishbel’s stunning new corner climb

Rauri Macfarlane and Liam Savage climbed the impressive West Slabs of Mount Ishbel. Mount Ishbel is popular to Rockies climbers as the mountain with a large rock scar. As half of the mountain has fallen away over the years (a tourist attraction with a pull-out on the Trans Canada
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West Coast’s new Vangaurdia

The West Coast season of new-routing has picked up again after a dry spell during the heat wave. Brette Harrington climbed a new 5.12+ just south of Squamish. The route is on the Fferys Wheel crag near Gonzales Creek. It’s a mix of bolts and thin gear
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Sens Unique Film

Here’s the first and second trailer of the upcoming film expected out this fall. It documents the first winter ascent of an aesthetic route Sens Unique in the Parc des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Quebec, by climbers Louis Rousseau and Yannick Girard. New Trailer Old Trailer
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Adam Ondra on his new Illusionist

Adam Ondra added Illusionist 5.14d to the Hanshelleren Cave in Flatanger, Norway.  Flatanger is a new proving ground for hard sport climbing, and it has been drawing elite climbers from around the world. Visit Climb Flatanger to learn more about the area.
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Christy Falls: all season fun

Christy Falls in winter, spring and summer. The wall has a world-class ice climb in winter and 5.14 routes in summer. By Adam Tutte The ice climb Christy Falls was found seven years ago in Kelowna B.C. I was new to ice at that point and the rock really drew me in. I live to bolt
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