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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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Salathe Free with Steph Davis

In 2005, Steph Davis freed the Salathe Wall. Watch and  be inspired. Visit her website here for more from Davis.  
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Monkey Face – Pioneer Route

One of Oregon’s most popular climbs, and for good reason, the Pioneer Route on the Monkey Face is a must-do. For more details on the route, check out Summit Post’s write-up here.
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Video: The Accomplice, a New Alpine Big Wall in the Rockies!

Earlier this week we reported about Jonny Simms and Chris Brazeau’s cutting-edge new route on a big wall above Field B.C. Well, sit back and watch the video Simms has uploaded, what a wild route! For the full story, visit Gripped here.
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Ernst Climbs Wallstreet

Joanna Ernst has climbed Wolfgang Gullich’s Wallstreet in Frankenjura. As reported on 8a.nu, “Johanna Ernst, who won the Lead Worl Cup 08′ and 09′ being 15 and 16 years old, has done Wallstreet in Frankenjura. It was put up by Wolfgang Gullich in 1987 as
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McColl attempts Ben Moon’s Hubble

What do a space telescope and a rock wall in the Peak District in England have in common? Not only are they both reminiscent of a concave mirror – they are also both called “Hubble”. Well, the rock wall really isn’t, but a route on it is. It is one of the most
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Finlayson completes the Big Show

West Coast’s Jamie Finlayson has climbed every route on Chek Canyon’s the Big Show. It took Finlayson four years, “A lot of blood, sweat, and effort to tick the entire Big Show wall in the Chek Canyon,” said Finlayson. “Freewill 5.13c, Divison Bell
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