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Jason Haas the Weekend Warrior

Time is precious. Whether you have a family, go to school, or have a full time job, making the most out of your climbing time is essential. Jason Haas knows this all to well and when he gets out for the weekend, he rarely clips bolts at the local crag, he is out there, in the
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New Quebec Mixed Route at La Montagne du Coq

Pascal Simard and Jean-Mickael Blais have climbed a new 120-metre mixed route at Quebec’s La Montagne du Coq.  Simard and Blais’s new route is called De Bonne Heure Su’l Piton (Early Risers and the Pin) and is a 120-metre M6R. Approach and area info Simard wrote
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Bold New Rockies Mixed Route

From the team who brought winter climbers the route Man Yoga, comes their latest addition to bold winter mixed climbing: Kahveology. Jon Walsh and Jonny Simms are no strangers to pushing it on frozen walls. Their most recent outing found them climbing the new Kahveology (the
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Rad Vid: Nicolas Favresse Frees Recovery Drink

On May 22, 2013 Nicolas Favresse freed his project in Norway. He named his route The Recovery Drink and it’s on the Profile Wall at Jossingfjord. Favresse said it was the most perfect crack. The 35-metre line climbs the Profile Wall at Jossingfjord on the southern part of
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Arnaud Petit: Three Videos of a Cutting Edge Climber

Arnaud Petit is a cutting edge French climber with a master’s degree in physics. “The people who inspire me are those who do things passionately with focus, whatever their level,” says Petit. Petit spends most of his time in Ceuse, “Ceuse, is where I
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Kris Irwin Climbing Happy Days WI6+X

Kris Irwin and Marc Delesalle are two of Canada’s leading ice guides. When not ropegunning clients, they’re running it out on Rockies’ testpieces. Watch Kris Irwin climb the barely and rarely formed Happy Days WI6+X. New Zealand Alpine Team Visits Rockies
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Corner Rock: New North Carolina V12

Watch Alex Brown take down an often-tried project at Corner Rock in North Carolina. Corner Rock is a big boulder in North Carolina. At one point there was a saw next to it. The stone appeared in The Last of The Mohicans and was replicated for the set of The Hunger Games. Watch
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Bouldering Alone in the Ozarks

Raw footage of Aaron Schneider from a quiet trip to Arkansas before the winter break rush. No music, no spotters and no frills, just Schneider and the birds. Solo in the Ozarks from Aaron Schneider on Vimeo.
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Vid: Climbing Switzerland’s Dufourspitze

At 4,634 meters, Dufourspitze is the tallest mountain in Switzerland, and the second tallest in the Alps. It is a popular peak for mountaineers, who routinely use it as a place to hone their skills for other climbs. Climbing Dufourspitze 4.634 from Sander Cruiming on Vimeo.
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New Ontario Ice Routes

Ice climbing in Ontario is in full swing, despite a couple of warm spells. New ice routes were climbed in the Algoma area in late December. Danyll Darewych wrote, “Trapper’s Cliff is a fairly large cliff system where we’ve done three nice ice climbs. The cliff looks red in
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