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Watch a Winter Send at Squamish’s Smoke Bluffs

There are many climbers on the West Coast who are proving that Canada does have a year-round rock climbing destination. Watch this short film by Stu Smith of Drew Leiterman sending White Rabbit, a 5.10b corner crack. That Route: White rabbit from Stuart Smith on Vimeo.
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Edu Marin is on a Roll With More 5.15s

Over a decade ago, Edu Marin was the Youth World Champion and a few years later won nearly ever Lead World Cup in a season. Edu Marin has climbed Seleciion Anal 5.15a in Santa Linya. The hard Spain route was first climbed in 2013 by Ramon Julian Puigblanque. Marin sent his first
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A Sweet Squamish Stinger Low Video

Watch Michelle Yalowega send Stinger Low in Squamish. Stinger Low – Squamish from Michelle Yalowega on Vimeo.
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Watch Seb Bouin Send Hard Orsay Roof Problem

Seb Bouin made the second ascent of Remy Bergasse’s l’intégrale du toît d’Orsay at toît d’Orsay (Orsay roof) near Paris, France, last fall. L’intégrale du toît d’Orsay is the result of linking two Jacky Godoffe problems from 15 years ago. In
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Will Mayo’s New Warhawk is M14

Watch Will Mayo send his new link-up in East Vail, it climbs the first 25 meters of The Mustang M14- roof into Red Beard M12 to a crux finish on one-arm lock-offs on thin ice. “This is the most challenging and the most exciting sport mixed climb I have ever done.”
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New Thin Ice Routes in Northern Ontario

It was a slow start to the ice climbing season in most of Canada, but with the recent cooling it seems new routes are forming. At the popular Orient Bay north of Nipigon, Bryce Brown and Nick Buda, who have climbed numerous new routes together, climbed three likely-new routes.
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Young-Hye Kwon Sends Difficult Sport Routes in China

Young-Hye Kwon has climbed a number of difficult 5.14s in the The White Mountains of Yangshuo, China. Last winter, Korean climber Young-Hye climbed the hardest mixed routes in the world at the time with sends of Kamasutra D13+ in Italy, Dechette D14 in France, Steel Koan M13+ in
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Watch Hard Barefoot Bouldering with Charles Albert

Charles Albert is 18 and has been sending difficult Fontainebleau routes for years. Watch Albert send hard boulders up to 8C (V15) without any climbing shoes.
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Watch Top Three Sport Climbing Videos of 2015

There were dozens of high-quality films in 2015, here at the top three by EpicTV. One is Gaz Parry on Supersonico 5.14, another is Dani Andrada and Edu Marin on Chilam Balam and the third is Stefano Ghisolfi on Italy’s first 5.15b.
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Big New Ice Climbs in British Columbia

Two big new ice climbs in the B.C. Peace Region west of Jasper. Tumbler Ridge is on the western edge of the Canadian Rockies and is known for its backcountry skiing and ice climbing. Craig Waters reported on the B.C. Peace Region Climbers page that he and Jesse Coonce made the
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