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Big New Ice Route in Montana

Scott Coldiron and Christian Thompson have climbed a big new ice route in the Cabinet Range of Montana. Coldiron and Thompson climbed Black Well Falls WI5 M4 300 metres over the weekend. “To my knowledge, it’s the biggest steep, pure ice route in this little
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Alex Johnson Sends Her Project The Swoop

The strong American boulderer Alex Johnson has sent her Red Rocks project and called it The Swoop. Alex Johnson wrote on her Facebook page: “The Swoop is a project no more. I stuck this move for the first time ever on Friday and took it to the top. This was my baby, I found
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Vid: New West Coast Boulder Problem

With a warmer-than-usual winter, Canada’s West Coast has had plenty of route development. Watch as local Israel Cruces climbs sends a fun and committing route he called The Birth of Tragedy. “Scariest first ascent I have ever done by myself. If you fall mantling the
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Hansjorg Auer on The Music of Chance

Hansjorg Auer has climbed dozens of cutting-edge new routes. In 2012, he established The Music of Chance 5.11b, A3 on the Kristallwand Face in Austria. The Kristallwand Face was first tried by Hermann Buhl, the legendary Austrian climber. Music of Hope Variation The route took
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Ines Papert Repeats Hard Scottish Route

Ines Papert is perhaps the world’s best known German ice climber. She recently made the first female ascent of a very hard route in Scotland called The Hurting. Papert was in Scotland to speak at the Fort William Mountain Festival. Fresh off a repeat of Ritter der Kokonuss,
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Wild New Maritime Ice Climbs

The east coast has been getting hammered with cold weather and lots of snow since the New Year. By Max Fisher In December 2014, there was little to no snow and warm temps in the Maritime provinces and ice climbing season seemed very far away. Fortunately, January came around and
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Mike Doyle Sends Necessary Evil

Canadian Mike Doyle has sent his longtime project Necessary Evil. He becomes one of the fest climbers to redpoint one of the countries oldest 5.14cs. Doyle is one of Canada’s strongest sport climbers. Sending 5.14 for nearly two decades, Doyle’s long term projects were Necessary
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Sachi Amma Concludes Milestone Trip

The Japanese climber Sachi Amma has left Spain after a few weeks of sending some of the areas hardest routes. By Eddie Gianelloni As many already know, Amma sent his hardest route, Fight or Flight 5.15b earlier this month. What many do not know is what this meant to him. Over the
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Mike Anderson Sends One of America’s Hardest Routes

Mission Impossible is an extreme face climb at the Wall of the ’90’s in Clear Creek Canyon, Colorado. The line was envisioned and bolted by Jay Samuelson who gave it that name as a challenge to the climbing community. Daniel Woods did the “impossible”
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Big New Ontario Ice Climbs and The Crown Jewel

Ontario has hundreds of ice climbs and despite decades of exploration there are still world-class routes being discovered close to the road. Algoma Ice Climbing By Dave Broadhead If one were to compile a small list of classic winter climbing areas then it would probably include
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