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Watch Leslie Timms Send New Ontario 5.12

Watch Leslie Timms make the first ascent of The Ripple Effect. The crux-dyno looks difficult and while having been climbed a few ways, the confirmed grade is around 5.12+.
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Watch a Ski-BASE off The Chief in Squamish

Watch Pryce Brown ski off Canada’s iconic granite wall in Squamish. Ski BASEics from Pryce Brown on Vimeo.
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Top Canadian Sends of 2015

Here is a short list of some of the big sends that made headlines in 2015. Canadians crushed in 2015, from alpine and big-wall climbing to cragging and bouldering they aimed high, and more than once made international headlines for sends in Canada and abroad. We are lucky that
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Watch Josh Wharton’s First Ascent of Hard Winter Route

Josh Wharton is based in Estes Park, a small Colorado town near Rocky Mountain National Park. Watch this video by John Dickey of Wharton climbing a new mixed route up on Dragon’s Tail Spire that Wharton called Twin Dragons M7. BD athlete Josh Wharton making the first ascent
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A New 5.15a on Christmas Day

Austrian climber Roland Hemetzberger reported that he sent a new 5.15a on Christmas Day at the Austrian crag Achleiten. On Facebook, Hemetzberger reported that he made the first ascent of a 20-year project, “For sure the hardest climb I’ve ever done and it’s a
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Not Santa’s Chimney: The Harding Slot

The Harding Slot is one of North America’s most famous squeeze pitches. It is one of the most feared sections of 5.11 climbing in Yosemite. To climb Astroman 5.11c on Washington Column, you have to battle the Harding Slot. For beta, visit this Supertopo forum.
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New Steep Mixed Pitch in the Ghost

The Ghost is one of Canada’s most popular winter climbing locations and is located near Calgary. Reuben Marsden and Ross Suchy added a new pitch to Candle Stick Maker, which is found at Orient Point. Candle Stick Maker is a 150-metre WI5, which rarely forms as a complete
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Canadians Continue Sending Down South

Hueco seems to be the place to be this winter as more Canadians get early season sends. About a week ago, Simon Parton sent Terremer V15, which you can watch here. Over the past few days, he has sent A Good Day For Swiss Crisp Mix V10 and Dead Serious V10. Josh Muller and Regan
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Ueli Steck and the 82 Summits, Part Two

Watch Ueli Steck run up 18 4,000-metre peaks in a day in this short EpicTV film. “After Ueli Steck’s partner Michi Wohlleben suffered a debilitating paragliding injury descending from one of their very first mountains, questions start to arise as to whether the guys
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Watch Kai Lightner Send in Bishop

Watch 90 seconds of climbing with Kai Lightner getting his Bishop fix.
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