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Film: Sachi Amma Sends in Horai, Japan

Meta Force Extension is one of the hardest routes in Horai, Japan. Sachi Amma crushed the hardest climbs in the area in a short push. Meta Force Ext moves through a roof for eight metres on slopers and small edges. Pulling through the lip is quite difficult and where the crux is
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New Rockies Ice Climb: Lake O’Hara’s Happy and Ugly World

The Lake O’Hara mountains have a number of summer alpine routes and winter ski descents. A handful of waterfall ice climbs have been done, but because of bad avalanche conditions, few ascents go done every winter. Report by Maarten van Haeren After an excellent hint from
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North America’s 50 Classic Climbs: Scenic Cruise

Colorado’s Black Canyon is known by many as the testing ground for traditional climbing. Jim Donini calls it, “Yosemite with and attitude.” Epic TV continues its America’s Fifty Classics series with another installment, this time on the Black
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North America’s 50 Classic Climbs: Ancient Art

North of Utah’s adventure capital, Moab, sits the sandstone citadel known as Fisher Towers. Hidden among its crumbling mudstone spires is a route of unsurpassed quality called Ancient Art. The route’s fame is such that climbers travel from all over the world to
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Video: Nemisis Ice Climb

Follow along with Tyler Davidson as he climbs an original Rockies test-piece. 
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Watch Bromancing the Stone

Join Jon Glassberg and Chris Weidner as they pioneer a new traditional line on Bridge Mountain in Red Rock. Read about the first ascent Bromancing The Stone (5.10+) – A Red Rock Canyon First Ascent from Jon Glassberg on Vimeo.
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Film: Norwegian Expedition to Trango Pulpit

This film is about two separate Norwegian ascents of the Trango group in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. The east face of Great Trango was first climbed (to the East Summit) in 1984 by the Norwegians Hans Christian Doseth and Finn Dæhli, who both died on the descent. In
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Vid: Spicy Trad Climbing in the NRG

Paul Nelson climbs Color Blind, a spicy 5.13a trad route at Endless Wall, New River Gorge. Evening Sends Interview with Paul Nelson
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Drew Ruana Sending Just Do It

On a climbing trip to Smith Rocks in November 2014, 15-year-old Drew Ruana redpointed Just Do It 5.14. Watch Paige Classan make first female ascent of Just Do It
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Leclerc and Haley Climb New Cerro Torre North Face Route

Marc-Andre Leclerc is quickly becoming one of Canada’s top alpinists. He’s been spending his 2014/15 winter in Patagonia. Colin Haley has long been one of the world’s best alpine climbers. They have established a new route on Cerro Torre’s north face.
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