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Watch Some Steep Rockies Ice and Mixed Climbing

Watch Guido Unterwurzacher and his team climb steep routes in the Rockies. “Being an absolute all-rounder, Guido also knows what the breakfast of champions should look like.”
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Canadians on Nepal First Ascent with Strong Team

In October, a team of international climbers made the first ascent of Beding Go 6,125 metres in Nepal. The following is a story written by Cian O’Brolchain from Ireland. On the expedition were six team members, five climbing Sherpas, five kitchen staff and 30 porters. The
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Watch Jon Cardwell on Necessary Evil 5.14c

Watch Jon Cardwell on the Virgin River Gorge test-piece Necessary Evil 5.14c that was first climbed by Chris Sharma nearly 20 years ago. Necessary Evil – Jon Cardwell from Matty Hong on Vimeo.
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Alex Luger’s Big Send in the Ratikon

Austrian climber Alex Luger reports about his first ascent of the 350-metre 5.14b called The Gift. Luger reported that in August, he sent The Gift on Drusenfluh in Austria. The steep Ratikon wall is known for its stiff routes. The first four pitches of the route were climbed in
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Watch Annie Chouinard Send Hard Quebec 5.13

Watch Annie Chouinard make the first female ascent of Scorecard 5.13d at Orford in Quebec. Chouinard also sent The Great Feast 5.13c at Maple Canyon and Apocalypse 5.13c at Rifle this year.
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Watch Chris Sharma on 5.14 First Ascent in 1996

Chris Sharma was only 15 when he made the first ascent of Zulu 5.14a at Rifle Mountain Park in 1996. Here is a short clip from Hoods in the Woods of on the first ascent.
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Watch Anthony Richards Flash Ontario V10 in December

Watch Anthony Richards flash Rigormortis V10 on Dec. 16 at Niagara Glen. Tomasz Wojtkowiak reported the send and posted the below video. “On the drive to the Glen Anthony told me and Peter Prelich that he wanted to flash Rigormortis,” said Wojtkowiak. “Both
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Watch Dave MacLeod’s Fourth Ascent of V13

Dave MacLeod making the first ascent of fourth Wave, 8B in the Arisaig Cave on the west coast of Scotland. 4th Wave, 8B first ascent from Dave MacLeod on Vimeo.
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Cutting-Edge Climbing Video Game is Here

The Climb is a new virtual reality climbing video game by Crytek. If you’re a climber who loves video games, check this out. The new game by Crytek takes you to the crag and up the wall at different locations around the world. More here.
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Romain Desgranges and His Difficult Project

Romain Desgranges is a champion competition climber who sent a hard California boulder last year. Last December, Desgranges visited Joshua Tree and sent a number of tall high-ball bouldering problems, including So High, Up40, Slash Face, Planet X and White Rasta.  Watch this
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