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Difficult New Route Climbed on Remote Quebec Wall

Patrick Brouillard and Charles Lacroix have established the most difficult route on Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, north of Quebec City. Their new route is a 200-metre six-pitch 5.11 A0 called Contortions. The first few pitches follow cracks and chimneys at around 5.9. The
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Echo Canyon’s Radical Tall Storey Wall

Echo Canyon has become one of Western Canada’s premiere sport climbing destinations, from cragging to multi-pitch. Tall Storey is a 185-metre 5.11c that was established and climbed in 2009 by Chris Perry and his son, Ian. The route has become one of the most popular
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Daniel Woods Crushing in Rocklands

Daniel Woods is one of the world’s strongest boulderers and he’s been busy sending some of Rockland’s most difficult problems. This week, Woods climbed one of Alex Megos’ new routes called Devil Wears Prana V12, which was powerful V10 climbing to a V10
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Wide Boyz Visit the Recovery Drink

Watch Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker have a go at what might be the world’s hardest crack climb. ”Last month, Pete and I were invited on a trip to Norway to lecture at the infamous Ballestein Festival,” said Randall. “What was even more exciting than the
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Huntington Climbed by George Lowe, Joe Terravecchia and Mark Richey

Mount Huntington has had a number of climbers reach its summit this year, including three of America’s most legendary. Joe Terravecchia, Mark Richey and 70-year-old George Lowe were one of the four recent parties to reach the summit of Mount Huntington. On May 27, they
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Watch Bryce Johnson’s First Ascent of Joe’s Valley V10

Joe’s Valley has a new bouldering area and it is yielding some difficult new lines. This video was sent to EpicTV as part of their Booom Fest. Watch Bryce Johnson make the first ascent of Hard In The Paint V10, which shows why Joe’s Valley is one of America’s
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New Squamish Crag is Family Friendly

Tess Egan and her husband, Jason Robinson, have developed a new crag in Squamish called the Playground. Along the way, Kye Egan-Robinson, made one of the youngest first ascents ever. After discovering the potential crag, Tess had to convince her husband that it was worth the
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El Cap’s Newest Free Route: The Heart Route

Mason Earle, 26, has made the first free ascent of the Heart Route on El Capitan and his partner, Brad Gobright, 27, freed everything but a few metres. The 1970 route up the southwest face of El Cap was first climbed by Scott Davis and Chuck Kroger. The Heart formation is a
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Mount Logan Success, Storms and Helicopters

In May and June, three highly experienced climbers were attempting to traverse Mount Logan. After reaching the summit they were forced to spend a week above 5,000 metres in snow caves until a helicopter picked them up. Bryce Brown and his two partners flew on May 16 from the
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Watch Cameron Hörst, 14, Send Raubritter 5.14b

Raubritter is a short, severely overhanging climb at the Eldorado crag in the Frankenjura, Germany. Established by the powerful Markus Bock, this climb is only about 20 moves long, but every move is hard—pulling on shallow two-finger pockets and edges. The climber can fall
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