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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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Switzerland’s Hardest Bouldering Traverse

Pirmin Bertle is quickly becoming one of the strongest climber around with sends of 5.15b and V16. Watch Bertle send Switzerland’s hardest problem. “What resisted to my trying more than 35 days in 2013, worked out in three days this year as an intermediate project to
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A Send of Metallica in the Tatra Mountains

Watch Aleksandra Taistra climb a fun looking route called Metallica in the Polish Tatra Mountains. Metallica IX (Polish Tatra Mountains, Mnich) from Aleksandra Taistra on Vimeo.
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A Short Film About Squamish Bouldering

Ben Harrington pieced together a short film about some of his “random Squamish footage from the last year,” as he wrote. Squamish from Ben Herrington on Vimeo.
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Sarah Hueniken Sets Standard With M14 Send

Canadian climber and alpine guide Sarah Hueniken has become the first North American woman to climb M14. On Dec. 7, Hueniken made the fourth ascent Will Mayo’s testpiece at Vail called The Mustang P-51, which Will Gadd made the third ascent of the previous day.
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Watch Chris Sharma Send Old Hard Route

Just outside the town of Mouriès, France, in the small Alpilles Mountains, sits a legendary iconic route from the 1980s called Magie Blanche. The 22-metre 5.14a has little in common with the routes modern senders seek. On Oct. 16, Chris Sharma decided to give the old route a try
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Watch Will Gadd Send M14 on Second Try!

Will Gadd returns to The Fang Amphitheater in East Vail, Colorado, after nearly 20 years away. Gadd had established classic and hard routes at the crag, such as Amphibian M9 and Reptile M10 many years ago. he has now made the third ascent of The Mustang P-51 M14- on his second
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Watch Katie Lambert Send Hard 5.13

Katie Lambert climbs Broken Arrow 5.13d in Olmsted Canyon in Tuolumne Meadows. Katie Lambert climbs Broken Arrow from benjamin ditto on Vimeo.
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Kai Lightner Sends Hard Bishop Boulder

Kai Lightner is now 16 and he continues to be one of America’s best all-round climbers for his age. Lightner recently spent time in Bishop and despite some snowy weather, he managed to send a number of difficult problems. His biggest send was Mandala V12, of which he wrote
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