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Wet Dreams V11

Wet Dreams (right) is located in the colourful canyons of Red Rocks. While there for not long enough, we found a boulder that needed to be displayed and showcased. For beta or for worse, enjoy this short that was filmed by Vince Schaefer and edit by Josh Larson, the climber is
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I’m Your Huckleberry, 5.13

Randy Leavitt climbs his latest project at El Cajon Mountain, San Diego, California. This beautiful granite rock climb ascents the first half of a crack climb called Crack-A-Mite 5.11a, then breaks out right up a steep headwall to an impressive finish 5.13b.   
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The Path

As the snow melts away around Lake Louise, many people are starting to make plans to head to the Back of the Lake. This is Sonnie Trotter’s story about The Path.  
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Gathering Sun – Nesscliffe

Naomi Buys on a headpoint ascent of Gathering Sun at Nesscliffe, a superb sandstone quarry in Shropshire.  
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Hard Sends from Around the Globe

There is no doubt that standards are on the rise, climbers are sending big grades at both ends of the age-spectrum, from 61-year-old Fransisco Marin sending 5.14a to 14-year-old Kai Ligthner sending 5.14c, again. Kai Ligthner, 14, sends Lucifer, his second 5.14c, his first being
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An early-season trip to Niagara Glen

Natalie Jennifer Wong is a Toronto-based climber who, after three years of not climbing at the Glen, returned to rediscover the joy of climbing outside. “It’s hard to believe that it’s been at least three years since I’ve been back at Niagara Glen. Great
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Freeze/Thaw and Loose Rocks

This is a friendly reminder and heads up to keep an eye out for loose rock this spring and wear a helmet. In Canada, we are lucky because we still get four amazing seasons, each filled with distinctive weather patterns. In winter, everything freezes, even the water within the
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Steph Davis Solos the Diamond

Incredible clip from the Sharp End by Sender Films of Steph Davis on the North Chimney of Castleton Tower in Moab, Utah, and Pervertical Sanctuary on the Longs Peak Diamond, in Estes Park.
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Webb’s Understanding, a repeat of Hukkataival’s Magic Wood V15

Jimmy Webb made the second ascent of Nalle Hukkataival’s The Understanding, V15 in Magic Wood, Switzerland. Webb wrote on his Instagram account: “Somehow today I managed a one day ascent of literally the BEST boulder I have ever climbed.. The Understanding, 8C [V15]
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Rok Klancnik sends Bugeleisen

Slovenian climber Rok Klancnik has made the third ascent of Klem Loskot’s Bugeleisen in Malatal, Austria. The route was climbed in 2001 and was not repeated until last year by Nalle Hukkataival. Klancnik graded the route V15, saying it was harder than any other V14 he had
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