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Watch the 2015 Canadian Bouldering Nationals Highlights

During the weekend of March 21 and 22, the best athletes in the country competed for the bouldering title at Montreal’s newest climbing venue, Bloc Shop. It was a crazy weekend with a packed field in both the men’s and women’s field, making for a great show on
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Project Fear: Dave MacLeod’s Greatest Challenge

In the summer of 2014 Dave MacLeod set his sights on opening a hard new route on Cima Ovest in the Italian Dolomites. A bold objective for anyone at any time. For Dave though, this project brought with it some of the greatest challenges he has ever faced. Over four weeks in the
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Mayan Smith-Gobat Climbing the Salathe

Watch the strong Mayan Smith-Gobat climb Yosemite’s Salathe Wall. “Yes, I hope I can be an inspiration to other females, and show that there is no reason for there to be so few girls out there on those big walls.” Full Interview Here Mayan Smith-Gobat climbing
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Film: Climbing the Desert Towers as Seen from the Sky

Watch this film featuring some amazing footage of Utah’s towers popular with climbers. Luke Humphrey does a fantastic job in creating this film, which gives climbers a bird’s eye view of the towers they love to climb. Desert Towers from the Air (Avail in 4k) from Luke
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New Moderate Mixed Route in the Alps

Watch this short video of Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey on their first ascent of Zephyr M5+ 6b 400 metres on Mont Maudit. Read about the first ascent here. First ascent, “Zephyr” Mt Maudit from Matt Helliker on Vimeo.
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Expedition to Newfoundland’s Devil’s Bay

Many new climbers often ask what climbing in Newfoundland’s Devil’s Bay is like and why more climbers don’t climb there. In 2012,  Hazel Findlay, Alex Honnold, James Pearson and Mark Synnott headed to Devil’s Bay for a look. The idea started off as a good
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Video: The Crown – 20 Years of Marmot Triple Crown Bouldering

Jim Horton and Chad Wykle are instrumental in creating one of the best outdoor climbing events in the country, The Marmot Triple Crown Bouldering Series. Year after year the event raises thousands of dollars for direct action causes like buying climbing areas for climbers to
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Reinhold Messner’s Advice to Younger Climbers

Reinhold Messner is acclaimed as one of the greatest mountaineers of all time. He was the first person to climb all 14 8,000-metre peaks—the tallest mountains in the world—and one of the first to climb Mount Everest without any supplemental oxygen. Hear Messner recount what it
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Watch Sean McColl’s Amazing Move at Nationals

Sean McColl headed into the National Bouldering Championships in Montreal as the reigning champion hoping to defend his title. On men’s problem number four, McColl pulled off one of the most memorable moves of the weekend. Complete Report and Photos from Nationals After a
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Bouldering Nationals: Qualifications Results

Qualifications for the Canadian Bouldering Championships in Montreal’s Bloc Shop went off perfectly. Today Montreal’s newest climbing gym, Bloc Shop, hosts the CEC bouldering nationals. This is the final stop of the CEC circuit for the year. All Canadian climbers who
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