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Watch Ski Descents of Robson and Resplendent

Watch Joel McLay and Bradley Lorriman make early-spring ski descents of Robson’s Kain Face and Mount Resplendent on April 15 and 16. Robson Ski from Joel McLay on Vimeo.
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Watch Tour de Bloc at Grand River Rocks

With the Nationals taking place at Joe Rockhead’s on March 7, this was the last chance eastern comp climbers had to brush up their skills. Tour De Bloc 12 at Grand River Rocks from Barn Door Creative on Vimeo.
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David Allfrey Climbs Difficult Red Rock Splitter

David Allfrey honed his craft on Yosemite Valley’s granite walls and holds several speed records on El Capitan including the first one day ascent of Excalibur. David brought his rock star looks and rock solid trad climbing technique to Las Vegas, so now we get to see him
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Iker Pou Sends New 5.15: Big Men

The nearly 40-year-old crusher from Spain has recently made the first ascent of Big Men 5.15a on Mallorca, Spain. Known for his sends of some of the world’s highest and hardest routes, Pou’s new route Big Men was bolted in the ’90s by Carlos Raimundo. The Pou
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Squamish’s famous finger crack: Exasperator

IFMGA mountain guide Crosby Johnston talks about one of his favourite Squamish 5.10 rock climbs, Exasperator Crack. It is one of the best single-pitch routes in Squamis, located at the Grand Wall base, it is 45 m of technical finger crack climbing. It was first climbed in 1960 by
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Everest: “Season Closed,” – Raphael Slawinski

Following the earthquake and aftershocks in Nepal that caused avalanches on and around Mount Everest that killed a number of people, the climbing season has been closed. The first word of the closing from the north side came to us from Raphael Slawinski, “We just came out of a
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Watch Ashima Shiriashi Send Open Your Mind Direct

During her spring break, 13-year-old Ashima Shiraishi flew from her home in New York City to climb in Catalunya’s famous Santa Linya Cave. At 11 years old, Shiraishi became the youngest 5.14b and 5.14c climber. Adam Ondra was the first 13-year-old to send 5.14d. While on
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Watch Everest Basecamp Aftermath

This video provided by Elia Saikaly/6 Summits Challenge shows the devastating aftermath of the earthquake and avalanche at Mount Everest Base Camp on April 26, 2015, a day after the earthquake.  
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Watch Nina Williams Climb Speed of Life

Nina Williams sends Speed of Life V10 at Farley Ledge in Western Massachusetts. Nina Williams wrote on her Facebook: “Speed of Life. A dream beginning 2009 and realized yesterday. I was initially drawn to its aesthetic line, intimidating size, and crimpy style.” Read More Here
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Arc’teryx’s Define Feminine: The Climber

A great competitor always tries harder, pushes their limits and doesn’t give up. Mina Leslie-Wujastyk spends hours training and is very disciplined, but she’s also funny, easy going and messy.  For more on Mina, see here. Enter a friend into the Arc’teryx Define Feminine
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