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Fair Island: Newfoundland’s Remote Bouldering

While Newfoundland’s Fair Island is 7,500 kilometres from Squamish, the two areas have a lot in common – both have world-class Canadian granite climbing. From July 3 to 5, climbers traveled to Fair Island as part of an Alpine Club of Canada Newfoundland/Labrador trip.
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Watch the First Free Ascent of a Quebec 5.14

In 2009, Julien Bourassa-Moreau was starting to take is place on the climbing scene and he is now one of Quebec’s strongest climbers. In this video, Julien makes the first free ascent of a now-popular 5.14a at Baldi called Cassiopee.
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Animation: Be Careful Where You Trundle

Rock trundling is a common practice by climbers to free routes of loose rock, but you must always be careful where you trundle. Read the story “Beware the Trundler” by Kevin McLane here.
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Watch Jules Lines Fall Big, Then Send

Jules Lines is the UK’s most accomplished free-soloist and some of his adventures were featured in the film Stone Free. In this clip from the film, Lines takes a 10-metre fall while soloing an E10 called Hold Fast 5.13c at Glen Nevis. Despite the slip-up, Lines stuck the
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Watch a Heady Deep Water Solo

One of the most incredible parts of deep water soloing is the thrill of exploration that the discipline offers. New routing above the ocean doesn’t require bags of equipment, logistical planning or technical know-how, but rather a pair of shoes and a curious spirit. It was
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Watch Some Wicked Pocket Climbing on a 5.15a

Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi has repeated a 2009 Chris Sharma route in Margalef, Spain called Demencia Senil 5.15a. After Sharma’s first ascent Iker Pou and Ramon Julian Puigblanque made the second and third ascents in 2010. After six days of work, Ghisolfi was able to
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Watch an Alex Honnold Video Compilation

Alex Honnold is one of the most bold climbers of the 21st century. Watch this short video compilation of some of Honnold’s most daring climbs. Visit Alexhonnold.com for more videos and stories on Honnold.  
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Aerial Footage of a Bugaboo Classic

Luke Humphrey’s most recent online film is a nicely produced video of the classic Bugaboo route, the West Ridge of Pigeon Spire. Considered “the best 5.4 in the world,” the B.C. route gets dozens of ascents every season. The 500-metre-long ridge has sticky
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How To Know If You’re A Climber

Do you stick out like a sore thumb in public? Do you spend more time outside than you do inside? Well then, you might be a climber.
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Watch the Short Film “Meeting Tom Bolger”

Tom Bolger might be one of the world’s strongest climbers you have never heard about. After sending 5.15, he was sidelined with a serious back injury. Following his injury and subsequent recovery, Bolger talks about his chosen lifestyle, evolved entirely around his love for
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