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Watch the Danish Climbing Team’s Dynamic Training

The current trend is for climbing teams to mix up their training routines with parkour, gymnastics and other cross-training methods. Watch the Danish climbing team’s new clip about their training, which could be mistaken for a music video. The new Danish National Climbing
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Climb Along on a Rockies’ Classic: Brewer Buttress

Tyler Davidson and Travis McPhee recently climbed the well-known 5.6 on Castle called Brewers Buttress and brought along a headcam. The 13-pitch dolomite route climbs an esthetic prow up a buttress from the Goat Plateau near the Alpine Club of Canada Hut. There is unlimited
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Watch Peter Croft and Conrad Anker Climb Sierra Route

Peter Croft and Conrad Anker climb a new route in the high Sierras called Solar Flare up the Incredible Hulk.  The Incredible Hulk – Solar Flare from Jeffery Morse on Vimeo.
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Ueli Steck Half-Way Finished 82 Peak Challenge

Ueli Steck has climbed 41 of the 82 peaks of objective, including one 18-peak day. With 53 days remaining, Steck summited peak 41 on Tuesday. The list includes all mountains in the Alps that are 4,000 metres or higher and the challenge was to climb them in 80 days. Steck began
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Watch Emily Harrington Send El Cap’s Golden Gate

In June 2015, Emily Harrington sent her summer big wall project after topping out Golden Gate 5.13b.  It took Harrington six days to send the 41-pitch El Cap route, which she led every pitch on. The first ascent of Golden Gate was in 2000 by Alex and Thomas Huber.
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Watch the Dirtbag Swing Session!

Stu Smith brings us another entertaining video. This time, the rest day dirtbags go for the always-thought-of, but rarely-executed, bridge swing! The Rest Day: Dirtbag Swing Session from Stuart Smith on Vimeo.
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Watch the First Ascent of a Burly Yosemite Line

Cheyne Lempe and Ethan Pringle explore the crack systems on the north face of higher Cathedral Rock in Yosemite, an area that is seldom climbed due to a challenging approach and constant gardening. They named their 330-metre route The Constant Gardener 5.11+R A3 and they used no
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Transition Film Preview: Dave MacLeod Makes Difficult First Ascent

A sneak peak at Dave MacLeod making the first ascent of Toast E7 6c at Suidhe Biorach, Isle of Skye. This was filmed during shooting for the upcoming film Transition featuring Natalie Berry and Dave MacLeod, Transition Film Preview – Toast E7 6c 1st Ascent from Hot Aches
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Watch a Short Video of a Grand Wall Ascent

This short video by Ryan Larkin shows the most famous pitches of the iconic Grand Wall in Squamish. This poster was produced by Tim Tallevi and Eric Hughes and shows the top 50 classic climbs of Squamish. Visit here to purchase one.
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The Church That Became A Climbing Gym

Vertige Escalade is in Sherbrooke, Quebec and is a one-of-a-kind Canadian climbing gym. The Église Christ-Roi (Christ the King) church was built in 1940. Not too long ago, the church closed as a place of worship and was sold for $200,000. After a $300,000 conversion the old
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