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Canadians on Nepal First Ascent with Strong Team

In October, a team of international climbers made the first ascent of Beding Go 6,125 metres in Nepal. The following is a story written by Cian O’Brolchain from Ireland. On the expedition were six team members, five climbing Sherpas, five kitchen staff and 30 porters. The
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Watch Jon Cardwell on Necessary Evil 5.14c

Watch Jon Cardwell on the Virgin River Gorge test-piece Necessary Evil 5.14c that was first climbed by Chris Sharma nearly 20 years ago. Necessary Evil – Jon Cardwell from Matty Hong on Vimeo.
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Watch Annie Chouinard Send Hard Quebec 5.13

Watch Annie Chouinard make the first female ascent of Scorecard 5.13d at Orford in Quebec. Chouinard also sent The Great Feast 5.13c at Maple Canyon and Apocalypse 5.13c at Rifle this year.
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Watch Chris Sharma on 5.14 First Ascent in 1996

Chris Sharma was only 15 when he made the first ascent of Zulu 5.14a at Rifle Mountain Park in 1996. Here is a short clip from Hoods in the Woods of on the first ascent.
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Watch Anthony Richards Flash Ontario V10 in December

Watch Anthony Richards flash Rigormortis V10 on Dec. 16 at Niagara Glen. Tomasz Wojtkowiak reported the send and posted the below video. “On the drive to the Glen Anthony told me and Peter Prelich that he wanted to flash Rigormortis,” said Wojtkowiak. “Both
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Alex Honnold Climbs in Angola by VICE Sports

Angola is a southwest African country that recently emerged from 27 years of bloody civil war. What brings together these strange bedfellows you ask? Some big, unclimbed rocks and a community needing help to diffuse the hidden land mines leftover from the conflict. Visit VICE
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Switzerland’s Hardest Bouldering Traverse

Pirmin Bertle is quickly becoming one of the strongest climber around with sends of 5.15b and V16. Watch Bertle send Switzerland’s hardest problem. “What resisted to my trying more than 35 days in 2013, worked out in three days this year as an intermediate project to
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Ueli Steck and the 82 Summits, Part One

For a decade, Ueli Steck has been setting international standards for fast and light climbing. In 2015, Steck climbed all 82 summits of 4,000 metres or higher in the Alps in only 62 days using only his own power from start to finsih. That means no driving between objectives. This
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Results for Tour de Bloc at Wilson Centre in Alberta

The final Tour de Bloc of 2015 took place at the University of Alberta’s new facility. A big shout out to the organizers, gym staff and athletes for all of the effort in 2015 to make the Tour de Bloc the amazing comp circuit it is. Climbers gathered for one more show-down
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A Send of Metallica in the Tatra Mountains

Watch Aleksandra Taistra climb a fun looking route called Metallica in the Polish Tatra Mountains. Metallica IX (Polish Tatra Mountains, Mnich) from Aleksandra Taistra on Vimeo.
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