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Meet Preston Edwards, The Piano Boy

The Edwards family not only embraces climbing as an activity, but they promote it as a lifestyle. The three Edwards siblings, Preston, Harry and Samantha have been climbing since their infancy thanks to parents Jennifer and Rob. “We’ve been climbing long enough as a
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Video: Climbing El Whampo, a fun 5.7

Climbing videos can range from edge-of-your-seat exciting to slow, but interesting. Sometimes a short video about a fun California 5.7 is order. El Whampo is a six-pitch route on Tahquitz Rock in Idyllwild. For more info, visit here. El Whampo (5.7) from Eli Besser on Vimeo.
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Watch a Video of the 1994 Climbing World Cup

Cool footage of a World Cup climbing comp from 1994. The three-part video features such legendary climbers as Isabelle Patissier, Robyn Erbesfield, Jean-Baptiste Tribout, Elie Cheviux, Christian Brennan, Fabien Mazuer and François Lombard.
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Zach Lerner’s First Ascent of a Colorado 5.14

Watch Zach Lerner as he battles a long-standing project Creme de la Poudre 5.14b at the Vista Crag in Poudre Canyon, Colorado. This is one of the most obvious and sought after lines at the cliff. The rock is reminiscent of Mt. Arapiles or the Grampians in Australia. The nine-bolt
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Watch Hayden Kennedy Send a Desert 5.14

In 2012, twenty-two-year-old Hayden Kennedy made the first ascent of Carbondale Short Bus 5.14- in Indian Creek, Utah. The line was first envisioned by Nick Martino back in 2007, Kennedy redpointed it on March 21, 2012. Some called it the hardest route in Indian Creek at the
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Amazing McDonald’s (Yes, McDonald’s) Squamish “Living in a Van” Commercial

In what appears to be an attempt to reach-out online to different demographics, McDonald’s touched base with Katie Flynn, a van-living climber based in Squamish.
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Film: Death by Lougin, Fun Ontario 5.10

Watch this short film about Mike Smythe and Mike Penney climbing  Death By Lougin 5.10c in Beaver Valley, Ont. Equipped, climbed and filmed in April 2012.
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Watch this Amazing New Film: Mikey Schaefer and Force

Patagonia presents a Duct Tape Then Beer film. Force is the collected footage from 10 years of Mikey Schaefer’s climbs, summits and misadventures in Patagonia woven together into a story of success, fear, joy and growth.  Mikey Schaefer and FORCE from Patagonia on Vimeo.
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Vid: Joe Kinder Climbing in Andalusia

After falling in love with the Catalonia region of Spain, Joe Kinder branches out into the further reaches of the country, finding a “dime piece route” in the process.
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Watch Beyond Gravity, One of the Best Climbing Films Ever Made

Narrated by renowned mountaineer and author Greg Child, the film is packed with breathtaking footage of majestic mountains and gorgeous valleys. From the Canadian Rockies to Greenland and many other mountain ranges, 18 of North America’s most talented young climbers take on
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