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The Climbing Magazine | Reviews, Tips & Technique, Training, Nutrition & Travel
The Climbing Magazine | Reviews, Tips & Technique, Training, Nutrition & Travel

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Simond Vertika Slipper Review | Based in Les Houches (Chamonix, Mont Blanc), right next to my local climbing gym, Simond have been locally producing climbing gear for over 150 years. Without any real introduction to the company, the came onto my radar through various bits of kit (chalk, bags, etc.) always at the low end of the budget, which left… | http://buff.ly/2tBc7Lp
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Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Hooded Jacket Review | The Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Hooded Jacket is a multi-function insulated jacket and layering piece designed for active mountain use. The jacket features a stretch construction and Q.Shield® DOWN 750 weight filling (not to mention a really nice colour range). From climbing to skiing, we have been putting the StretchDown through it's paces in and around Chamonix... | http://buff.ly/2itZnfy
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Friction Labs Chalk Review | It's the last rest before the crux move, your hand goes back to chalk up but you've reached the ragged scraps.. As you roll the empty sack around your hands, you remember it ran out of chalk 2 weeks ago. Awesome. Let's face it, adhesion is fairly critical for most styles of climbing and nothing quite... | http://buff.ly/2j3mKBb
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IFSC Lead World Cup Reaches Conclusion in Kranj | Kranj, Slovenia proved a suitable final host for this year's IFSC Lead World Cup as the overall champions of the men's and women's events, Domen Skofic and Janja Garnbret, celebrated their success on home soil. While neither Skofic or Garnbret provided a fairytale ending by claiming gold in Kranj, strong performances from both highlighted the... | http://buff.ly/2h4EtHt
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Monypenny and Co Claim First Ascents in Sechuan | Freelance mountain guide and climber James Monypenny recently led an expedition to the Genyen Massif in China’s Sechuan province and has returned to tell the tale of several successful climbs. The primary object of the expedition was the previously unclimbed Hutsa, a triangular 5863 metre peak Monypenny described as “romantic idealism.” “This perfect, pointy peak... | http://buff.ly/2gTG4eY
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Caroline Ciavaldini - "Shifting Dreams" | Caroline Ciavaldini grew up as a competition climber, claiming considerable success in the IFSC World Cup and other major climbing events. By her own admission, winning was her goal. In the words of her husband, trad climber James Pearson, Caroline “wanted to kill” her fellow competitors. Captivated by competition, training and competing on indoor walls,... | http://buff.ly/2fOp9JU
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Adam Ondra Repeats the Dawn Wall | On Monday Czech climber Adam Ondra attained the most ambitious goal of his trip to Yosemite: the first free repeat of the Dawn Wall. Finally sent as a continuous bottom-up free climb in January 2015 after a mammoth 20-day effort by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, the Dawn Wall is widely considered the toughest big... | http://buff.ly/2gFYgMR
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Guangzhou Hosts 2016 IFSC World Youth Championships | The 2016 IFSC World Youth Championships took place in Guangzhou, China from the 7th to the 13th of November and saw a number of future climbing stars battle for honours. Individual Lead, Speed and Bouldering competitions were held for male and female competitors in three age categories: Youth B (14-15 years), Youth A (16-17 years)... | http://buff.ly/2fJUO2Y
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All Action On El Capitan | The Yosemite climbing season is always a highlight of the calendar but this year the spotlight on El Capitan and the surrounding sheer walls has been especially intense. Adam Ondra is in Yosemite for the first time and has already attempted an onsight of the Nose and made significant progress on the Dawn Wall. However,... | http://buff.ly/2fCooqW
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Randall's "Obsession" Leads to Another First Ascent | Sheffield-based climber Tom Randall, known for his exploits with Pete Whittaker in the Wideboyz, has put up a new line on the cliffs of Blackers Hole in Dorset. The route, named Supernova and graded E8, was an aid line used by Pete Oxley when making the first ascent of The Schwarzechild Radius but had seen... | http://buff.ly/2fXyPWu
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