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No Sleep till Bishop!!

No Sleep till Bishop!!

Just one week now until I’m headed out to BIshop for a week of bouldering action, getting really psyched for this trip. It’s been three years since my first trip there, and I have grown tremendously as a climber. I’ll be posting updates about the trip here, and I’m hoping to make a video of the experience.

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Adam Ondra, on “Change” 9b+

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Here you go ladies and gents, Adam Ondra’s ascent of “Change” a route graded 5.15c/9b+, it is the first of this difficulty. The route is located in a cave in the small town of Flatanger, Norway. Adam scent it on October 4th, 2012. Enjoy!!!

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Team Petzl in Spain

Short look at life in Spain for climbers Chris Sharma, Daila Ojeda, and Dani Andrada. Also featuring Sasha DiGiulian!

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ABS Youth National Highlights

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The highlight reel is out from last weekends ABS Youth National Competition. Check it out!

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Great interview of MN local Kyra Condie, by JustClimbMN, coming off two amazing weekends at ABS14 and ABS Youth Nationals!

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This year, USA Climbing’s ABS Open National Championships were streamed live online for the first time by a climbing media company called Louder Than 11.  In Minnesota, some of us were glued to our monitors not only watching pros like Alex Puccio and Daniel Woods battling for victory, but also to see home grown heroine, 16 year old Kyra Condie, in her first ever ABS Open National where she took 9th place overall.

One week later, Kyra returned to the same auditorium for her 5th appearance at ABS Youth National Championships to successfully defend her title as the number one female in the Youth A division.  Unfortunately, live streaming this event was not in USA Climbing’s budget and updates coming out of Colorado Springs were scarce.

So, with the 2013 American Bouldering Series all wrapped up, I reached out to Kyra to ask about her experience in the big leagues, retaining her…

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Dave Graham working a project in the Elkland

“The crystals in the rock are all you stick to, and destroy the skin.”

Over on the Island Dave Graham talks about a project he’s working on in the Elkland, in Colorado involving some sharp, grainy granite.