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Climb — Stewart Moore

New to ice climbing? Check out these ice fests.

Ice climbing festivals are the easiest way for newbies to get into our favorite sport. In this piece, Stewart Moore rounds up six of his personal favorites.

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Obituary: Royal Robbins (1935–2017)

On Tuesday, March 14, California rock-climbing and big-wall pioneer Royal Robbins passed away at age 82.

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Around the web — Gripped.om

This woman just sent 5.15

American Margot Hayes just sent La Rambla (5.15a) in Spain, making her the first woman to ever climb at the elite grade.

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Around the web — Gripped.com

Tim Emmett Climbs New Ice Above Lake Superior

Lake Superior has big walls along its shore and Tim Emmett climbed a new steep ice line on on one of them in Michigan.

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Around the web — Gripped.com

2016’s best big wall climbs

It was a memorable year for big wall climbing with some big sends going down in Yosemite, on Baffin Island, in the Alps and in Patagonia.

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Around the web — Men's Health

The science behind the barfies

If you’ve ever gone ice climbing or winter mountaineering, you’ve probably heard of the “screaming barfies,” a strange health condition also known as the “hot aches."

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Around the web — Gripped.com

Video: (Probably) the world’s toughest ice climb

Watch Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl make the first ascent of the 80-metre Interstellar Spice (WI12) at British Columbia's Helmcken Falls.

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Around the web — Gripped.com

Video: A very, very gnarly mantle

At V11, Ned Zeppelin is one of the UK's hardest mantles. Just watching it might give you friction burns.

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Around the web — Westword

New guide ranks Colorado’s 14ers

Chris Meehan has written the guidebook Colorado's 14ers deserve. The book ranks each of the 58 climbs, and suggests great bars, breweries, and ice cream parlors near the base of each.

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Around the web — gearjunkie.com

Is this the world’s toughest climbing pack?

Hyperlite Mountain Gear primarily designs equipment for thru-hikers and backpackers. But its 100-percent, woven Dyneema Porter Pack is the best climbing backpack this reviewer has used in two decades.

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