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Niky Ceria is Looking for Italy’s Best River Boulder

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. After graduating from high school in 2012, Niky Ceria travelled extensively for many years, repeating some of the world’s hardest classics, including numerous V15s, while also putting up tall first ascents in West Virginia and Australia and many places in between. Lately, however, he’s been focusing on undeveloped boulders near his home in Northwest Italy, many of which are found in the narrow river valleys of the foothills of the Alps and are featured in his new short film, The Riversider, which you can find below.
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Field Tested: Men’s Argon Down Pant

The Rab Argon is a lightweight down-filled pant intended for winter missions and expeditions, for basecamp or a campsite, as part of a bivy system, or to help with warmth in a sleeping bag. It crosses over as a great belay pant for ice and rock. Some people use the...
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Weekend Whipper: Here’s What Happens When You Heel Hook Over the Rope

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. This week’s whipper reminds us of our love/hate relationship with heel hooks. They let us snag out-of-reach holds, take weight off of our sorrily pumped arms, and add balance at key moments. They can also chuck us around like a lone sock in a washing machine.
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Climbing For All’s Six Mentees Poised To Diversify Climbing

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. Over 120 photographers applied to participate in the Climbing For All Photography Mentorship Program, to be held November, 2021 through March, 2022. The program, free for participants, is an initiative by adidas Terrex and Climbing to diversify representation within climbing media and engage climbing’s underrepresented communities. During the mentorship period, each selected mentee will be encouraged to take climbing photos, and every two weeks send their best shots to the mentors who will review the works and provide feedback.
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Arcade Climbing Reimagines Indoor Climbing With Proprietary Technology Launching At Brooklyn Boulders In Chicago, Wash., D.C. And NYC

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Arcade Climbing , an immersive technology company developing next generation experiences for the climbing category, is proud to announce the debut of an interactive technology for indoor rock climbing with broad appeal for both new and experienced climbers. Arcade technology is the only system providing climbers real-time feedback, sensing a climber's progress and transforming their climbing route. Arcade is collaborating with Kilter Grips, a pioneer in climbing holds, illuminating holds. With Arcade's proprietary force sensing technology, climbers move through an expanding library of routes and classes.
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Weekend Whipper: Imagine This, Rope Unclips Itself as Climber Leads

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. This week’s whipper is a new one for Climbing‘s staff: a rope unclips itself with seemingly no effort at all. Dylan Ehrenburg was climbing on his longterm project Kun Lung (7b/5.12b) in Koh Tao, Thailand. Ehrenburg had taken...
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Utah doctor accused of lying to rescue Denali’s helicopter | National News

Given the medical news, the helicopter was launched but did not notify Reims. Immediately after the launch, it abandoned its mission when a guide at a nearby high-base camp reported that three climbers were down. In a later interview, other climbing team members did not report that they were suffering...
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Carlo Traversi Makes Third Ascent of Flex Luthor, 5.15b

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. Carlo Traversi has made the third ascent of Flex Luthor, 5.15b, located in the Fortress of Solitude, near Glenwood Springs, Colorado. His ascent came a month after that of Matty Hong’s and nearly 20 years after Tommy Caldwell first ascended the route.
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Weekend Whipper: 10-Year-Old Skips Clips, Goes for the Ride of His Life

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. Bayes Wilder, 10, has the sport climbing confidence most of us can only dream of. He was projecting The Madness (5.13c) at the Motherlode in the Red River Gorge and worked out all of the moves on his first go. Thought Bayes was “not feeling 100%”, he decided to give The Madness a redpoint burn in the waning daylight. He flew past the lower cruxes and arrived at the upper headwall “massively pumped, as is common on that route,” said his father, Matt Wilder.
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