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VIDEO: Nathaniel Coleman’s First Ascent of The Grand Illusion (V16)

Nathaniel Coleman and Drew Ruana are two of the best young rock climbers in the world, but even the world's best struggle on a boulder problem like The Grand Illusion, a V16-rated problem in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon.

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However, boulderers of Coleman and Ruana's caliber are used to bashing their fingers and toes against a problem dozens of times before finally sending it, so they stuck with it. Late one night, at about 2 a.m., Coleman finally made the first ascent, realizing a dream that has inspired climbers since Chris Sharma fist envisioned the problem.

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Vans Recreates the Iconic Warehouse Level From Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Vans Recreates the Iconic Warehouse Level From Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Vans Recreates the Iconic Warehouse Level From Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Fact: Tony Hawk Pro Skater is one of the best action sports video game franchises of all time. So it’s pretty cool that the game is being re-released as Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 with lots of updates but still true to the original vibe. To celebrate the release of the new game, Vans teamed up with Tony Hawk himself to build a real-life version of the game’s iconic Warehouse level. Go behind the scenes to see what it took to capture the skate legend sesh the physical re-creation of the

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Full Film: Patagonia’s “Stone Locals” are Shaping the Soul of Climbing
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Full Film: Patagonia’s “Stone Locals” are Shaping the Soul of Climbing

Full Film: Patagonia’s “Stone Locals” are Shaping the Soul of Climbing

Rock climbing has gone from a niche sport to a fairly mainstream pastime over the past decade, and many old-guard climbers have seen their formerly quiet crags fill up with an influx of new climbers. RELATED: Check out the TGR Journal Vol. 1 There's nothing wrong with a sport gaining popularity, necessarily, but most people would agree that a sense of continuity is important in the community, especially when land-use ethics and responsible recreation practices are so critical. Patagonia's

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Nouria Newman, Adrian Mattern and Bren Orton Paddle One of Tibets Largest Rapids
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Nouria Newman, Adrian Mattern and Bren Orton Paddle One of Tibets Largest Rapids

Nouria Newman, Adrian Mattern and Bren Orton Paddle One of Tibets Largest Rapids

If you look in the right places, you’ll be surprised with what nature can present you with. In the case of pro kayakers Nouria Newman, Adrian Mattern and Bren Orton, a trip to Tibet was certain to provide some massive whitewater – but what they ended up finding was bigger than anything they could ever imagine. In fact, it was likely one of the largest rapids any of them had ever paddled. The three boaters were on an extended mission to Tibet when they came upon the stretch of river that would