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New V15 Highball in Mexico

Daniel Woods climbs the king line of the boulder of his dreams/nightmares in the beautiful, but foreboding Mexican desert. After Jimmy Webb spots the overhung, highball problem, it claims a casualty when Dave Graham pops his tendon on it. Bowed, but not broken Daniel spends every
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Solo Crack Climbs

Dean Potter, making quick work of the classic Yosemite roof crack, Separate Reality, and Dan Osman soloing an easier route but ever so slightly faster. 
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New speed record for female soloist on The Nose

Jes Meiris, a climbing guide from Colorado, climbed The Nose 5.9, C2 in only 27 hours, beating the previous record by nearly four days. The 32-year-old Meiris had climbed the route six times before setting out on June 7 set the new record. The previous record was hel
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Video: I’m On a Rope

A parody video of the song I’m on a Boat.
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Big Dyno Start to New 5.14+

Raw footage of Jernej Kruder on his new 5.14c, check out the dyno off the start. From Kruder’s blog: In 2011 I bolted the first route in local crag Sopota. It was the most obvious line and in the fall, I managed to do the first ascent. So we got first, very hard route,
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Hielo y Fuego, Patagonia

A group of friends travel to Patagonia and try their luck on a few classics. Despite the bad weather, they manage to get some climbing done.
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Bock sends another new 5.15a at Jura

Markus Bock reports that he has done the first ascent of Becoming 5.15a in Frankenjura which was a long standing project he bolted in 2011. Alexander Megos also climbed a new 5.15a, see here. Here is a list of Frankenjura’s top 100: 1 Corona Schneiderloch 11/11+ 9a+ Markus
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Megos sends new 5.15a

Alex Megos has done the FA of Modified 5.15a which means that he has done seven 14d or harder routes Frankenjura this year. “Yeah!!! Made another first ascent of a route in Frankenjura! Its a variation of Classified, a route which I made the first ascent of last year.
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Melloblocco 2014

Melloblocco 2014 by Michele Caminati who documented the international climbing meeting in Val Masino – Val di Mello. Interviews with: Barbara Zangerl, Gabriele Moroni, Sachi Amma, Anthony Gullsten, Steve McClure, Leah Crane, Mauro Calibani, Stefan Glowacz, Melissa Le Nevé,
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