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Hukkataival and Megos take skills to new heights

Nalle Hukkataival and Alex Megos have put their skills to the test on some big routes. Hukkataival climbed one of Beat Kammerlander’s incredible six-pitch routes in Ratikon called Silbergeier 5.14a. Hukkataival reported on Facebook: We managed to climb the legendary
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McColl places second, twice, in China World Cups

The first Lead World Cup and another round of the Boulder World Cup took place in Haiyang, China. Sean McColl had a strong outing. Jakob Scubert took the victory in the first Lead WC in 2014 in spite of having an injured finger. Sean McColl took second place in both events. Adam
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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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Big New Squamish Route: Written in Stone

There seems to be no end to the potential of the walls above Squamish. Colin Moorhead and Andre Ike have established an incredible looking line up the Prow Wall. The pair climbed the route on June 12, after cleaning and establishing the line. From Squamish Climbing Source: An
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New Route on Kooshdakhaa Spire

In Feb. 2014, we announced that Canadian Max Fisher and American Erik Bonnett won the Copp-Dash Award for the  first ascent of a 700-metre spire that forms the southern summit of Kooshdakhaa in the eastern Alaska/northern Yukon Coast Mountains. By Max Fisher Over the past 21 days
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Chamonix Dispatches, July 16 – Warming Up

Chamonix is nestled into the valley between the Aiguille Rouges and Aiguille du Midi. It is widely regarded as the birthplace of alpinism and is at the cutting-edge of modern mountain sports. Gripped editor Brandon Pullan is in Chamonix for a month, at first for the
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Trotter, Caldwell and Wharton climb new route in Sicily

Sonnie Trotter, Tommy Caldwell and Josh Wharton have climbed a new six-pitch line on Sicily’s Monte Monaco. The name of the route was decided after a shout out on social media generated some 50 responses, one of which was chosen.  The trio named their new route, You Cannoli
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New Denali Speed Record

The Catalan mountain Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet set a new speed record on Denali, beating the old one by more than five hours. Jornet, 26, made the roundtrip from bottom to top, about 50 km in 11 hours and 40 minutes. The old record was held by Ed Warren at 16 hours and 46
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Reserved! Sasha DiGiulian walks away from project

We have all had to stopped and waited while someone poses for a photo, but what about postponing a multi-pitch project in Spain while camera crews film a fellow sponsored athlete. Sasha DiGiulian decided to call off plans to project the Pou brother’s Orbayu 5.14 on Naranjo
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Youth Olympic Games: sport climbing to be showcased

The IFSC announced that sport climbing will be present in the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China from August 17-27 as a showcased sport. From the IFSC: In December 2013, the recently elected IOC President, Thomas Bach, presented the IFSC with the opportunity to showcase our
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