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Three Climbers Die in Mexico

Three separate incidents have led to the deaths of three men in Mexico. It is peak climbing season and thousands travel there in January. American climber Charles King, 25, was climbing Pico de Orizaba, a 5,636-metre peak that straddles Puebla and Veracruz, when he and three
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Dawn Wall – Tommy Sends Pitches 15 and 16

Since Dec. 27, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have been attempting to free the Dawn Wall. A project that is going into its seventh year. On Dec. 29, we reported that Caldwell and Jorgeson had climbed pitches one through nine, which are as follows: 5.12b, 5.13a, 5.13c, 5.12b,
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100 Years of Big-Wall Free Climbing

In light of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson making one of the most historic big-wall free ascents, let’s take a look back at the progression of the sport with select climbs. “It is a crest of granite… perfectly inaccessible, being probably the only one of the
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Jakob Schubert Climbs 5.15b

Jakob Schubert has become one of the few climbers to send the grade of 9b or 5.15b, including Bernabe Fernandez, Adam Ondra, Dani Andrada, Magnus Midtboe, Fred Rouhling and Chris Sharma. The 24-year-old Schubert made the third ascent of Fight or Flight in Oliana this week.
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Vid: Dawn Wall Day One

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have started their final attempt of the year to free The Dawn Wall. For years, Caldwell has been attempting the Dawn Wall. The route links sections of the Dawn Wall and Mescalito and is likely the hardest attempted big wall free climb in the
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Vid: Honnold Solos 290 Pitches in Squamish in 16 Hours

On Aug. 17, 2014 Alex Honnold celebrated his 29th birthday by soloing 290 pitches over the course of one day. In only 16 hours, Honnold averaged a climb every few minutes. “Some of the routes have been kind of wet, but it hasn’t been a problem. Oh, this is gross. This
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Lucas Uchida: a champion in the making

Since he started climbing and competing three years ago, 16-year-old Lucas Uchida has been one of the top junior competition climber in the country, and one of the most exciting young prospect for Canada to come along in some time. In June, Uchida made his World Cup debut in
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Big Push On The Dawn Wall

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have started their final attempt of the year to free The Dawn Wall. Caldwell and Jorgeson started up on Dec. 27 for perhaps their last time. If all goes well, the next time they stand on solid ground will be on top of El Capitan. On the first
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Regan Kennedy Climbs V10

Calgary’s Regan Kennedy took down her second V10, Scare Tactics in Red Rocks. “This problem packs a punch. It’s hard AND painful!” Josh Muller said about the route.   Kennedy and Muller in South Africa Scare Tactics starts with the crux. A giant move off
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New Route on Canon Cliff

Matt Ritter is a New England ice climber who owns Walkabout Mountain Guides.  On Monday, Dec. 22, Ritter climbed the new Cannonade Direct on Canon Cliff with Jim Shimberg. “It only took me six attempts over the last few years,” Ritter wrote on his Facebook. The
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