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Nanga Parbat: video of Moro’s and Gottler’s attempt

Simone Moro and David Göttler attempted to climb Nanga Parbat 8,125 m in the winter of 2014. The climbers left in December 2013 for one of the toughest expeditions on earth, during the coldest and most demanding season: the Nanga Parbat ascent. The ninth tallest mountain in the
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New Yosemite Speed Record

American Libby Sauter and New Zealander Mayan Smith-Gobat have climbed their way to a new female speed record. They might head back up on Friday for another attempt. The pair knocked off 34 minutes from the old record and now stands at 5:02, despite some setbacks. El Cap Report
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Climbing Vertical Chalk Cliffs with Ice Axes

Ten of the world’s best ice climbers took on the challenge of ascending sheer cliffs of chalk – one of the most difficult rock types to climb – as the first ever Red Bull White Cliffs competition came to the Isle of Wight. The U.K. is the only place where chalk cliffs can
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Ashima Shiraishi on Ted Talks

 At just 13, Ashima is one of the top rock climbers in the world. In July 2014, she became the second female in the world to scale a V14. Like every other teenager, she likes cake and dislikes homework, but she sees everything as a problem she has to solve. A young girl with a
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Pete Whittaker Flashes El Cap

Pete Whittaker has flashed the famous route, Freerider 5.12d. He climbed it with Tom Randall in mid-October. U.K. strongman Whittaker has spent much of the later half of 2014 in Yosemite. He said that he is surprised by the lack of progression in big wall climbing. By that, he
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Marieta Akalski sends 5.14b!

Toronto-based Marieta Akalski has committed the majority of 2014 to sport climbing. She has spent the last little while in  Spain and has made history, again. Akalski just sent Florida 8c (5.14b) in Rodellar. Her first of the grade. She has become the third Canadian woman to
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Sonnie Trotter sends new 5.14 and Skaha’s hardest line!

Sonnie Trotter has climbed his project at the Skaha Bluffs near Penticton, B.C. and named it Family Man. Trotter climbed the 5.14b line on Oct. 21, 2014. Trotter’s been busy balancing his climbing life with being a new father, which doesn’t seem to have slowed him
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New route in Central Garhwal by Jim Elzinga and Steve House

The Alpine Mentors have been in India’s Central Garhwal for nearly a month. Despite some bad weather, they have climbed a new route. Jim Elzinga and Steve House have climbed the previously unclimbed southwest face of Brahamasar II, 1,000 metres. A message came from
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Old Baldy is OPEN to climbers

After many years of being off-limits, Old Baldy access has been secured by the Ontario Access Coalition. Southern Ontario has more people than anywhere else in Canada, but limited places to climb. To make issues worse, some of the crags suffer from ongoing access issues. The
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White Cliffs Competition

Red Bull’s White Cliffs competition is taking place this weekend in the U.K. Some of the world’s best ice and mixed climbers have gathered to climb some of the wildest chalk routes on the planet. Over 100 metres of steep and pumpy chalk. We will have the full results
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