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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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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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Ashima Climbs Bishop V12

Ashima Shiraishi is the 13-year-old boulderer who became the second female to climb V14. She is spending her holidays in Bishop. “Sent this beauty quickly today!” Shiraishi wrote on her Instagram. Watch Shiraishi on Ted Talks here. She is one of the strongest young
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Slawinski and Olson Repeat Nophobia

Nophobia was established over four years by Will Mayo, Pat Delaney, John Freeman, and Will Gadd. The 150-metre route in the Ghost River Valley climbs the wall left of the classic Hydrophobia WI5. Nophobia was established over four years before redpoints by Gadd, Mayo and Freeman.
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Patagonia News

The 2014/15 Patagonia season has been a busy one. There’s been a number of ascents, tragedies and with some of the world’s leading alpinists ready to strike, there is more to come. The first ascent of Cerro Torre this season was in September by an Italian team. At
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Fred Beckey Recieves Gold

Fred Beckey is considered by many to be the most accomplished climbers of all time. In 1961, Beckey played a large role in setting the stage for hard alpine routes in Canada with the Beckey/Chouinard on the South Howser Tower in the Bugaboos and the first route up the North Face
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Mina Markovic Onsights 5.14

Mina Markovic has onsighted Los Humildes pa Casa 5.14a in Oliana, Spain. She has been in the top two spots in the Lead World Cup for the last five years. Fresh from her win at the Kranj World Cup, Markovic went on a sending spree. She climbed her first 5.14b and onsighted two
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