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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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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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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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7 El Cap Routes in 7 Days!

Alex Honnold and Dave Allfrey have completed seven El Cap routes in seven days. They set four new speed records and had to get up at 4 a.m. each day to avoid the heat. They climbed between 6,000 and 7,000 metres of granite during their El Cap blitz. “A great adventure with
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Jonny Dawes meets the men who rescued him after Feb. injury

Johnny Dawes fell while climbing on Stanage Edge in Derbyshire in February, resulting in an open fracture to a leg. Dawes, one of Britain’s best known rock-climbers, met his rescuers who helped to save his leg after he suffered serious injuries in a fall earlier this year. He
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Youngest Girl to Climb Everest

On Sunday May 25, 13-year-old Malavath Purna from Andhra Pradesh in India made history when she became the youngest girl to climb Mount Everest. Purna was accompanied by 16-year-old Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar. The expedition, led by 10 Nepalese guides, took a total of 52 days and
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