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Mirko Caballero

12-year-old Mirko Caballero is one of the top youth climbers in the world.
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Domen Skofic Climbs Three 5.14ds in Past Month

Slovenian Domen Skofic on a sending-train. Slovenian Domen Skofic has climbed his third 5.14d in less than 30 days, Era Vella in Magalef; Estado Critico in Siurana; and Sanjski par Extension in Misia Pec, Slovenia. On 8a.nu, Skofic is the number one rated climber in Slovenia and
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Video: Rolihlahla – Sasha Digiulian

Sasha DiGiulian, climbs the first ascent of an unclimbed sport route in Watervol Boven, South Africa.  
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Guadalacazar, Mexico

Guadalacazar, first ascents by Urs Moosmuller Guadalacazar is a farming town an hour north of San Louis Potosi in central Mexico. The limestone caves have become Urs Moosmuller’s obsession and he has established a number of high quality, difficult routes. Enki, 5.14a,
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Video: Jamie Finlayson, Mixed Climbing Training

Canadian Jamie Finlayson, who has sent a number of 5.14s, discovered a new passion in 2013, when he did his first mixed route with Tim Emmett. Watch him train in the Squamish bouldering cave, stoked! Mixed Climbing Training from Jamie Finlayson on Vimeo.
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Riccardo Cassin Born 105 Years Ago

If Riccardo Cassin was alive he would turn 105 today, January 2, 2014. The legendary climber died in 2009, at 100. He started climbing in 1930 with the Ragni di Lecco, Spiders of Lecco, in the Dolomites. He is responsible for some of the greatest lines in the Alps, including the
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The Eight-Thousanders by NASA

There are fourteen mountains higher than 8,000 metres. Nasa’s Earth Observatory takes us far above them, giving us a bird’s eye view. Visit Earth Observatory and learn about the eight-thousanders, this is a great read.
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Strong Future for Climbing

2013 was a big year for youth climbers around the world. Here are some highlights. Australian Nine-year-old Angie Scarth-Johnson became the youngest person to climb 5.13d, Adam Ondra climbed the grade when he was 11. American Mirko Caballero,12 years old, climbed Buttermilker,
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Brooke Raboutou

Brooke Raboutou, 11-year-old crusher!
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The Miracle Belay

The Miracle Belay on K2 in 1958 Peter Schoening was an American mountaineer. He was one of two Americans to climb the Pakistani peak Gasherbrum I in 1958, and was one of the first to summit Mount Vinson in Antarctica in 1966. In 1953, Schoening single-handedly averted the loss of
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