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Alex Megos sends “strange” new route

Alex Megos is one of the strongest climbers making the headlines these days. On Sept. 10, he climbed two 5.14ds and sent his longest project. In 2001, Chris Sharma sent Realization which was one of the first 5.15as (some argue that Alex Huber’s 1994 route La Rambla was the
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Pesce Solos Grandes Jorasses

Corrado Pesce is one of the world’s leading alpine climbers, although few know of him. He recently soloed the Polish Route on Grandes Jorasses. The Chamonix-based Italian has been pushing the standards of alpine climbing for years. When Gripped asked him about his Polish
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Rockies: Ishbel’s stunning new corner climb

Rauri Macfarlane and Liam Savage climbed the impressive West Slabs of Mount Ishbel. Mount Ishbel is popular to Rockies climbers as the mountain with a large rock scar. As half of the mountain has fallen away over the years (a tourist attraction with a pull-out on the Trans Canada
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West Coast’s new Vangaurdia

The West Coast season of new-routing has picked up again after a dry spell during the heat wave. Brette Harrington climbed a new 5.12+ just south of Squamish. The route is on the Fferys Wheel crag near Gonzales Creek. It’s a mix of bolts and thin gear
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Sens Unique Film

Here’s the first and second trailer of the upcoming film expected out this fall. It documents the first winter ascent of an aesthetic route Sens Unique in the Parc des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Quebec, by climbers Louis Rousseau and Yannick Girard. New Trailer Old Trailer
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Adam Ondra on his new Illusionist

Adam Ondra added Illusionist 5.14d to the Hanshelleren Cave in Flatanger, Norway.  Flatanger is a new proving ground for hard sport climbing, and it has been drawing elite climbers from around the world. Visit Climb Flatanger to learn more about the area.
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Christy Falls: all season fun

Christy Falls in winter, spring and summer. The wall has a world-class ice climb in winter and 5.14 routes in summer. By Adam Tutte The ice climb Christy Falls was found seven years ago in Kelowna B.C. I was new to ice at that point and the rock really drew me in. I live to bolt
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Salathe Free with Steph Davis

In 2005, Steph Davis freed the Salathe Wall. Watch and  be inspired. Visit her website here for more from Davis.  
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Monkey Face – Pioneer Route

One of Oregon’s most popular climbs, and for good reason, the Pioneer Route on the Monkey Face is a must-do. For more details on the route, check out Summit Post’s write-up here.
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Video: The Accomplice, a New Alpine Big Wall in the Rockies!

Earlier this week we reported about Jonny Simms and Chris Brazeau’s cutting-edge new route on a big wall above Field B.C. Well, sit back and watch the video Simms has uploaded, what a wild route! For the full story, visit Gripped here.
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