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The Cosmic Boulder

Beau Stuart has been getting after at the Channel in the Southern Idaho with countless first ascents. One of his most recent discoveries, The Cosmic Boulder, is one of his greatest finds yet in the Channel. The location, holds, and moves on this beautiful piece of rock could
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New El Cap Speed Records

Yosemite’s big walls have long been the scene of speed ascents. Records are  kept for the times of each route’s ascent. For example, on March 9, David Gealy and  Jim Reynolds climbed The Nose in 17.5 hours. It was the youngest combined age Nose-in-a-day on record,
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Mina LW Sends 5.14b

A short video of Mina Leslie-Wujastyk repeating Mecca Extension 5.14b at Raven Tor in the Peak District. This was the first female ascent of this classic 5.14b and the first 5.14b by a british woman in the U.K. “It was super inspiring to see the effort she put into the
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Jonathan Siegrist crushes Rumney classic

Jonathan Siegrist sends the Rumney, New Hampshire classic Livin’ Astro 5.14c on his second try. Livin’ Astro by Mountain Project: Livin’ Astro is perhaps the most stunning and Aesthetic line in the entire east. Before the holds on Jaws were broken in 2006, this
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Italy’s first 5.14d repeated by Ghisolfi in 2014

Watch Stefano Ghisolfi climb Ground Zero, the famous 5.14d at Tetto di Sarre (Sarre Roof) in Aosta Valley, first redpointed by Alberto Gnerro on Sept. 11 2002. The route has had a number of repeat ascents. Gnerro said of his send, “Ground Zero is a name that evokes sad
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Alex Huber’s new hard route

On Sept. 18, 2014 Alexander Huber and Michi Althammer made the first free ascent of Wetterbock on Wetterbockwand’s Goll East Face in Austria’s Berchtesgaden Alps. Huber reports he’s climbed one of the more demanding alpine routes he’s sent. The 1,000-metre
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New Bugaboos Route by Olson and McAllister

Jen Olson and Tim McAllister have established a new route on the South Howser Tower. The great weather has led to excellent autumn conditions in the alpine. Olson and McAllister climbed Ethereal D+ 320 m M6 WI4R on Oct. 10, 2014. The new route climbs a nearly direct line up the
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Sasha DiGiulian is first female to climb this 300-metre 5.14

Sasha DiGiulian teamed up with Edu Marin to become the first woman to climb Viaje de los Locos 5.14a in Gole di Gorropu, Sardinia, Italy. The seven-pitch sport route was first climbed by Dani Andrada and Daniel Du Lac and means The Madman’s Journey. Full report from Red
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Vid: Ode to Arapiles

Ontario’s sandstone crag of Pass Lake near The Sleeping Giant Provincial Park has nearly 100 routes up to 5.12. During the 1980s, climbers either top-roped the easy routes or took to climbing the obvious cracks with protection. In the late 90s, a few bolts were added to a
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Angy Eiter and her Austrian Hercules

Angela Eiter is not only Austria’s strongest female climber, she is the best female lead competition climber in history. The 28-year-old, who was born in Arzl im Pitztal, Austria has been making headlines since she was a teenager. With four lead world champion titles to her
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