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Watch Ondra Climb Some Sandy Run-Outs

Watch this short film by FAKE House video production of Adam Ondra on an esthetic arete. Although he is probably most famed for his ascents in other European countries, Adam Ondra’s home crags of the Czech Republic also hold a special place for him. From time to time he
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New Pitch on Half Dome’s Damaged Northwest Face

Less than one month after a major rock-fall left a classic American route damaged, climbers have established a new pitch. The rock-fall that sent some of pitches 11 and 12 from Half Dome’s Northwest Face crashing to the valley below left many wondering if the route was too
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Karakorum and Himalayan Success and Failure

As the 2015 climbing season wraps up in the Karakorum and Himalayas, we look back at a season of death, storms and few summits. It has been a hot summer on peaks above 6,000 metres, which has left many of the trade routes in the greater ranges in dangerous condition. A number of
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Huge New Climb is First Ascent of the Mirror Wall in Greenland

One month ago, Leo Houlding and a small team left for a remote part of Greenland’s Renland to attempt a new wall. The Mirror Wall, which faces northwest, was first explored in 2012 by a Swiss Team that established two routes, one on either side of the main face. Visi
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Adam Ondra Crushing Between World Cups

Adam Ondra has been performing consistently well during the IFSC bouldering world cup season. On his days off, he has been busy making hard sends outdoors. Before the Birancon world cup, Ondra onsighted Face Bouc 5.14b on a hot day. In Ceuse, he made the second ascent of Chris
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Jan Hojer Crushed at Silvretta

Austrian world champion Jan Hojer recently joined Julian Wurm for some hard bouldering. Hojer and Wurm were climbing at Silvretta in Austria when they put away some difficult problems. Hojer managed to flash Freerunner V13 and Golden Gate V13. He also sent sent Momento V14, More
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Sasha DiGiulian Repeats Legendary Ron Kauk Route

American crusher Sasha DiGiulian has repeated a difficult Ron Kauk route. The route is called Peace 5.13c/d and became well-known after Kauk appeared in one of the Masters of Stone videos climbing the 100-metre route. It was originally being climbed ground up by John Bachar, who
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New Big Rockies Route: Bucking Horse Rider

Three Squamish-based senders have climbed a new big route on the Rockies’ Mount Louis. Mount Louis is an iconic peak near the town of Banff and is part of the Sawback Range. The first ascent was nearly 100 years ago and despite what some might think, it is hardly climbed
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Kate Rutherford and Jasmin Caton Climb New Remote Alpine Routes

The Leaning Towers in are remote and rarely-visited granite peaks in B.C.’s interior. By Jasmin Caton Kate Rutherford and I just returned from a week-long trip to the Leaning Towers in the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy. We enlisted the services of Stephen Senecal as a
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Watch the First Free Ascent of a Quebec 5.14

In 2009, Julien Bourassa-Moreau was starting to take is place on the climbing scene and he is now one of Quebec’s strongest climbers. In this video, Julien makes the first free ascent of a now-popular 5.14a at Baldi called Cassiopee.
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